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Phone: (208) 885-6554
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-7579
Email: info@ece.uidaho.edu

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875 Perimeter Drive MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

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Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

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Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

For further information about undergraduate degree requirements, please refer to the Undergraduate Curricular Requirements and the University Catalog Information page.

Electrical engineering involves the application of electrical phenomena for the benefit of society. Electrical engineers design and use circuits and systems for computers, instruments, communications devices, and power conversion equipment.

Students in the electrical engineering program are assigned a faculty adviser upon entry into the program. The adviser helps the student prepare appropriate class schedules each semester and provides guidance on other academic and professional issues.

Students can take an electrical engineering course in their freshman year that introduces them to the field and helps prepare them for further study. Required courses in the freshman year help develop a solid foundation in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and writing.

Foundation courses in science, mathematics, and engineering are continued in the sophomore year, including the first two courses in electrical circuits. The junior year exposes the student to a wide variety of electrical engineering courses to develop breadth in electrical engineering knowledge and skills.

In the senior year, students specialize in specific areas of electrical engineering through the choice of technical electives. Students also take a two-semester sequence of design courses where students learn to design, test, and build an electrical engineering circuit or system. Additional courses in the humanities, social sciences, and English help prepare the graduate to become a well-rounded and productive member of society.

For more information, contact the department office at info@ece.uidaho.edu or (208) 885-6554.