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Electrical Engineering (BS)


Major Credits Required: 82 Credits

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree at HPU involves the application of engineering principles to electrical systems and devices for purposes of diagnostics, maintenance, innovation or design, development, testing and commissioning with core expertise in electrical circuits, signals and systems, control and microcontroller systems, electronics, digital hardware, communications technology, embedded systems, and power. Students apply fundamentals in topics of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics to proceed toward specialization in advanced topics, such as computer architecture, network engineering, renewable energy, robotics and automation, intelligent control, image and audio processing, and modeling of engineering process-based systems. The HPU Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a four-year program, offering students an option to focus in Sustainability for attainment of a Concentration in Engineering Sustainability, or a Concentration in Computer Engineering. HPU Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering graduates will find employment in a wide expanse of industries, such as heavy industry and manufacturing, government roles, consultancy firms in engineering and business, instrumentation, and many other areas such as aviation, robotics, building and construction, healthcare, hospitality and military.

 Students require a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students undertaking Electrical Engineering with no specific concentration (general), Concentration in Engineering Sustainability, and Concentration in Computer Engineering require a minimum of 12 credit hours of major electives selected from the approved lists.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering seeks to produce graduates who will have:

  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 judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusions

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

With the achievement of these outcomes, we expect our students, within a few years of graduation, to be able to:

  • Actively and effectively engage in engineering practice to develop studies, analyses and designs that may result in electronic devices and/or a system of electronic devices as innovative solutions or improvements in electrical engineering, or in the pursuit of related fields.

  • Be liberally informed engineers who are leaders within industry and the community.

  • Solve real-world problems and challenges related to engineering applications, with creativity, innovation and professional responsibility.

  • Serve as engineering ambassadors in the community by conforming to the highest ethical and professional standards, continuing professional skill development and actively participating in the learning and development of those they are supervising and their peers.