Engineering class


What is the difference between the Electrical and Electronic Major and the Electrical and Computer Major?

Both options lead to the Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). There’s no difference in the two majors for the first two and a half years. It’s in these two years that you will obtain a strong background in electrical engineering fundamentals and mathematics. It isn’t until you begin to specialize – in the second semester of your Junior year – that the two majors have differences.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major might be considered the more "traditional" electrical engineering program. In this major, you continue your study into the areas of electromagnetic energy conversion, electromagnetic fields, and electronic materials. Within this major, you can further specialize with concentrations in power, control systems, system safety, solid state electronics and materials. Elective courses in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major include “Control Systems”, “Introduction to Communication Systems”, “Integrated Microelectronic Circuits”, “Antenna Theory and Design”, and “Power Systems.”

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Major has been planned for those students who desire a degree which combines the standard electrical engineering fundamentals with a significant emphasis on computer principles and applications. This major includes a required integrated sequence in computer software, computer hardware and computer design. The emphasis in these courses is on small computers, particularly state-of-the-art microcomputer concepts and applications. Elective courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Major include “Digital Signal Processing”, “Digital Control Systems”, “Integrated Microelectronic Circuits”, “Computer Architecture,” “Embedded Systems Design,” and “Introduction to Computer Graphics.”


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1515 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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