What will I learn?

Why study Electrical Engineering BS at UB?

The field of electrical engineering is built on the shoulders of giants, Tesla, Edison, Marconi, Bell, to meet the energy and telecommunication needs of our society. Out of the advancements in technology, Electrical Engineering is all around us today. Almost everything we use in our daily lives has a chip in it and implements some communication protocol and/or some sophisticated signal processing algorithm. A few of the important innovations that electrical engineers have produced include: innovative energy solutions to light our homes, our power, and our devices; design, analyze and optimize wireless communication devices and networks that revolutionize the way we live; develop devices and instrumentation to save lives; use nanotechnology to produce better materials for solar cells and sensing devices; design the technology that enables customized entertainment; and advance new green technologies that will power our future. Electrical engineers can be found in almost all sectors of the workforce, including research and development, product design, manufacturing operations, service, technical sales, marketing, consulting, education, law, and policy-making. Our program provides the scope of knowledge and training needed for employment and also forms the basis for further study at the graduate level. It is designed to have students enter industry directly or proceed with graduate study.

Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives: Electrical Engineering Graduates are prepared to attain the following PEOs within a few years of graduation:

PEO #1 (Successful Careers): Graduates of the program will successfully contribute to the profession while advancing in their careers.
PEO #2 (Life Long Learning): Graduates of the program will continue to learn through advanced study or engagement in professional development activities.

In addition, the curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

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.

Career Outlook

EE Alumni have found employment in the following fields:

  • Academia
  • Circuit design
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Data Analytics
  • Department of Defense
  • Electrical systems
  • Environmental protection
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical electronics and imaging
  • Multimedia industry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Operation of technical systems
  • Patent application and review
  • Public policy
  • Power engineering
  • Product design
  • Radar Imaging
  • Research and development
  • Signal Processing Industry

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,740.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class. You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university. UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

For international students

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class. You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university. UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale. Our admissions counselors are experts in the many education systems around the world. They know how to compare your country’s grading scale to the one we use here at UB.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 70, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 523, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.0, the minimum score of PTE is 50, the minimum score of ACT (English and Reading) is 18, the minimum score of SAT I Critical Reading (Old Version) is 450 and the minimum score of SAT I ERWS (New Version) is 500.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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