Electrical Engineering : Overview

Department of Electrical Engineering

Contact Information

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
230 Davis Hall
North Campus Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500

Phone: 716.645.3115
Fax: 716.645.3656
Email: ee-undergrad-comm@buffalo.edu
Web Address: www.engineering.buffalo.edu/electrical
Stella Batalama
Kevin M. Burke And Michael Langberg
Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies


The electrical engineering field is built on the shoulders of giants, to meet the energy (Tesla, Edison and others) and telecommunication (Marconi, Bell and others) needs of our society. Out of the advancements in electronics and photonics technology, Electrical Engineering is all around us today. Almost everything we use in our daily lives has a chip in it and implements some communication protocol and/or some sophisticated signal processing algorithm. A few of the important innovations that Electrical Engineers have produced include: energy solutions to light our homes; design, analyze and optimize wireless communication devices and networks that revolutionize the way we live (e.g. cellular phones, wireless networks, GPS, electronic commerce, smart rooms); advance underwater communication technologies for monitoring/sensing oceanic environmental changes; design smart software radio systems and networking protocols to facilitate ubiquitous terra-bit volume multimedia communications; develop biomedical devices and instrumentation to save lives; use nanotechnology to produce better, faster, brighter, and stronger materials for solar cells and sensing devices; design the technology that enables customized multimedia entertainment; and advance new green technologies that will power our future while protecting the environment. Electrical engineers can be found in almost all sectors of the work force, including research and development, product design, manufacturing, operations, service, technical sales, marketing, consulting, education, and policy making.

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at UB offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including an accredited Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). Our program provides the scope of knowledge and training needed for employment and also forms the basis for further study at the graduate level.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (EE PEO)
Electrical Engineering graduates are prepared to attain the following PEO's within a few years of graduation:
PEO #1 (Successful Careers): Graduates of the program will successfully contribute to the profession while advancing in their careers.
PEO #2 (Life Long Learning): Graduates of the program will continue to learn through advanced study or engagement in professional development activities.

The program is designed to serve both students who intend to enter industry directly and others who plan to continue their education through formal graduate study.

Updated: 13 Oct 2015 06:08:56 EDT