A Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from SNHU will prepare you for a successful career in a wide variety of fields. Through this program, you'll develop an understanding of the design of small components, and earn experience integrating those components into the vision systems, sensors, controls, and software that bind them to larger systems. You will also learn about both audio and visual signal processing concepts.
SNHU has modelled its engineering programs in accordance with the international CDIO initiative, "an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers that stresses engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating real-world systems and products." CDIO is a prominent engineering educational philosophy and is intended to achieve a fine balance between project-based, hands-on learning and traditional, theory-based engineering education. No matter your interest, the program will help you develop the necessary skills to begin your chosen career.
Robotics: Explores the future of robotics across a wide range of applications. Within this concentration, you will study both mobile and industrial robots, with opportunities for hands-on experience. You will also study ways to integrate, research, and implement robotics-related projects, with topics including advanced gripper mechanisms, control algorithms, humanoid robots, warehouse robots, and mobile robots.
Telecommunications: Examines the theory and design of telecommunications, including digital communication systems. Topics covered include principles of information theory, digital signals and digital channels, digital modulation, continuous and discrete systems, time system theory, difference and differential equations of systems, sampling theory, digital filtering, and more. You will also understand the principles of photonics, with a focus on lasers, optical fibers, and solid-state detectors.
Unmanned Aerial Systems: Focuses on understanding and designing unmanned aerial systems. This concentration will convey the fundamentals of systems engineering and unmanned aerial systems, as well as how they can be applied to the development of complex systems as applied in the aeronautics industry. You will learn how systems engineering differs from standard engineering as you study the conceptual design of unmanned aerial systems. The concentration includes a UAS design project with UAV mission sets.
No matter your specialization or career goals, the Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Southern New Hampshire University will set you up for future success in the industry. Your education will take place both inside and outside the classroom, and our faculty and staff will ensure that you have opportunities for experiential learning to put theory into practice.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering at SNHU include:
An Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from Southern New Hampshire University will put you in an excellent position to succeed in a variety of different industries. Whether you’re interested in telecommunications and networking, computer hardware, aerospace, automotive, medical instrumentation, or other industries, you will possess the skills and knowledge needed to impress prospective employers.
The engineering industry often requires understanding of multiple disciplines, and the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to teaching at SNHU will allow you to explore additional skill sets that may be helpful to you in the future. Whether it comes in the form of collaborating with aeronautical or mechanical engineering students or seeking out job and internship opportunities, the faculty and staff at SNHU will help you build the skills that you need to succeed in your future career.
Upon completion of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at SNHU, graduates should possess:
SNHU's bachelor's in electrical and computer engineering program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles, procedures, and computations regarding modern instrumentation and measurement systems. Students will gain a sound understanding of a language (LabVIEW ) used to describe modern instrumentation, measurement, and control systems and an appreciation of the various types of systems in common use in industry. Students will use this software to create virtual instruments. Particular emphasis will be given to electrical, mechanical, flow, and thermal measurement systems. The course will also cover statistical analysis to evaluate the quality of measurements, standard methods of characterizing measurement results, and methods for characterizing measurement system response. The students work in teams to conceive-design-implement-operate a project incorporating multiple sensors and data acquisition and analysis.
This course provides an introduction to the essentials of electrical circuit theory. Topics to be covered include resistive circuits, nodal and mesh analysis using Kirchhoff's laws, superposition, Norton & Th venin equivalences, capacitance & inductance, first and second order transient analysis, RC, RL, and RLC circuits, Laplace transform, and frequency response. A simulation software package is employed throughout this course to analyze various electric circuits.
This course provides students an opportunity to model, analyze, and design control systems. It includes mathematical modeling of linear systems for time and frequency domain analysis, transfer function and state variable representations for analyzing control system's performance and stability; and closed-loop control design techniques by frequency response, and root-locus methods. It also involves computer programming and simulation exercises. This course gives a basic understanding and analysis tools of various control systems used in the aeronautical, mechanical, and electric and electronics industries.
This is a first course in linear algebra and matrices. Topics include systems of linear equations, linear independence, matrices of linear transformations, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. After mastering the basic concepts and skills, students will use their knowledge of linear algebra to model a selection of applied mathematics problems in business, science, computer science and economics.
This is the continuation of PHY-215 with similar characteristics; i.e., it is a calculus based physics course and stresses problem-solving. Topics covered include temperature, thermal equilibrium, thermal expansion, calorimetry, periodic waves, mathematical descriptions of a wave, speed of transverse waves, sound waves in gases, electric charges, atomic structure, Coulomb's Law, Kirchhoff's rules, magnetic fields and flux, motion of charged particles in a magnetic field, reflection and refraction, total internal refraction, Fermat's Principles of Least Time, geometrical optics, refraction of spherical surfaces, lenses, and an introductory topic of modern physics. The required lab component of this course covers introductory methods and techniques of laboratory experimentation in topics covered in this course. Students learn about procedures for measuring physical quantities and methods for collecting and analyzing experimental data. Students are required to complete 12 experiments in areas such as Thermophysics, Sound and Waves, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, or Atomic and Nuclear Physics.
Total Credits: 124
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