Norwich University was founded on the idea that people learn better by doing, and our engineering students have never shied away from getting their hands dirty. The program stresses lab work, internships and a focus on solving real-world problems.
Electrical engineers have the greatest variety of devices to work with of any field of engineers. They work with nanocomponents, so small that you need a microscope to see them, and with megacomponents that are so large they need to be housed in buildings the size of a football field.
The applications for these devices are just as wide. Electrical engineers design and build computers, cellphones, and networking equipment to interconnect a host of devices. They have designed instruments to help medical doctors diagnose and cure diseases. Others work on devices that increase the efficiency of energy used in manufacturing plants. In fact, almost anything that uses electricity, whether it is from the smallest battery, a wall plug, or an ultra-high-voltage transmission line, relies to some extent on the work of an electrical engineer.
Computer engineering is interdisciplinary, bridging electrical engineering and computer science to bring hardware and software together. Computer software engineers first analyze the needs of users and companies, then design, construct, test and maintain the necessary software or systems through knowledge of electronics, programming and coding.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.