A rigorous laboratory course sequence gives you the hands-on experience that prepares you for the professional world and ensures that you are ready to make a meaningful contribution from day one on the job.
Through this high-impact practical learning experience, you will:
- Develop the ability to analyze appropriate models
- Conduct empirical tests and interpret them
- Gather relevant information
- Develop appropriate models and alternative solutions
- Formulate problems
You will start with a well-structured laboratory experiment in your sophomore year and progress to an open-ended design project in your senior year.
You will also have the opportunity (relatively rare for undergraduate engineering students) to engage in faculty-mentored research in the areas of human-computer interaction, nanotechnology, wireless communication, wireless networking, smart grid, and cybersecurity.
The Heavy-Duty Internship That Will Add Power to your Résumé
A 200-hour (minimum) internship is a requirement for graduation and students undertake this experience after completing 60 credits toward the B.S. There are several ways to fulfill the internship requirement — co-op positions, summer employment, and part-time or full-time positions that are approved by the employer and the department/internship coordinator.
As with the hands-on laboratory experience, there simply is no substitute for the rugged professionalism that a relevant, challenging internship will develop in you.
The Cybersecurity Concentration: For the Field That Needs All Hands on Deck
The field of cybersecurity is growing so fast that it has created 3.5 million jobs that are unfilled. This field is no longer about just keeping internet data safe. We’re talking about protecting the power grid from attack as well as other critical hot spots that have to do with national security.
We are one of the first in the nation to integrate cybersecurity into an electrical and computer engineering program.
In fact, so closely allied are the fields of electrical and computer engineering, cybersecurity and networks, computer science, and data science, and so critical is knowledge in these areas to all fields today, that we established an institute for it — the Connecticut Institute of Technology, to foster collaboration and interdisciplinary research across the University. This on-campus technology hub makes the University of New Haven a destination in the northeast region for technology education and research between the crowded urban areas of New York and Massachusetts.
4 + 1 Degree Programs: Your Bachelors and Master’s in 5 Years
For those who want to jump into the field with a graduate degree already in hand, we offer several accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs, which will provide you with direct entry into a graduate program:
- B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering/ M.S. in Electrical Engineering
- B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering/M.S. in Biomedical Engineering
- B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering/M.S. in Computer Science
- B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering/M.S. in Data Science
In the not-too-distant future, we will also offer a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with an M.S. in Cybersecurity.
These dual-degree programs will not only give your career a stronger jumpstart, but will also save the extra year’s tuition connected with traditional graduate programs.
The Organizations That Will Make You a Joiner
You will further enhance your professional development by joining with like-minded people who share your passion for engineering and dedicate themselves to finding solutions that help people. The University offers a number of society chapters and clubs for engineering students:
- IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) — the Honor Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
- Engineers Without Borders, which supports community-driven programs through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects
- The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- The Robotics Club
- The Programming Club
- The Hacking Club