Electrical Engineering : Overview

Department of Electrical Engineering

Contact Information

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
230 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1920

Phone: 716.645.3115
Fax: 716.645.3656
Email: ee-undergrad-comm@buffalo.edu
Web Address: www.ee.buffalo.edu
Stella Batalama
Pao-Lo Liu
Director of Undergraduate Studies


The electrical engineering field is built on the shoulders of giants to meet the energy (Tesla, Edison and others) and telecommunication (Marconi, Bell and others) needs of our society. Out of the advancements in electronics and photonics technology, Electrical Engineering is everywhere around us nowadays (almost everything we use in our daily lives has a chip in it and implements some communication protocol and/or some sophisticated signal processing algorithm). Electrical Engineers provide energy solutions to light our homes; design, analyze and optimize wireless communication devices and networks that revolutionize the way we live (e.g. cellular phones, wireless networks, GPS, electronic commerce, smart rooms); advance underwater communication technologies for monitoring/sensing oceanic environmental changes; design smart software radio systems and networking protocols to facilitate ubiquitous terra-bit volume multimedia communications; develop biomedical devices and instrumentation to saves lives; use nanotechnology to produce better, faster, brighter, and stronger materials for solar cells and sensing devices; design the technology that enables customized multimedia entertainment; advance new green technologies that will power our future while protecting the environment. Electrical engineers can be found in almost all sectors of the work force, including research and development, product design, manufacturing, operations, service, technical sales, marketing, consulting, education, and policy making.

The undergraduate degree offered by the Department is the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The program provides the scope of knowledge and training needed for employment and also forms the basis for further study at the graduate level.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Our graduates shall:
  • Demonstrate expertise and career advancement in their field through the application of fundamental knowledge (mathematics and science), skills (problem solving), and engineering tools
  • communicate effectively by delivering presentations, patent applications, reports, and/or scholarly conference and journal papers
  • contribute to the achievement of their organization's goals as an effective leader and/or effective team member
  • be engaged in their profession and life-long learning by using their knowledge and expertise to aid civic institutions, educational organizations, and professional societies.

The program is designed to serve both students who intend to enter industry directly and others who plan to continue their education through formal graduate study.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:55 EST