Degree in Electrical Engineering - Majors & Programs | Benedictine College

Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science, School of Engineering

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Department Overview

The mission of the Benedictine College School of Engineering is to provide a multidisciplinary engineering undergraduate education built on an authentically Catholic liberal arts foundation. Graduates of the program will be professionals who are excellent problemsolvers, committed to the highest ethical standards, and proficient communicators. They will understand the role of engineering as a profession and their duty, as engineers, to promote the common good of society.

Degree Objectives

  • Balanced & Responsible: Graduates will maintain a balanced lifestyle pursuing what is good, true, and beautiful. As they live out their vocation, they will contribute significantly to personal, family, workplace, community, and church endeavors.
  • Competent & Creative: Graduates will demonstrate technical knowledge and expertise in their profession and will innovate beyond the state of the art.
  • Communicate & Lead: Graduates will demonstrate interpersonal and professional skills so as to effectively lead teams and projects of substantial size.

Career Opportunities*

  • Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The change in employment is expected to be tempered by slow growth or decline in most manufacturing industries in which electrical and electronics engineers are employed.
  • The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $95,060 in May 2017.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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  • Juan Carlos Araque, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Sean Bauer
    Lab Manager
  • Michael Berry
    Assistant Professor
  • Scott Blonigen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Peter Merkle, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
    Professor & Department Chair
  • Scott Newbolds, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Patrick O’Malley, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Charlene Smith
    Adjunct Lecturer
  • Steve Spencer
    Assistant Professor
  • Charles Sprouse III, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshman Year

ENGR-1200Introduction to Engineering2
CHEM-1200General Chemistry I3
CHEM-1201General Chemistry Lab1
MATH-1300Calculus I4
PHYS-2100Classical Physics I4
PHYS-2101Classical Physics I Lab0
ENGL-1010English Composition3
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Math/Science Elective3
MATH-1350Calculus II4
PHYS-2110Classical Physics II4
PHYS-2111Classical Physics II Lab0
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3

Sophomore Year

EENG-2060Circuit Analysis3
EENG-3060Circuits Laboratory I1
ENGR-3150Statical Data Analysis3
MATH-2300Calculus III4
THEO-2000Christian Moral Life3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
EENG-2010Intro to Digital Electronics2
EENG-2020Digital Electronics Laboratory1
EENG-3130Linear Electric Circuits3
CSCI-2300Programming for Engrs & Scientists3
EENG-3070Circuits Laboratory II1
MATH-3100Differential Equations3
MATH-2500Linear Algebra3

Junior Year

EENG-3140Signals and Systems3
EENG-3160Electric & Magnetic Fields3
EENG-3210Electronics I3
EENG-3080Electronics Laboratory I1
Technical Elective3
EENG-4090Distributed Networks3
EENG-4520Embedded Systems3
EENG-4210Electronics II3
EENG-3090Electronics Laboratory II1
EENG-4050Control Systems I3
Faith Foundation4

Senior Year

EENG-4600Senior Design I3
Technical Elective3
ENGR-3170Engineering Economy & Society3
Historical Foundation3
EXSCFitness Course1
Foreign Language4
EENG-4610Senior Design II3
EENG-4010Electric Drives3
Technical Elective3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Foreign Language4

NINTH Semester

Technical Elective3
ENGR-COMPSenior Comp Examinationcr
Historical Inquiry Foundation3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Aesthetic Experience Foundation3