Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
PO Box 6109
Morgantown, WV 26506-6109
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and maintenance of equipment that uses electricity. Electrical equipment includes power generating and transmission equipment, motors, machinery controls, instrumentation in cars and aircraft, robots, computers, communications equipment, and health-care equipment.
We provide our students with a sound education in mathematics and the sciences, a broad foundation in the fundamentals of engineering, elective opportunities to develop expertise in one or more emphasis areas, and the general education necessary to put technical knowledge into perspective. Theoretical work is complemented by an emphasis on the practice of engineering, and design activity is integrated throughout the curriculum. The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The objective of the bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering is to produce graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will ensure success in professional positions in business, industry, research, government service, graduate study, or professional school.
These three key attributes describe the career and professional accomplishments that the electrical engineering program prepares graduates to achieve. These attributes also help faculty focus on assessing and evaluating the extent to which the program objective is being met.