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About the BS in Electrical Engineering Degree

Why Study Electrical Engineering at Cedarville?

Position yourself for a thriving career as an electrical engineer with Cedarville's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program, recognized among the finest in the nation. You'll gain the skills and expertise needed to excel in this dynamic field, studying in modern facilities and learning from experienced faculty. Whether engaging with foundational lectures or putting your engineering skills to practice in design competitions and laboratory exercises, you'll receive a top-tier education integrated with a biblical worldview.

You will graduate qualified for a career in fields ranging from power distribution to battery-powered devices. Cedarville's electrical engineering degree will prepare you for roles in industry, education, or government. But more than just career preparation, Cedarville’s distinctly Christian engineering program will challenge you to use your vocation as a ministry for Christ, making a meaningful Gospel impact through your work.

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

Program Overview

Program Highlights

Real-World Experience — Through design competitions sponsored by organizations like Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Robonation and internships at places like Cummins and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, 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 BSEE 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 for organizations such as:

  • SpaceX
  • Duotech
  • Blue Origin
  • NASA
  • Northrop Grumman

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
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Penn State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Michigan

Graduate and professional programs and employers welcome Cedarville University graduates each year. It is important to note that some professional career fields you may pursue require additional education, experience, and/or licensure beyond the completion of your Cedarville University undergraduate degree.

Placement Success

We're proud of our successful graduates! 98.1% of recent graduates from the School of Engineering and Computer Science were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville's other placement rates.

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, Integrated Solutions for Systems, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Duotech, among many others.

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

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


Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

Program Level and Format

  • Undergraduate
  • Residential
  • 4-Year
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Program Faculty

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Tim Tuinstra, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering


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Gerry Brown, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering


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Xiaowei Chen, PhD

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Danielle Fredette, PhD

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Fred Harmon, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering


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Edward Meng

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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