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Electrical Engineering BS - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 09.09 ELECTRICAL-COMMUNICA ENG, CIP: 14.1001 Electrical, Electronics and Communi-cations Engineering)

Academic Opportunities

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.

Experiential Learning

SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) help students gain engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, and self-defined projects. The ELP continuum includes 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design.

Students should participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are available. Students can obtain internships and job experiences through UB's Career Services. The Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.

Additional experiences include Tutorial Classes, Undergraduate Research, Internship and Co-op Opportunities, and Independent Study (EE 495, EE 496, EE 498, EE 499). Read more about enhancing your undergraduate experience.

Study Abroad

Engineering today is a global profession. A summer Engineering Study Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to travel with a UB faculty member to Troyes, France. Other engineering specific opportunities include Sustainability in Costa Rica, Automotive Engineering in Darmstadt, Germany, and Stem Communication in Swansea, UK. UB is also a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students. All programs are run by UB Study Abroad Programs.

UB is a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students.

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EE majors can spend a summer, a semester or a year studying abroad. There are several established exchange programs with the EE department including programs in Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden, with many courses taught in English. Read more about the specific EE programs.

International Program coordinator: Dr. Josep Jornet

Extracurricular Activities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home to more than thirty engineering clubs. They focus on different facets of the engineering field and allow students to gain hands-on experience of the material they learn in the classroom. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, engineering clubs actively carry out research projects, compete in competitions across the nation, and participate in community events. Most notably, the engineering clubs participate in the National Engineers Week in February of each year, where each club competes in events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more. Student club members also attend both regional and national conferences.

See the UB Student Association webpage or our EE website for more information.

Honors and Awards

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors

  • Matthew R. Grappone Book Awards
  • Senior Scholar Awards
  • the United Illuminating Scholarship and Internship Award
  • Bird Technologies Fellowship
  • Engineering Undergraduate Fellowships
  • Presidential Fellowships
  • Schomburg Fellowship

Students interested in more information should contact one of the department's Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:07