Department of Electrical Engineering

Offering bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees and a minor in electrical engineering.
Electrical Engineering Department Chair Dr. Diana Huffaker

Welcome to the Electrical Engineering Department for Fall 2020!

Electrical engineering is an exciting place to be. It is perhaps the most versatile career path in the entire engineering portfolio, says Department Chair Diana Huffaker.

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What do Electrical Engineers do?

Electrical Engineering is perhaps the most versatile engineering career path. As an electrical engineer, you will solve pressing, socially relevant problems through software development, theory, nanofabrication and systems design. We will help you prepare for career opportunities ranging from 5G and beyond communication links, internet of things, machine learning to support autonomous vehicles, cyber-physical systems for energy security, power distribution and energy storage or medical delivery and new diagnostic tools.

Your Story is Next

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Meet Amanda

Endless opportunities for learning, and endless opportunities to apply what I've learned. That's what makes engineering so much fun for me.

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Meet Binoy

I saw UTA as the place where I could grow both as a student and as an electrical engineer.

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Meet Beatriz

I am grateful to have the opportunity to interact with the encouraging UTA faculty and staff who have opened a new world for me.

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Meet Jordan

UTA and the College of Engineering have opened so many opportunities to grow and learn concepts that I would never encounter on my own.

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Meet Zach

Pursuing my passion of public outreach and education in engineering and science has been one of my most memorable experiences.

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Meet Nazeeha

When I come to a tough task that I must accomplish at UTA, I look to good examples, break the task into steps, work hard to achieve it, consult others...

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About Electrical Engineering Academic Programs

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers courses that provide the student with an opportunity to broaden as well as to intensify his or her knowledge of electrical engineering. The student, with the aid of a faculty adviser, may plan a program in any one of several fields of specialization within electrical engineering or from the offerings of related departments in science and engineering.

Fast Track Program for a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

This program will enable outstanding senior undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering to satisfy degree requirements leading to a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering while completing their undergraduate studies. The program is designed to encourage our most gifted students to complete a master’s degree at UTA and is intended to offer these gifted students, who are highly sought after by other institutions, incentives in money and time-saved to remain and complete an advanced degree at UTA.

Certificate in Unmanned Vehicle Systems

The Certificate in Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS), offered through the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE), will educate undergraduate students in the knowledge and skills required for design, development and operation of UVS including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS), and Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS). The certificate program will emphasize common aspects of UVS such as sensors, actuators, communications, and more importantly, decision-making capabilities (autonomy), while also covering development of domain-specific mobile platforms such as airplane and rotorcraft.

Research Areas

  • Electrical Power Systems, Microgrids, Power Conversion and Control, Energy Storage
  • Sensors and Robotics, Teaming Robots
  • Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Quantum Optics, Nanophotonics, Optical Amplification
  • Implantable Sensors and Systems, Nano-Biosensors
  • Opportunistic Sensing, Radar and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Human Performance
  • Signal Processing and Machine Learning
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Dr. Diana Huffaker
Professor and Chair

Dr. Jonathan Bredow 
Professor & Associate Chair 

Dr. Sungyong Jung
Associate Professor & Associate Chair

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