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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

About the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) Degree

Among the finest programs in the nation, Cedarville University’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) will prepare you for a successful career as an electrical engineer. The innovative curricula take advantage of up-to-date facilities, experienced faculty, and vast scientific and engineering resources. Whether setting the foundation through lectures, or putting engineering to practice in design competitions or laboratory exercises, we will provide you with an excellent education founded on biblical principles.

Our graduates are qualified for careers in fields ranging from power distribution to battery-powered devices and can be found working in industry, education, and ministry. But more than just preparing you for a career, Cedarville’s distinctly Christian engineering program will prepare you to use your vocation as a ministry for Jesus Christ.

Why Study Electrical Engineering at Cedarville?

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Program Highlights

Real-world experience — Through design competitions sponsored by organizations like Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and internships at places like Cummins, you will gain valuable real-world experience as you pursue your engineering degree.

State-of-the-art equipment — You’ll experience and learn from the latest technology, including a surface-mount soldering station for circuit board fabrication. High-speed processors allow students to interface state-of-the-art electronic equipment with Cedarville's award-winning computer network.

Accreditation — Our B.S.E.E. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, This is the same professional accreditation you will find at Big 10 and large research universities. (View our Student Outcomes, which meet ABET accreditation standards.)

Caring, credentialed faculty — At Cedarville you will be taught by Christian professors with doctoral degrees who care not just about your professional success, but also your spiritual and character development.

What Can I Do With an Electrical Engineering Degree?

With near 100 percent placement rates in any given year, our graduates have found great success in securing employment as electrical engineers. They are working at companies such as:

  • Cummins
  • Duotech
  • Honda USA
  • NASA
  • Procter & Gamble

In fact, some of the companies regularly recruit and interview students on our campus.

Our graduates are also prepared to enter graduate school and have gone on to study at institutions including:

  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • Penn State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Michigan

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

As you’re pursuing an electrical engineering degree at Cedarville, your coursework will be complemented by cocurricular opportunities.

Co-op program — When participating in the co-op program, you will begin earning a salary while still in college, gain professional experience, make great networking connections, and more. View our co-op handbook.

Internships — Our students have found that there’s no substitute for real-world experience. Our graduates have completed internships at Cummins, Crane Co. Engineering Corporation, ECR Engines, Honda, among others.

Competitions — Cedarville engineering students participate in many design competitions sponsored by national and international organizations such as SAE International, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Check out our teams and compare their results to those of your favorite school — you'll be impressed!

Student organizations — You will be encouraged to become an active member of one or more of our national and international professional societies. They organize meetings, promote tours of industry, travel to regional conferences, and rub elbows with professionals at senior section meetings.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) — IEEE, a branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, exists to promote technical and professional growth among electrical and computer engineering students.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) — SAE provides its members opportunities to gain broader insight into the engineering profession.
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) — Society for Women Engineers is an organization that stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.
  • The Society of Engineers Aiding Missions — SEAM's mission is to educate, equip, and engage engineers in the cause of world missions.
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society — Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honor society that recognizes junior and senior engineering students for outstanding scholastic achievement combined with a strong character. Cedarville University is home to the Ohio Nu chapter.
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Program Faculty

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Jeff Shortt, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

  • Location ENS 175
  • Phone 937-766-7588
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Tim Tuinstra, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

  • Location ENS 343
  • Phone 937-766-3452
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Electrical Engineering Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take a series of courses in general engineering fundamentals, circuits, electronics, controls, communications, and design, all taught with the purpose of glorifying God and serving others.

Sample courses:
  • Electrical Engineering Senior Design
  • Electronics I
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog