Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering

230 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500


Jonathan Bird, Ph.D.
Kevin M. Burke
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Nicholas Mastronarde
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies

Electrical Engineering Overview

The field of electrical engineering is built on the shoulders of giants, Tesla, Edison, Marconi, Bell, to meet the energy and telecommunication needs of our society. Out of the advancements in technology, Electrical Engineering is all around us today. Almost everything we use in our daily lives has a chip in it and implements some communication protocol and/or some sophisticated signal processing algorithm. Electrical engineers have had a key role in advancing innovative energy solutions including green technologies that will power our future; developing wireless communication systems that revolutionize the way we live; designing novel instrumentation and smart medical devices; using nanotechnology to create futuristic materials with unique electrical and optical properties; enabling technologies that enhance multimedia delivery; and implementing machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms that enable optimization of autonomous systems. Electrical engineers can be found in almost all sectors of the workforce, including research and development, product design, manufacturing operations, service, technical sales, marketing, consulting, education, law, and policy-making. Our program provides the scope of knowledge and training needed for employment and forms the basis for further study at the graduate level.

The Electrical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. These program education objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. Specific PEOs for Electrical Engineering are:

  • PEO #1 (Successful Careers): Graduates of the program will successfully contribute to the profession while advancing in their careers.
  • PEO #2 (Life Long Learning): Graduates of the program will continue to learn through advanced study or engagement in professional development activities.

Academic Advising

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from faculty advisors in their program of study. The SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education advises all students throughout their first two years of study. In the junior and senior years, students seek advisement primarily from departmental faculty advisors.

Academic Advising Contact Information

SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education
410 Bonner Hall
North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Phone: 716-645-2774