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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Electrical Engineering

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/ecet/programs/ee.html

Electrical Engineering

Let us remember, we as teachers educate technologists to use and improve existing technology and engineers who design and research new concepts.


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering is offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology (ECET) Department.

Electrical Engineering (EE) encompasses research, development, design and operation of electrical and electronic systems and their components. This program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The primary objective of the Electrical Engineering program is to educate engineering professionals who possess a sound design and analytical back ground coupled with a strong laboratory experience. This means that the department prepares its graduates for:

  1. Entry into the engineering work environment with well-developed design and laboratory skills.
  2. Further study toward advanced degrees in engineering and other related disciplines.
  3. Advancement into managerial ranks and/or entrepreneurial endeavors.

The educational objectives for our Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree are to prepare our graduates to:

  1. Function as responsible members of society with an awareness of the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of their work.
  2. Become successful practitioners in engineering and other diverse careers.
  3. Succeed in full time graduate and professional studies.
  4. Pursue continuing and life-long learning opportunities.
  5. Pursue professional registration.

Our metrics for determining success in meeting these objectives will include:

  1. Assessment of societal, economic awareness, and ethical performance of our graduates by the graduate and employer.
  2. Monitoring of the success of our graduates in the work force.
  3. Monitoring of the success of our graduates in graduate and professional programs.
  4. Assessment of continuing and life-long learning by the graduate (and their employer as applicable).
  5. Reviewing the number and success of our students completing professional registration to advance their careers.

The Electrical Engineering degree curriculum includes the following components:

  1. A strong background in the physical sciences, mathematics, and the engineering sciences including extensive hands-on laboratory instruction.
  2. An integrated design component including instruction in basic practices and procedures, creativity, control, economics, and synthesis. The process begins with basic instruction during the freshman year and concludes with a capstone design project.
  3. A choice of several sub-disciplines in their senior level elective offerings (digital, controls, communications, microelectronics design and fabrication).
  4. Opportunities for students to develop sensitivity to the social and humanistic implications of technology and motivate them to make worth while contributions to the profession and society, while upholding the highest standards of professional ethics.
  5. Courses in business and economics to promote awareness of management and the economic aspects of engineering.
  6. Preparation for continuing study and professional development.

The curriculum offers students the opportunity to emphasize a number of specialized areas including digital systems, communications, controls, and microelectronic design and fabrication. The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commision of ABET, www.abet.org