Bachelor of Science In Electrical Engineering

"On my first visit to the University of New Haven, it felt like home," said Kayla O’Brien ‘18. "The curriculum in electrical engineering made me want to purse my major here, because within the first year you are introduced to every engineering discipline."

We are excited to share with you that the B.S. in Electrical Engineering has merged with the B.S. in Computer Engineering into an exciting B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) degree. Click here for information on our new program. Transfer students are still being accepted into the B.S. in Electrical Engineering program provided they are accepted into the program and begin study in Spring 2024 or sooner.

Learn to Power the World

Consider where we would be without power plants, televisions, cell phones, and biomedical devices. Consider all the progress still to come in the fields of fiber optics, computers, and robots. The real-world implications of advances in electrical engineering are immense, and the possibilities are endless.

As an electrical engineering major at the University of New Haven, you will study the behavior of electrons in three areas — electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism — as you learn to design, develop, and oversee the operation of electrical and electronic systems.

Through this program, you will:
  • Learn to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, then analyze and interpret data
  • Work hands-on in fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Master modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools
  • Explore the impact of engineering within global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Design systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs and comply with realistic economic, environmental, social, ethical, and political restraints
  • Develop an understanding of society, cultural heritage, and the human condition as it relates to advances in engineering
  • Take coursework in a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer programming, and engineering science
  • Gain real-world experience through an internship program that often leads to full-time employment after graduation
  • Have the opportunity to double major in computer engineering or computer science with just one year of additional study
  • Learn from a faculty whose specializations span the most important areas of electrical engineering

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Solutions Engineer

10% Growth 2017-2027


Engineer Manager

5% Growth 2017-2027


Programmer Analyst

20% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • The elements of probability theory. Continuous and discrete random variables. Characteristic functions and central limit theorem. Stationary random processes, auto correlation, cross correlation. Power density spectrum of a stationary random process. Systems analysis with random signals.

  • Switch-mode power electronics, switch-mode DC power supplies, switch-mode converters for DC and AC motor drives, wind/photovoltaic inverters, interfacing power electronics equipment with utility system, power semiconductor drives, magnetic design, electro-magnetic interference (EMI).

  • Characteristics of instruction set architecture and microarchitecture; RISC and CISC ISA design; cache and memory hierarchy; physical and virtual memory; pipelining; branch prediction; out-of-order execution,; superscalar; project work in behavioral-level microarchitecture.

  • The fundamentals of lightwave technology, optical fibers, LEDs and lasers, signal degradation in optical fibers. Photodetectors, power launching and coupling, connectors and splicing techniques. Transmission link analysis. This course will include selected laboratory experiments.

  • The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Electrical Engineering Minor

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Charger Advantage

Get an inside look at what differentiates the University of New Haven and how your experiences as a student will prepare you for success.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Accreditation & Awards

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Electrical Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes

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Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Tagliatela College of Engineering

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ASEE Diversity Recognition Program - Bronze Level

For its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts the Tagliatela College of Engineering has been recognized at the Bronze Level by the American Society of Engineering Education's Diversity Recognition Program.

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

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Colleges of Distinction

The University of New Haven was named a "College of Distinction" by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide that assesses colleges for its engaged students, great teaching, and vibrant campus communities. The Universitys engineering programs received special distinction for its internships and opportunities for real-world experience.

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Upcoming Events

Various Dates

Saturday, June 8

Next Steps
  • Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Licensure and Certification Information

In the University’s B.S. Electrical Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for PE licensure in: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

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Licensure Information

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