About the Program
Essentially everything with anything electrical in it was designed and developed by electrical engineers. Through the application of physics, math, and programming, electrical engineers are the creative problem solvers that research, design, and develop electrical and electronic systems and components that control, monitor, energize, and communicate with everything around us. Examples range from space exploration, cell phones, and advanced medical diagnostic equipment, to hybrid and electric vehicles, manufacturing processes, robotics, and wind turbines. Areas of electrical engineering include: computers, microprocessors and embedded systems, control systems, communication systems, signal and image processing, microelectronics, biomedical devices, and power and energy systems. A career in electrical engineering opens up opportunities to solve problems in every area.
Mechatronics represents a combination of electrical and mechanical engineering as well as computer engineering with an emphasis on the electrical and computer side of engineering. It is particularly suited for those interested in fields involving the control and operation of anything requiring motion, such as robotics, automation, electric vehicles, and medical assist devices.
As an ABET-accredited engineering program, PNW’s program for the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering fulfills the educational requirements for PE licensure in Indiana and all states of the US
Civics Literacy Proficiency
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): Minimum grade of C- required for MA 16300, 16400 and 26100, as well as PHYS 15200; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for all ECE courses; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
Experiential Learning (EL): One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.
General Education Core: General Education notations can be found within the course description. Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.
Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study.
Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.
Additional Information and Guidelines
Note 1: Senior Engineering Design I: Prerequisite Courses - ENGL 30700 and ECE 31200. Department permission required.
Note 2: Ethics for the Professions, PHIL 32400 - Please use section reserved for engineering students. PHIL 32100 is also allowed.
Continuing students cannot transfer in credit for a required ECE course without prior approval of the ECE faculty.
Students who do not receive a grade in a required ECE course that meets the minimum or better required for their plan of study in three attempts, including grades of W, will not be allowed to continue in Electrical or Computer Engineering programs.
Pass/No Pass Option is not available to students for engineering, math, and science courses.