Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is designed to provide breadth of knowledge in the discipline through a set of core courses and to ensure depth and focus in certain specializations through track elective courses. It encompasses areas of re-search, development, design, and operation of electrical and electronic systems and their components.
The EE curriculum consists of a total of 180 units (lecture and laboratory), which can be completed in four (4) years by a full-time student on a trimestral basis. The first three (3) terms focus on building the foundation of engineering mathematics and sciences. Professional courses start by 4th term, which focus on training the students with the general skills and expertise needed of a EE graduate such us electrical and electronics circuits and de-sign, electrical apparatus and devices, electrical systems, power systems, and distribution and substation design, to name a few. By the 10th term, students are expected to choose their career tracks. The career tracks will prepare them in the kind of job that they want to take, hence choosing the right company for On-the-job Training which happens in the final term. Career tracks is also designed to guide the students in choosing their area of concerns in the culminating research and design activities.
There are three (2) professional tracks available:
TRACK 1: RENEWABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING
TRACK 2: POWER SYSTEM ENGINEERING
The curriculum also give much importance in preparing the students in their research and design culmination by equipping them with statistical knowledge, and skills and tools in data analysis. Design thinking process is also given importance in the Technopreneurship class. These are taken prior their research methods and capstone design project courses.
General education courses are also embedded in the curriculum to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students in communications, literature and arts, ethics, and contemporary issues.
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Consulting. Consultants give professional or expert advice to others as needed, usually on a short-term basis. Consultants usually are experts in their fields with many years’ experience.
Development. Developers take researchers’ ideas and make useable products. These products can be computers, electrical generators, monitors, routers, and software.
Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs start with an idea and grow it into their own business in the electrical and computer area. Take a good idea, add funding and a large measure of hard work, and success is achievable.
Intellectual Property and Patent Law. Patent lawyers work with researchers and developers to write the patents necessary for engineers to receive the financial re-wards of their most creative work. An EE degree is an almost required foundation for being a successful patent lawyer in the areas of electrical and computer engineering.
Management. Managers are the corporate leaders and technical management is a specialized area. An EE degree coupled with an MBA is key to success in managing technical companies.
Research. Researchers, usually at university or corporate labs, develop the science that is the basis of tomorrow’s technologies and products.
Sales. Marketing and sales persons deliver technology products to users. To intelligently and effectively sell electrical or computer products almost requires an EE degree.
Teaching. Good teachers ensure that the profession carries on with its valued contribution to the society. Whether at the community college or university level, it’s a re-warding career. Frequently, teaching is combined with research and consulting.
Source: Electrical and Computer Engineering: Exciting Paths, Exciting Challenges and Rewarding Careers, Ronald O. Brown