Electrical Engineering Major Electrical Engineering Major The electrical engineering major is devoted to the idea of design-simulate-build-test. Majors have the necessary skills to see projects through from requirements to working devices that meet real needs for customers. 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Regardless of branch, officers will surely be involved with electronic systems in military hardware. Cadets who major in electrical engineering develop a mastery of the fundamental elements of circuit theory, electromagnetic fields and waves, electronics, digital computer logic, and electromechanical energy conversion. They then study in greater depth subjects selected from the areas of robotics, communications, opto-electronics, alternative energy, and cyber engineering. The program emphasizes practical design, hands-on laboratory and computer experience, teamwork, and interdisciplinary projects. The program additionally provides a sound basis for graduate schooling in electrical engineering. This major offers an honors track. The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Electrical engineering majors have a lab requirement component. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Required Courses EE302 INTRO ELECTRICAL ENGIN EE360 DIGITAL LOGIC W/ EMBEDDED SYS EE362 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS EE377 ELECTRICAL POWER ENGNRNG EE381 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS EE383 ELECTROMAGN FIELDS & WAVES EE400 EE PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATIONS EE462 ELECTRONIC DESIGN XE401 INTEGRATIVE SYSTEM DESIGN I Sample Electives CS393 DATABASE SYSTEMS CY300 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS EE477 DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS EE480 OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS EE482 WIRELESS COMM SYS ENGINEERING EE483 PHOTONICS ENGINEERING EE485 SPEC TOPICS IN EE EE486 SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS EE487 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT EE489 ADV IND STUDY IN ELECT ENGR EE489A ADV IND STUDY IN ELECT ENGR EE490 ELEC ENGRNG SUMMER RESEARCH XE442 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENGINEERING XE472 DYNAMIC MODELING AND CONTROL XE475 MECHATRONICS XE492 DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Electrical Engineering Major Curriculum. Outside the classroom, many electrical engineering majors participate in clubs and activities that are great fun and professionally rewarding. A few examples include: the Amateur Radio Club and the Electronic Experimenters' Group – which provides kits, parts, tools, and faculty help, at no charge, for cadets who are interested in building their own electronic equipment. Cadets in this major have the opportunity to apply for a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, to apply their knowledge in research and operational settings at locations throughout the world. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or the Cyber Research Center and the Photonics Research Center.