Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program blends classroom instruction with laboratory hands-on experience to train you in the areas of electronics, digital communication, computer architecture, robotics, control and electrical power systems. You will be pleased to know that our engineering graduates find immediate employment in one of today’s cutting-edge career fields.

Why Electrical Engineering?

Engineers use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to improve our lives. Electrical and electronics engineers help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment such as handheld computers, wireless networks, radar, industrial and medical monitoring and control devices, navigational equipment, and more. Electrical and electronics engineers may perform fundamental research in pursuit of new applications, product design, and development, or production and maintenance.

The electrical engineering curriculum is a broad-based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of engineering principles to solve problems. Students in our electrical engineering program learn the analysis and design skills they need to put ideas into action. Classes cover such topics as electronic circuits, systems analysis, analog and digital circuits, control logic design, robotics, wireless communication, and power systems.

Learn more about our electrical engineering curriculum and course sequences here.


The electrical engineering program at Georgia Southern will enable its graduates to:

  • be successfully employed in the electrical engineering field or pursue relevant graduate degrees such as in engineering, business, or science
  • be proficient in the design and implementation of electrical systems using modern tools and provide proper documentation and testing procedures
  • draw upon a broad base of knowledge in science and engineering to provide viable solutions
    within the appropriate technological, global, societal, ethical, and organizational context
  • expand their capabilities and knowledge of contemporary issues through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences including advanced training or licensing
  • effectively communicate and work in cross-functional teams while conducting themselves with high standards of ethics and professional responsibility

Professional Advisory Committee

The general purpose of the Committee is to provide advice, guidance, and support for the development of a high-quality program in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Southern. The Committee’s role is advisory to the Department’s Chair and faculty in promoting leadership in the Electrical Engineering program. The Committee provides advice and counsel on all matters to prepare students for successful entrance into professional occupations. This includes advice on curricula, materials, facilities, and equipment to keep pace with change and ensure what is taught is relevant to the future needs of the business and industrial community.


Transfer Credits

Credits for core courses are transferable across all schools within the University System of Georgia.

University Orientation course (FYE 1220) is still required, which is unique to Georgia Southern, for those students who transfer less than 30 semester credit hours.

Any major-specific requirements will be evaluated by the Admissions Office and/or the major department, and appropriate credit will be assigned.

Students who transfer from outside of the University System of Georgia will be evaluated by the Admission Office and/or the major department, and the appropriate transfer credit will be assigned.

Graduation Requirements
  • A minimum of 132 hours is required for graduation.
  • The requirements of the electrical engineering program must be satisfied.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of upper-division credits must be earned at Georgia Southern.

Student Learning Outcomes

The followings are the student learning outcomes (SLO) that electrical engineering students are expected to possess upon graduation as aligned with ABET outcomes (a-k):

Basic Skills:
  • Apply concepts of mathematics, science, and electrical engineering (a)
  • Identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems in a structured and systematic way (e)
  • Apply the techniques and modern tools in electrical engineering practice (k)
Design Skills:
  • Design an electrical system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (c)
  • Assess impacts of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context (h)
Lab Skills:
  • Design and conduct electrical engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data (b)
  • Function effectively on multidisciplinary teams to accomplish assigned tasks (d)
Inquiry Skills:
  • Conduct research in electrical engineering discipline as part of life-long learning (i)
  • Evaluate engineering systems as pertained to novelty and contemporary issues (j)
Profession Skills:
  • Apply the rules of the code of professional conduct and ethics in electrical engineering (f1)
  • Provide alternative outcomes for a given conflict of interest or dilemma (f2)
Communication Skills:
  • Write technical reports that conform to standard engineering terms and formatting (g1)
  • Perform professional presentations individually or as part of a team using effective visual techniques (g2)

Program Contact Information

Dr. Youakim Kalaani

Associate Professor & Chair

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: (912) 478-0006

E-mail: yalkalaani@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Last updated: 2/27/2018

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering • P.O. Box 8045 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5373