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Electrical Engineering

Designing a better future today

The electrical engineering program equips students with the technical skills needed to perform their work with precision, while developing a mindset focused on service to God and His creation. The program emphasizes study and application of the liberal arts. Recent research shows that engineering graduates who have developed virtues and soft skills through liberal arts study become the most productive, efficient and well-spoken career engineers, and are highly sought by employers.

Electrical engineering students are prepared to enter the workforce through coursework and projects completed in our specialized engineering lab.

Fast Facts

  • 54 credit hours of engineering coursework
  • Students earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering, delivered through the Department of Engineering
  • SAU’s Electrical Engineering program is grounded in faith perspectives to encourage students to develop and steward God’s creation
  • High level of engagement — faculty mentor students through coursework and life

Careers

Electrical engineering graduates have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge across a wide range of industries, as engineering expertise is constantly in demand. From biotech to energy, government to information systems, there is no shortage of possible avenues to gainful employment. Students will also be prepared to pursue graduate studies, should they choose, and leave the program ready to use their skills and the techniques they’ve learned in service to God, helping to repair a broken world one piece and one relationship at a time.

Key Courses

Basics of Engineering and Design
Electrical Circuits, with lab
Advanced Biosignal Analysis, with lab
Biomechanics, with lab
Digital Signal Processing
Communications Engineering

Students will also be required to complete an 8-credit hour senior project across two capstone courses (Senior Design I and II). Projects are team-based, and examples include intercollegiate competition, industry sponsorship, applied research and service projects.

Meet the Chair

Ron DeLap, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Engineering