Bachelor of Science Program – Details

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

The electrical engineering program objectives are designed to promote technical competence, professional development and citizenship in the global community. Graduates of the undergraduate program in electrical engineering are expected to attain the following objectives within a few years of graduation:

Graduates will apply their technical skills in mathematics, science and engineering to the solution of complex problems encountered in modern electrical engineering practice.

Graduates will model, analyze, design and experimentally evaluate components or systems that achieve desired technical specifications subject to the reality of economic constraints.

Graduates will compete effectively in a world of rapid technological change and assume leadership roles within industrial, entrepreneurial, academic or governmental environments in the broad context of electrical engineering.

Some graduates who choose to redirect their careers will be employed in diverse fields such as healthcare, business, law, computer science, multimedia and music through graduate-level studies and the process of lifelong learning.

Graduates will have established the foundations for critical thinking that are needed to broaden or redirect their careers in diverse disciplines such as business, health care and the arts through graduate-level studies and/or the process of life-long leaning.

Graduates will adhere to highly ethical practices, and they will make exemplary engineering decisions that balance economic, environmental and societal factors for the betterment of the global community.

To visualize how the program is broken down by time and course relationships, see the following documents:

  • Undergraduate Core Curriculum
  • Undergraduate Sample Program

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is one of the world’s most prominent professional Engineering societies. The IEEE (“eye-triple-E”) helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. The USC IEEE Student Branch shares a vision of creating an engineering community which promotes both intellectual and social growth for students.