Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a 128-credit hour degree offered in Temple University’s College of Engineering and focuses on control systems, electromagnetics and electronics. 

Electrical engineers innovate and design the systems that help keep buildings, computers, factories, power grids and telecommunications productive and efficient. They also design electric motors, radar and navigation systems, robots, and all other electronic devices.

Becoming an Electrical Engineer

A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electronic engineering is required to become an entry-level professional electrical engineer. Some advanced professional positions also might require advanced degrees or professional licensure.

Electrical engineers need a solid grounding in the core subjects of the electrical engineering discipline. At Temple, these include analog and digital circuit design, as well as discrete and continuous signal processing, programming and circuit design. This education will prepare you with the skills in mathematics, physics, reasoning and more that are necessary in the field. 

As an electrical engineering student, you’ll develop teamwork skills, the precision to match designs to their specifications and the capacity to execute projects on schedule. You’ll then amplify your expertise by adding technical electives that broaden your range or target your skills to the specific areas of engineering that most interest you. 

Concentrations

You can focus on Electrical Engineering or choose one of the following concentrations.

  • Computer Engineering

    Learn to design and develop computers, microprocessors, networks and workstations for the servers and switches that support the internet. Learn to manage the integration of hardware and protocols that support the telecommunications network.

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  • Bioelectrical Engineering

    Prepare for careers in the emerging fields of assistive device technology, bioelectronics and biomedical signal and image processing. Build a strong foundation through the study of anatomy, biology, control systems, digital signal processing, electromagnetics and physiology.

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Co-ops

Cooperative education (co-op) is an optional program that can provide you with the opportunity to work professionally before graduation. Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom to real-world problems in the field. A co-op will help you create valuable connections with industry professionals, build a strong résumé and have an enhanced perspective on your field.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $18,600.00 per year
Out-of-state: $30,312.00 per year

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Related Graduate Degrees

+1 Accelerated Degree Programs

The College of Engineering offers accelerated +1 Bachelor-Master programs. Qualifying students earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in one five-year course of study instead of taking the usual six years. 

Electrical Engineering undergraduate majors can earn an MS in Electrical Engineering in one year. Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate in this program are charged at the undergraduate rate. Learn more about the College of Engineering’s accelerated programs.

Labs & Research

The College of Engineering strongly encourages and welcomes undergraduate student participation in research activities that help you to put theory into practice. You'll also be able gain an appreciation of the research process through the guidance of our accessible faculty.

The college has cutting-edge labs and equipment for our nearly 70 full-time faculty who conducted almost $5 million in research last year and are funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Heart Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and many others.

Learn more about undergraduate research in the College of Engineering.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.

Our Academic Advisors

Through advising workshops, career coaching, individual appointments and walk-in advising, support services are available to all undergraduate Engineering students. Such services range from academic mentoring, career development, choosing a major, degree planning, learning support and post-graduation planning.

All academic advisors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to answer questions regarding General Education (GenEd), college and major requirements, and university academic policies and procedures. 

Learn more about the Center for Academic Advising and Student Affairs and meet the staff.

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