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Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.)

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

Wired for Success

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 coursework, which ensures the development of fundamental knowledge — resulting in a graduate ready to enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.

Electrical engineering is a broad-based degree program concerning the study and application of devices and systems involving electrical signals, electronics, and electromagnetics. It includes the rapidly developing areas of control systems, digital and computer systems, microelectronics, telecommunications, radar systems, robotics, signal and image processing and more.

  • Our Cooperative Education program allows students to work with companies such as GE Aviation, AO Smith, Honda, Toyota, Fujitec, Battelle, YSI, LexisNexis and Naval Research Laboratories.
  • A degree that makes you competitive in today's job market
  • Hands-on research experiences at our state-of-the-art, on-campus lab facilities and extensive research opportunities at the University of Dayton Research Institute and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base labs
  • Professors respected by scholars worldwide

Plans of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog for overview and courses for the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree.

You'll focus on the development of electrical devices, integrated circuits, microelectronic devices, electronics, electromagnetics, 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 circuit analysis laboratory, electronic devices laboratory, digital systems laboratory, signals and systems laboratory, electronic systems laboratory, computer architecture laboratory, and communication systems laboratory.

Click here to go to the University Catalog for more information about the Bachelor's Plus Master's Program.

You can participate in our Bachelor's Plus Master's Program that leads you to a bachelor's degree in an engineering major (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, or technology) and a master's degree. Physics majors (College of Arts and Sciences) may also participate. 

Note: you should plan early and consult with your department to determine when to make this request. Requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and permission from your undergraduate department chair.

Areas of Emphasis 

We offer a variety of minors and concentrations that allow you to explore your area of interest. 


Program Details 

Our laboratories include the advanced communications network and security laboratory, signal and image processing laboratory, intelligent signal and systems laboratory, embedded data processing laboratory, nonlinear control laboratory, Motoman robotics laboratory, microfabrication laboratory, Mumma radar laboratory, microwave measurements laboratory, vision laboratory, integrated microsystems laboratory, and parallel cognitive systems laboratory.

At the University of Dayton, we are proud to have a d15:1 student/teacher ratio — experience one-on-one assistance with transitioning, advising and growth as an engineering professional. Augmented with joint faculty from the electro-optics program, our electrical engineering faculty are world-renowned teachers and researchers. 

Virtual Visit

Schedule a virtual academic visit today to get all your questions answered. Prospective students can connect online with an associate dean, department chair or faculty member and get a student perspective from an Engineering Ambassador. Complete the Online Academic Visit Form to set up your School of Engineering virtual academic visit.

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Scholarship Opportunity

FIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs to build science, engineering, technology and life skills. The University of Dayton School of Engineering supports their endeavor with a $2500 renewable scholarship for students who major in chemical, civil, computer, discover (undecided), electrical, or mechanical engineering or engineering technology. For information, please click here to contact Shawnee Breitenstein.

Application (DOCX)

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Eric Balster, Department Chair

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232