Why choose Electronics Engineering at Weber State University?
What are the admission requirements?There are no special admission or application requirements for this program. However, students entering the Electronics Engineering program are expected to have completed college preparatory mathematics and physical science courses prior to enrollment in the program.
Students who are not ready to take MATH 1210 and PHYS 2210 upon entering the Electronics Engineering program should consult with the Electronics Engineering coordinator, who will recommend remedial course that will prepare the student for entry level math, physics and engineering courses.
Is there an application deadline?
No, there is no application deadline. However, we encourage you to apply early and register for the appropriate classes.
What are the grade requirements?
A grade of “C” or better in all ENGR and EE support courses is required for this major. Students must also maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to graduate.
ENGR and EE courses may only be repeated once. Audits count as an attempt at completion unless prior written approval is obtained from the department chair.
Credit/No Credit grading option may not be used in ENGR and EE courses that are to count toward graduation.
What are the starting salaries?
In the Northern Utah region, the average annual starting salary for graduates with degrees in this discipline is $63,320. (Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers 2011)
What will I learn in the program?
Due to the ever-growing number of electrical devices, many engineers have focused their studies on the design and use of electrical components in circuits. These specialized engineers, commonly called Electronics Engineers, design electrical circuits for use in applications like automation, avionics, communication, computer, measurement and renewable energy systems.
Engineering curriculum is traditionally based more on the theory while engineering technology curriculum is based more on the application. Engineering students are required to take additional mathematics classes (Calc II, Calc III, Linear Alg. & Diff. Eq., and Prob.& Stats.) while engineering technology students take additional applied electronics courses. Every engineering technology course requires a “hands on” laboratory while engineering courses may or may not have a lab component.
What courses will be offered?
Starting Fall 2012:
Electronics Engineering Required Courses (49 credit hours)
Electronics Engineering Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
Select 6 credit hours from the following 4000 level course
Support Courses Required (minimum of 37 credit hours)
For more information about these courses, including course descriptions, visit the 2010-2011 WSU online catalog's Electronics Engineering section.