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Electrical Engineering

Designing a better future today

The electrical engineering program will equip students with the technical skills needed to perform their work well, while developing a mindset focused on service to God and his creation. The program will emphasize 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.

Students pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at SAU will choose from two concentrations of specialization: electrical and biomedical. Both areas of specialization are projected to be in high demand almost indefinitely, ensuring strong, long-term employment prospects. Electrical engineering students will be prepared to enter the workforce through coursework and projects completed in the renovated Whiteman-Gibbs Science Center, the Physical Plant and the Jaworski Clinical Simulation Lab (if pursuing the biomedical track).

Fast Facts

  • 54 credit hours of engineering coursework
  • Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree, delivered through the new Department of Engineering
  • SAU intends to apply for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.) accreditation after the first class graduates in 2023
  • Christian engineering program, grounded in faith perspectives to encourage students to develop and steward Creation
  • High level of engagement — faculty mentor students through coursework and life
  • Business electives are encouraged to further broaden the foundation of liberal arts knowledge and skills

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.

Students will 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, 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 eight-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