About the B.S. in Electrical Engineering

The undergraduate Electrical Engineering program at the University of Bridgeport prepares students for a career in Electrical Engineering in any of its specializations such as communications, power/renewable energy, signals and systems and VLSI/ electronics. The program includes analysis and design courses that need a strong background in mathematics and science.

Electrical Engineering is one of the largest discipline in engineering which deals with power, controls, signals and systems, materials, communications, micro-nano electronics and more. The Electrical Engineering curriculum at UB prepares our students to be skilled problem solvers, ready for a multitude of career opportunities. Our gradates work in public and private sectors, for almost every industry imaginable, including e-commerce, communication, health-care, the space industry, defense, home-land security, renewable energy and technology startups. 

Design and problem solving form the heart of the discipline and a variety of computer aided design (CAD) tools are utilized to facilitate problem-based learning and implementation. The graduate of this program will obtain the basic education in the first three years. The senior year is utilized to explore specific areas of interest. A total of 120 semester hours are required to complete the degree.

Students pursuing their degree at ABET accredited EE program benefit from:

  • The education with the integration of the practice of engineering design throughout the curriculum.
  • The interdisciplinary curriculum addressing a growing demand for professionals who have both strong discipline-specific knowledge and substantial competency in Computer Science* and Computer Engineering**. 
  • Opportunities for project-based learning and the availability of cutting-edge tools and laboratories
  • Elective tracks that allow targeted learning within following four unique subject areas:
      • Microelectronics and VLSI Design
      • Signal Processing and Communications
      • Controls and PLC
      • Power and Renewable Energy
  • A rich array of on-campus clubs and societies in which engineering students may pursue their interests outside the classroom

Program Educational Objectives

Our Electrical Engineering Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate peer-recognized expertise and problem solving skills providing solutions to the problems in industry, academia as well as other disciplines in the field they choose to pursue. [Problem Solving]
  2. Demonstrate the capacity to embrace new opportunities and adapt to changes in emerging technologies, developing future state-of-the art designs and products. [Engineering System Design]
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills and facilitate the achievement of others while collaborating with professionals in a multidisciplinary environment. [Communication]
  4. Demonstrate their creative and critical reasoning skills while solving technical problems, ethically and responsibly, in service to society. [Contemporary issues]
  5. Demonstrate life-long learning and adaptation to a continuously changing field through graduate work, professional development, and self-study. [LLL/Work/Grad School]

Student Enrollment 

Year Enrollment
2021 49
2020 60
2019 85
2018 99
2017 103

Certified Graduates 

Year Graduates
2019-2020 25
2018-2019 30
2017-2018 42
2016-2017 36