Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

A degree in Electrical Engineering allows you to program computers and understand the computer hardware systems from the microchip level and up.  A creative, hands-on discipline with a vital math component, electrical engineering students learn to work with controls, computer systems, telecommunications, microchip design, fiber optics, remote sensors, circuits, and much more. Our capstone projects allow you to bring many of these tools to design, create and program innovative projects in a team environment. You will have the tools you need to create a faster smartphone, build automotive electronics, create the energy-efficient power systems of the future, understand embedded systems to develop smart robotics and even develop artificial intelligence and machine learningsystems. With this versatile degree, you will have the background and the skill sets to design, build and program modern computing and engineering systems of today and tomorrow.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at WSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Academic Year Enrollment Degrees Awarded
2020 359 78
2019 300 71
2018 311 73
2017 327 55
2016 318 42
2015 280 44
2014 219 30
2013 185 24
2012 210 39

Enrollment data reflect the total number of students in BSEE pre-professional and professional engineering programs. Detailed information on enrollment and graduation pertaining to the ME professional engineering program can be obtained through the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

ABET program educational objectives:

ABET Program Educational Objectives: Within a few years of graduation, our graduates are expected to meet objectives in the following categories:

  • PEO1: Career Preparation and Value of the Educational Experience:
    Work on diverse teams to positively impact local and global communities through their practice of electrical and computer engineering and related disciplines.
  • PEO2: Problem-solving and Continued Learning:
    Maintain and increase their technical expertise through graduate study, research, continuous skill development, and lifelong learning.
  • PEO3: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Integrity:
    Be able to advance into leadership, managerial, or entrepreneurial positions by being ethical and competent practitioners with effective communication skills.

Approved by the ECE faculty and Industrial Advisory Board, October 2021

ECE program outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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