B.S. in Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineers make a tremendous impact on our lives. For example, their contributions can be seen every day in both the basic necessities and comforts in our homes. Imagine life without lighting, heating, and air conditioning; home appliances such as electric ranges, vacuum cleaners, washers and dryers; and entertainment systems such as TVs, stereos, video disc players, camcorders, compact disc players, and computers.

Their accomplishments are considered the "Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century" by the National Academy of Engineering. Electrical engineers have contributed to the creation, development and advancement of electrification; electronics, radio, TV telephone, cellular phones, laser and fiber optic communications; computers, computer networks and the Internet; robotics and automation; and medical and imaging technologies.

Electrical Engineering students are encouraged to work with faculty on research or design projects through Independent Studies, the University Honors Program and the Electrical Engineering Project. Their project work includes Computerized Abstraction of ECG Feature Variability in Mitral Valve Prolapse, Image Compression, Adaptive Noise Canceller and Equalizer, Air Flow Sensor, Virtual Reality Device, and Design of Musical Synthesizer based on Programmable Light-to-Frequency Converter.

Those students with exceptional ability and promise can participate in the University Honors program Senior honors students undertake independent research, present their research at an annual University Honor Research day and submit a senior honors thesis.

Students also can join various student chapters of professional organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Women Engineers, Society of Black Engineers and Eta Kappa Nu (the electrical engineering honor society).

Unique Opportunities

Faculty members have accompanied students on field trips and conferences, and advised them in design and presentation competitions such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Micromouse Competition and Paper Presentation Contests. Local firms have conducted seminars and workshops at the Metropolitan Campus free to any Fairleigh Dickinson students. The North Jersey Section of the IEEE, the largest engineering association with 350,000 members worldwide, also has conducted seminars at the Metropolitan Campus. The Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering has invited guest speakers from the local industry and nearby institutions, including the world renown Prof. Maurice Karnaugh whose minimization tool for logic gates, the Karnaugh Map, was named after him.

Fairleigh Dickinson Electrical Engineering students have earned top honors and awards at the annual Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Student Micromouse Competition and Paper Presentation Contests held by the North Jersey section.

University College at Fairleigh Dickinson University has developed the Support Our Student (SOS) program to enhance student's academic success and to help in the retention of freshmen. The merits of the SOS program have been lauded in The New York Times. Courses under SOS program include many fundamental courses needed by electrical engineering students --- physics, chemistry and calculus.

Graduates of Fairleigh Dickinson University's electrical engineering program have moved on to careers as senior staff engineers, senior design engineers, senior quality managers, vice presidents and patent attorneys, university faculty members and deans, application engineers, network system analysts, presidents, owners, senior systems engineers and many others. Corporations and organizations employing graduates include:

Allied Signal AT& T
Chase Manhattan Bank GPU Energy
Hewlett Packard IBM
Intel ITT Avionics Division
Lockheed Martin Lucent Technologies
Naval Air Warfare Center Princeton University
Unisys US Army CECOM
All students have the opportunity to participate in projects and competitions relevant to their major. For more information, please visit the page for GHSCSE Student Projects and Competitions.
Special Facilities:

The  Metropolitan campus has six general-purpose computer labs with a total of  nearly 200 Intel Core 2 vPro processor computers available for student use. Four of these labs, with a total of 111 computers, are dedicated solely for majors in the School of Computer Sciences and Engineering. Also available is a multimedia lab equipped with high-resolution color printers and scanners for the production of high-quality graphics, animation and multimedia presentations. All PCs are connected to the University Network and to the Internet. All buildings, including residence halls and library, are connected with either fiber or high-speed serial links.

Programming language compilers available include Virtual BASIC.NET, C, C++,  and Assembly. Software packages for engineering and engineering technology students are MathCAD, Electronic Workbench, AutoCAD, Primavera, PSPICE, Microsoft Office Suite, Motorola Digital Signal Processing Development Software, Simulink and MATLAB with various toolboxes such as Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Communications, Control, System Identification and Symbolic Math.

Labs of interest to the electrical engineering students are the Computer and Graphics Lab, Computer Applications and Interfacing Lab, Circuits and Electronics Lab, Electronics and Communications Lab, Computer Networking and System Administration Lab, Industrial Automation and Robotics Lab, Green Energy Lab, Additive Manufacturing (3-D Printing) Lab, Electromechanical Systems Lab, Advanced Mechatronics Lab, Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics Lab (Under development), and an iLab.

A VLSI Design Laboratory features circuit design and verification tools used for both schematic based layout and VHDL synthesis based designs. The tools include Design Architect, Eldo, IC Station, Calibre, Modelsim and Leonardo Spectrum.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

The official fall term enrollment figures (head count) of the B.S. in Electrical Engineering program for the last five academic years and the number of degrees conferred during each of those years.

Enrollment and Degree Data of the
B.S. in Electrical Engineering Program
 


Academic Year

Enrollment Year


Total


Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th


Current Year


2015 -2016

FT

28

8

15

11

 

62


11

PT

1

1

1

7

 

10


1


2014 -2015

FT

19

17

14

12

 

62


5

PT

0

1

2

3

 

6


2


2013 -2014

FT

19

12

13

6

 

50


8

PT

0

2

3

2

 

7


3


2012 -2013

FT

21

10

7

7

 

45


4

PT

2

0

3

4

 

9


4


2011 -2012

FT

16

7

7

7

 

37


5

PT

1

0

3

4

 

8

For more information about the Engineering degree or curriculum, please contact

Prof. Howard Silver
Voice: 201-692-2830
E-mail: silver@fdu.edu