Electrical Engineering

Your Future in Electrical Engineering

Do you enjoy discovering how electronics are powered? Do you love physics and math? Do you want to work with emerging technologies? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of North Texas.

Electrical engineers research, test, design and develop electrical and electronic equipment. These skills are highly marketable in developing:

  • Aerospace and aviation systems
  • Audio and video home entertainment systems
  • Computers
  • Consumer electronics
  • Imaging techniques
  • Medical electronics
  • Semiconductor integrated devices
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Telecommunication systems
  • Wireless networks

What we offer

We feature an innovative and project-oriented curriculum that reflects best practices in engineering education. You’ll enjoy active learning experiences emphasizing knowledge and skills so you can solve real-world electrical engineering problems. These experiences are provided through industry-university joint projects.

You’ll complete many of your courses at Discovery Park, which houses the College of Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering. This 300-acre research facility encourages the development and commercialization of new ideas by bringing together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms. It is located five miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle.

You’ll have access to state-of-the-art instructional and research labs that offer fascinating study and research possibilities. They include:

  • Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design Laboratory
  • Speech, Music and Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Texas Environmental Observatory
  • Vision, Robotics and Control Systems Laboratory
  • Wireless Systems and Sensor Networks Laboratory

Working closely with faculty members, you can conduct groundbreaking research in a wide range of areas from artificial intelligence to data fusion and very-large-scale integration design. Our faculty are experienced and skilled scholars and researchers. They’ve helped students earn prestigious scholarships from NASA’s Aeronautics Scholarship Program, which includes two years of financial support and a summer internship at a NASA research center.

Students who choose to live on campus have the opportunity to join our Living Learning Community, which brings together engineering majors to enhance academic and social experiences.

You’re encouraged to join the UNT chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers or National Society of Black Engineers. Joining these organizations can lead to internship opportunities.

Our degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410-347-7700).

What to expect

While pursuing your degree, you’ll study electronics, control systems, communication systems, computer systems, very-large-scale integration design, electromagnetics and signal processing.

You’ll also develop a global outlook on the profession through a one-year sequence of business and marketing courses. Other courses will focus on art, management, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, engineering ethics and professionalism.

Small classes will allow you to receive personal attention from faculty members and interact closely with your peers.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

Detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements is available online.

In your senior year, apply for admission at applytexas.org by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. Do you live out of state? For your convenience, you can apply through the Common Application.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits. Learn more about transferring to UNT.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources.