Why Study Electrical Engineering?
Essentially everything with anything electrical in it was designed and developed by electrical engineers. Through the application of physics, math, and programming, electrical engineers are the creative problem solvers that research, design, and develop electrical and electronic systems and components that control, monitor, energize, and communicate with everything around us. Some examples range from space exploration, cell phones, and advanced medical diagnostic equipment, to hybrid and electric vehicles, manufacturing processes, and wind turbines. Areas of electrical engineering include computers, control systems, communication systems, signal and image processing, microelectronics, biomedical devices, and power and energy systems. Electrical engineers are creative problem solvers, designing systems that make things work. So if you want to be part of something big, then consider becoming an electrical engineer.
Why study electrical engineering at Purdue Northwest?
- Purdue University Northwest is part of the world renowned Purdue system.
- The engineering programs at Purdue Northwest are ranked 35th in the nation among master’s comprehensive universities by US News and World Report.
- PNW engineering programs are ABET accredited.
- Active engineering student organizations and national competitions
- Class sizes are small, labs are state of the art, and all electrical and computer engineering faculty have PhD’s in their area of instruction.
- Opportunity to earn baccalaureate and master’s engineering degrees within five years
- In addition to extensive technical skills, students learn project management and written and oral communication skills essential for the engineering profession.
- The undergraduate engineering programs culminate in a two semester team based capstone senior-design project.
- Our graduates are sought after by a wide range of industries, follow a variety of exciting career paths, and are offered very competitive starting salaries.
PNW Electrical Engineering students are in demand, not only for their deep appreciation and comprehension of the principles of engineering analysis and design—but also for their project management, technical, and communication skills. They make us #PNWEngineeringProud.
Dr. Khair Al Shamaileh received the B.Sc. in Communications and Electronics Engineering and the M.Sc. in Wireless Communications Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Engineering from Toledo University, USA, in 2015. He joined the ECE Department at Purdue University Northwest as an Assistant Professor in 2016. His research interests include microwave modeling, multi- and broad-band RF circuits design, wireless security, localization algorithms, and applied optimization techniques to engineering problems. Dr. Al Shamaileh has been actively teaching Introduction to Communications Theory, Digital Communications, Wireless Communication Systems, and Linear Circuits Analysis with great enthusiasm; and proved to be a favorable and respected teacher.
He has actively involved students in hands-on and applied projects in communications engineering. Furthermore, he has engaged students in research-oriented projects in the field of microwave front-ends engineering and RF circuits design. Dr. Al Shamaileh has always taken students’ success in their academic career as the true measure of his; and is continuously seeking opportunities to add value to the ECE Department, School of Engineering and University through teaching and scholastic excellence as well as efficient community service.
The Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
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Direct admission to the BS in Electrical Engineering program requires consideration of standardized test scores and performance in mathematics additional to general University admissions requirements. Interested students who are not directly admissible to Electrical Engineering may be admitted to a general admission program in which they can prepare for acceptance into the Electrical Engineering program in the School of Engineering.
Specific requirements are dependent upon the student’s catalog term, i.e., the term in which the student first entered Purdue University Northwest.
- Starting date fall 2016 and later
- Starting date prior to fall 2016 Hammond
- Starting date prior to fall 2016 Westville