Electrical Engineering (BS)


Major Credits Required: 83 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 4 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 in each of the four year programs. Students undertaking Electrical Engineering with a Concentration in Engineering Sustainability require selection of subjects and a minimum of 21 credit hours in Engineering Sustainability (refer to the approved list of  elective courses for a Concentration in Engineering Sustainability). Students undertaking Electrical Engineering with a Concentration in Computer Engineering require major electives selected from the approved list of major elective courses for the Computer Engineering Concentration.


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