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Why Study Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineers enjoy excellent job prospects because they are always needed—numerous current articles list electrical engineering as one of the most in-demand jobs for 2019 and the foreseeable future.

Electrical engineers work in almost every industry, including power, music, electronics, medicine and entertainment, giving graduates a wide variety of career options.

At the Webb School of Engineering, we are committed to incorporating the latest trends in technology and in engineering education into our curriculum.

At High Point University, students have access to state of the art equipment from top manufacturers, both in electrical courses such as electronics, and in the Maker Space supporting our freshman and senior design courses.

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a professional degree a program that prepares students for careers in a variety of industries. The degree provides students with the necessary technical and managerial skills to enter the workforce in the design application, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. Students gain hands-on experience throughout the program and learn the foundational electronics, mathematics, physics, communications control systems and computing necessary to solve real-world problems in an ethical and socially-responsible manner. Students will learn the skills necessary to build, manufacture, operate, maintain and improve complex electrical systems. Graduates will have strong communication skills and are capable of communicating with a range of audiences, as well the ability to work as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team.

It is an exciting time for the Webb School of Engineering and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. We are welcoming the first class of students to experience all that the program and curriculum has to offer from the instruction of Dr. Claire McCullough.

Dr. McCullough is the Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at High Point University. She has over 30 years’ experience in engineering practice and education, including industrial experience at the Tennessee Valley Authority and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and 20 years as a professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is an ABET program evaluator for Electrical and Computer Engineering programs, and is a former member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission.

The inaugural academic year also welcomes a plethora of cutting edge tools and supplies including 3D printers, a laser cutter, shop tools, and much more. The current students have an active role in setting up lab and maker spaces for their, and future classmates, use. As students progress through the curriculum, they will get to experience and learn in the Circuits lab, ELVIS lab, and Robotics lab in subsequent semesters.

This semester, the Engineering students were able to build Rube Goldberg machines to learn the engineering design process and create a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. This project teaches critical thinking skills and how to evaluate usefulness in the machines that are used in their daily lives.

With the completion of improvements and renovations to our current home in Couch Hall right around the corner, we are actively exploring and developing curriculum for fields of study including Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

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