About the Department of Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Department is developing innovations in unmanned vehicle systems, sensor systems, photonics, power grids and healthcare. With access to world-class facilities like the Shimadzu Nanotechnology Research Center, our students and faculty work closely on cutting-edge technology that is changing how we responsibly and efficiently power the world around us, and how we monitor our health and well-being.

A UTA electrical engineering student works with a laser

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 in wide-ranging areas such as 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.

Our faculty pursue research in power and energy; cyberphysical and control learning; photonics; sensors and Internet of Things; and signal processing and machine learning.

More than half of our undergraduate students complete a co-op or internship to gain practical work experience prior to graduation, and they are often hired by the companies they intern with. You can find your own opportunity, or the Engineering Co-op/Internship Office can help you.

Students may work alongside faculty on funded research, doing real lab work and gaining valuable skills. Qualified students may use federal work-study funds to participate in such research, and the College of Engineering sponsors more than 40 undergraduate research projects each year.

Finally, all undergraduate students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, finding solutions to real-world problems, often with financial support from an industry partner.

Dr. Devid Wetz, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

In Their Own Words

Electrical Engineering Department students and faculty talk about their research, their experiences, and what makes UTA unique.

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives 

The Program Educational Objectives are to produce graduates who: 

  • Advance the mission of their organization by Innovative solutions to any of the following disciplines: component and/or system design, R&D, manufacturing, application engineering, technical training, sales and marketing, quality control and testing.
  • Demonstrate leadership in one or more significant roles since graduation, as evidenced for example by successful entrepreneurship in a start-up, significant promotions, and awards in a company or engineering firm.
  • Successfully build on the BSEE degree from UTA to enhance career development or in pursuit of academic roles: this may be via completing a graduate degree; or taking professional course(s); or earning professional certificate(s).

Undergraduate Student Outcomes 

From these Program Educational Objectives, the department designed its baccalaureate program to offer its graduates the following student learning outcomes: 

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts 
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives 
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies 



Our Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) has been continuously accredited since 1965 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.


Dr. Wei-Jen Lee
Professor and Interim Chair

Dr. Jonathan Bredow 
Professor & Associate Chair 

Dr. Sungyong Jung
Professor & Associate Chair

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