2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]
Electrical Engineering (ELE)
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a B.S. in electrical engineering which will equip students with basic competence and job skills needed to design, develop, and operate systems which generate and use electronic signals. These technologies include machinery, electronics, communications, and computers.
As a profession, electrical engineering demands the individual to work with others in supporting disciplines to achieve common goals. Design is central to the profession and is integrated throughout the curriculum. The design experience is supported by concepts related to reliability, maintainability, and product value. The student is encouraged to approach central technical issues with increased awareness of logistical, ethical, and social implications. Respect for the safety of persons and property is integral to the electrical engineering curriculum.
The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to join the university in its commitment to the transmission, expansion, and application of knowledge through teaching, research, and public service. In this commitment, the department features close interaction with area industries and fosters an ongoing exchange of ideas to benefit its students, alumni, and the community at large.
Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
As individuals or as members of teams, our graduates will have:
- A solid background in mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals that make it possible to acquire and use contemporary knowledge and tools to practice electrical engineering, in a professional and ethical way, as well as to succeed in graduate education.
- The ability to develop problem-solving skills to design and build systems and to communicate, orally and in writing, with others from inside and outside the profession.
Program Learning Outcomes
The electrical engineering program is designed to provide our graduates with the:
A. Ability to apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
B. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
C. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
D. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
E. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
F. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
G. Ability to communicate effectively.
H. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
I. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
J. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
K. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
All electrical engineering students must have their schedule reviewed, approved, and signed by their faculty adviser each semester. Any deviation from an approved course schedule may delay graduation.
Electrical Engineering Faculty
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Ph.D., P.E., University of British Columbia, professor, chair
Sen-Maw Kuo, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, professor
Veysel Demir, Ph.D., Syracuse University, assistant professor
Michael Haji-Sheikh, Ph.D., University of Texas, Arlington, associate professor
Reza Hashemian, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wisconsin, professor
Lichuan Liu, Ph.D. New Jersey Institute of Technology, assistant professor
Vincent McGinn, Ph.D., P.E., Pennsylvania State University, professor
Mansour Tahernezhadi, Ph.D., P.E., University of Oklahoma, professor
Peng-Yung Woo, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, professor
Donald Zinger, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wisconsin, associate professor