Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Program

Wired for Success!

Join our program and participate in one of the best undergraduate electrical engineering programs in the country — cutting-edge curriculum and facilities, we combine learning with doing and theory with practice — resulting in your success. We focus on digital and image processing, robotics control, micro-electronics, wide-area surveillance.

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Our curriculum provides you with an understanding of basic electrical engineering principles and emphasizes the development of problem solving skills. Your extensive lab experiences are integrated with your course work, which ensures development of fundamental knowledge — resulting in a graduate ready to enter the work force or pursue a graduate degree.

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

You'll focus on the development of electrical devices, integrated circuits, microelectronic devices, electronics, electromagnetics, electro-optics, signal processing, computer systems, networks, communication and control systems.

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide hands-on learning — in combination with classroom concepts, you'll have hands-on practice in the microfabrication lab, optical information processing lab, photonics lab, signal processing lab, systems and control lab, communications networks lab, advanced digital design lab, opto-electronics devices lab, HAM-radio lab, ultraviolet laser lithography lab, and computational electromagnetic lab.

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

We are proud to introduce our Bachelor's Plus Master's program that attracts and retains top-notch students making it possible to complete the master's degree in as little time as one additional academic year.


Through internships, co-ops, study abroad and service opportunities, you can expand your learning to reality and gain invaluable experience in your field.  About one-half of our students participate in our Cooperative Education working with companies such as AO Smith, Honda, Toyota, Fujitec, Battelle, YSI, LexisNexis and Naval Research Laboratories. And, many of our students benefit from our service-learning program — ETHOS.


15:1 student/teacher ratio — experience one-on-one assistance with transitioning, advising and growth as an engineering professional.

Work with faculty in their areas of interest — augmented with joint faculty from the electro-optics program, our electrical and computer engineering faculty are world-renowned teachers and researchers who have edited textbooks, published extensively in national and international journals and conferences, and are fellows in their respective professional organizations. Participate in extensive research opportunities with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) — undergraduate hands-on research experience.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is uniquely placed to add to our student's financial aid. Through scholarships funded from a $2 million MUMMA endowment fund and other foundations, we support both undergraduate and graduate students and supplement University and School of Engineering awards.

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Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

ABET LogoOur electrical engineering undergraduate program is
accredited by the 
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to develop in students the skills and knowledge to learn, lead and serve in their profession and their community.

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Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Our Electrical Engineering alumni will

  1. Find rewarding careers as engineering professionals. As electrical engineers, they will design and develop new products, technologies and processes that incorporate one or more of the following elements:  analog and digital circuits, signals and systems, propagation and processing of signals, and control systems.
  2. Continue their professional education either formally, in graduate school, professional schools, or through industrial training programs or informally, through activities such as continuing education, attendance in short courses, professional workshops and conferences.
  3. Exercise and further develop their skills in professional communication through activities such as project briefings, conference presentations, technical reports and manuals, and journal publications.
  4. Participate in activities for the betterment of society and carry on the traditions of the University of Dayton by maintaining high ethical standards in their professional activities and by serving their country and community through service, leadership and mentoring.

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Electrical Engineering Program Outcomes

a.    Our graduates will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
b.    Our graduates will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c.    Our graduates will have the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d.    Our graduates will have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e.    Our graduates will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f.     Our graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g.    Our graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively.
h.    Our graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i.     Our graduates will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j.     Our graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues.
k.    Our graduates will have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation by the Numbers



AY 2012-2013




AY 2013-2014

Chemical 309 58 323
Civil 203 37 202
Electrical and Computer 262 37 259
Engineering Technology 285 82 268
Mechanical 648 103 724
Undeclared 120 92
TOTAL 1827 317 1868

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