Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Engineers have completely changed the way we live; the work they do is the link between scientific breakthroughs and the commercial applications that make our lives better. From creating better ways to communicate to using new discoveries to treat disease, it’s an exciting field that presents you with the opportunity to solve real-world problems.
If you’re ready to build a solid foundation of mathematics and engineering and use your knowledge to create new and exciting things, earning your BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering is an excellent place to start.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.
ABET is a respected worldwide accreditor of college and university applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs. Accreditation assures prospective students, employers, graduate schools, and certification and registration boards that the program meets rigorous quality standards and produces graduates who are prepared to be successful in critical technical fields.
NU’s program, faculty, and administration completed an intensive 18-month, five-step review process before being awarded this highly regarded designation.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
Program is the only 100% online ABET-accredited Electrical and Computer Engineering program in the United States.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering program involves the study of hardware, software, communications, and the interactions between them. NU’s curriculum focuses on the theories, principles, and practices of traditional electrical engineering and mathematics and applies them to the design of computers and computer-based devices. Courses are structured to establish analytical thinking and design skills in areas such as computer architecture, digital logic design, circuits analysis, computer communication networks, digital computer control, integrated circuit engineering, project management, VLSI design, digital signal processing and embedded systems.
Program Educational Objectives
In support of the mission of National University, the educational objective of the Electrical and Computer Engineering is to prepare graduates to achieve success in one or more of the following within a few years after graduation.
- Succeed in pursuing a chosen career path and demonstrate technical competence in utilizing electrical and computer engineering principles and skills in industry, academia or the public sector.
- Engage in sustained learning through graduate education, professional development and self-study in engineering and other professionally related fields.
- Function well on a diverse and multidisciplinary team with effective communication skills.
- Exhibit leadership, high standards of ethical conduct and societal responsibility in the practice of engineering.
Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of National University’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, you will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- Function effectively on a team whose members provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Hear From Our Faculty
Watch our video to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering program from Dr. Ronald Uhlig, Program Chair, Department of Engineering & Computing.
“This ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program provides students with foundation knowledge of electrical engineering with added emphasis on computer software and hardware. Upon graduation, our students are prepared with technical foundation, hands-on experiences, and professional skills to excel in their future careers.”
-Peilin Fu, Ph.D., Program Director, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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“My favorite part of the program would be all the lab classes. I am more of a kinesthetic learner, and doing things “hands-on” or practical application really helps me learn. I enjoyed being able to write code in C++, MATLAB, and HDL, along with building real circuits with components at home and on MultiSIM digitally.”
-Marc Lessard., Class of 2022
Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree FAQs
Yes. If you are interested in a well-paying career in a rapidly growing field, this is a good major for you.
Electrical and computer engineers invent, design, and build technologies that make the world a better place. You will work with other like-minded, intelligent individuals to develop innovative solutions that work.
Yes, National University offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering online.
You will need to complete all 126 credits to earn your degree. If you remain diligent on National University’s one-course-per-month format, you can complete the degree in four to six years.
Electrical engineers are typically proficient in math and science and have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
Yes, electrical engineering is a high-paying career choice with a lot of opportunities for upward movement and leadership roles. Demand for electrical engineers is on the rise.
You will likely be responsible for one or more projects at a time, both on your own and in collaboration with a team. You will spend most of your time on a computer designing or in the lab, testing or building equipment.
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