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What is Electrical Engineering?

The electrical engineering discipline encompasses a broad spectrum of technical areas that study electrical phenomena and its properties. The theory, design, development and application of systems that generate power through circuitry, equipment, and other various devices, create innovative ways to improve people's lives. The electrical engineering field employs the largest number of engineers because almost everything in today's world need electricity to run.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering at NIU

The Electrical Engineering curriculum will equip students with the basic competence and job skills needed to design, develop, and operate technologies that generate and use electricity, such as machinery, electronics, communications, and computers.

The department has extensive laboratory facilities that are equipped with state-of-the-art representations of exactly that which is found in the commercial sector, such as the robotics and sensors lab, a microelectronics design lab , a class-100 clean room, an application oriented DSP lab with an anechoic chamber, an RF communications lab with a walk-in shielded enclosure, an out-of-doors antenna testing tower, a dedicated computer lab, an image processing lab, and a biomedical signal analysis lab.

Undergraduate students majoring in the electrical and computer engineering emphasis study a rigorous four-year program. Students in the biomedical engineering emphasis follow a program in one of two tracks: one for biomedical engineers or one for those entering a medical field such as medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry or podiatry.