Hands on Experience
UVM’s ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering (EE) program provides a significant amount of hands-on experience. The curriculum requires three semesters of laboratory experience in circuits and electronics. In addition, you will take courses in microprocessor-based design, signal processing, communication systems, and energy systems that also have a significant laboratory experience. In addition, the curriculum embeds design in each year culminating a team-based, interdisciplinary senior design project. Through these experiences you will develop the practical skills that will be invaluable after graduation.
Electrical Engineering is among the broadest of disciplines in that practicing EEs work on everything from high-power electric grids to low-power circuitry for smart devices and from medical instrumentation to fiber optics communications. As such, our general curriculum has a significant amount of flexibility enabling you to customize your experience to your interests.
In addition, we have three interdisciplinary “thEmEs” that allow students focus their studies.
Energy Systems: Explore the new frontier of alternative energy systems and smart-grid solutions. This interdisciplinary area parlays offerings from electrical engineering (energy generation, electromagnetics, power systems, etc.) and technical electives from mechanical engineering (thermodynamics and sustainable energy), policy, etc.
Computer Systems: Your studies will leverage courses in mixed-signal design, embedded computing, programming, sensors, and wireless communications. Apply your knowledge to develop the next generation of personal computing devices, smart home product, or server system.
Autonomous Systems: Leverage your studies in embedded systems, control systems, and signal processing to develop algorithms and technologies for intelligent and autonomous systems. Applications include aerial drones, satellites swarms, robotics, and human-machine interactions.