Major Electrical Engineering

You have chosen to study Electrical Engineering within the TU/e Bachelor College.

Half of this three-year Bachelor's program is devoted to your Major Electrical Engineering, a study that will prepare you for a job as an engineer in your particular field. All first-year TU/e students follow a number of basic subjects like mathematics, physics and modeling, which are more or less the same for every study. In your first year you are already able to choose a number of subjects and so shape your study right from the beginning. Of course, you also get non-engineering subjects because engineers are concerned with more than engineering alone.

Focus

The study of Electrical Engineering focuses on the applications of electricity and magnetism, which include renewable energy systems, telecommunication, robotics, medical equipment and computers. Electrical Engineering has been the fastest growing field over the past fifty years, having an enormous impact on society. Just think of the tumultuous rise of computers, the introduction of mobile telephony and key medical innovations, like the MRI scanner. The field embraces both analog and digital systems in which hardware and software are equally important.

Subfields

More specifically, Electrical Engineering comprises the following subfields:

  • Energy Technology
  • Electronics
  • Photonics or opto-electronics
  • Electronic Systems
  • Control Engineering
  • Electromechanics and Power Electronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Signal Processing
  • Electromagnetism

Themes

Within our own Electrical Engineering department the research focuses on three themes:

  • The Connected World
  • Care and Cure
  • Smart and Sustainable Society

During your study you will explore each of these themes, either in projects or in your final Bachelor project.

Aim

This study aims to bring you up to the level of engineering-science Bachelor as an electrical engineer. To this end the following objectives are central to the study:

  • To give the student a broad knowledge base to enable him/her to accommodate to the subfields of the subject
  • To provide the student with skills to optimize cooperation in a multidisciplinary team
  • To prepare the Bachelor properly for an engineering-science Master in Electrical Engineering