Wilkes University

Electrical Engineering

Circuit kit for electrical engineering class at Wilkes University.

Professor Gilmer with a StudentEnergy-efficient lighting. Solar cells. Security systems. Medical imaging.

We're surrounded by systems that harness the powers of nature and put them to work in every facet of our lives.

As an electrical engineering major at Wilkes, you'll learn to apply both mathematical and physical principles to electronic and computer-based devices and systems, so you're ready to step into almost any industry.

Engineering students at workOur senior design projects (capstones) let teams tackle real corporate challenges by providing real world experience designing and producing solutions in business-sponsored projects. It’s not unusual for these experiences to lead to job offers. Students devise a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. They engage a decision-making process, (often iterative), in which the basic sciences and mathematics, and engineering sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to meet a stated objective. Among the fundamental elements of the design process in which students will gain experience are the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction testing, and evaluation. The engineering design component of the curriculum includes most of the following features: development of student creativity, use of open-ended problems, development and use of modern design theory and methodology, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of alternative solutions, feasibility considerations, productions process, concurrent engineering design, and detailed system descriptions. It also include a variety of realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, political, ethical, health and safety, reliability, manufacturability, aesthetics, sustainability and social impact. 

Co-op sponsors include Fairchild Semiconductor, where students can gain practical experience working with a design team. At Tobyhanna Army Depot, students have worked with systems diagnostics and automated troubleshooting of military communications systems and subsystems. Automation of quality data collection for the production of high-end electronics cabling was the project of another intern at MegaPhase Electronics.

Electrical engineering students have had cooperative learning experiences at:

  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Lehighton Electronics Inc.
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Keystone Automation, CEO
  • Texas Instruments,
  • Borton-Lawson,
  • InterMetro Industries,
  • Quadrant Plastics

Graduates have been repeatedly offered positions resulting from their internships, and have been recruited for positions at companies such as

  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Lehighton Electronics Inc.
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Keystone Automation, CEO
  • Texas Instruments,
  • Borton-Lawson,
  • InterMetro Industries,
  • Quadrant Plastics

Research

Dr. Abas Sabouni, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, talks about his work in early cancer detection and how teaching at a small university like Wilkes allows him to share his research with his undergraduate students.



Special thanks to our 


Industrial Advisory Board members 


for advancing the professional development of our engineering students.


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