Electrical Engineering

Pitt-Johnstown Electrical Engineering

The Pitt-Johnstown Electrical Engineering (EE) program, which began in Fall 2016, prepares students to work in areas of production design and manufacture, systems integration, plant operations, field support and engineering sales. Power systems are the hallmark of the program with emphasis on all phases of power generation and distribution. 

Electrical Engineering

EE is a broad and challenging field that offers employment and career opportunities ranging from research and product development to engineering sales.

Our alumni have earned masters and doctoral degrees at several well-respected universities. These Pitt-Johnstown alumni then go on to careers in research and development, advanced design, or academe.

The EE curriculum is designed accomplish this preparation. A top-down view of the curriculum reveals three major branches of knowledge - technical, professional, and cultural - which prepare our graduates for successful careers..

  • The technical branch of the program prepares students for their entry into a complex and challenging career. It includes foundation courses in mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals. The most important parts of the technical branch are the EE core courses and technical electives; these ground our students in the fundamentals of the several major areas of the discipline. The technical branch concludes with a two-semester capstone – the senior design project during which a small team of students designs a marketable product and builds a working prototype.
  • The professional branch supplements technical studies with courses in communications, technical writing, and engineering economics; areas vital to the ability of graduates to excel in today's business and industry environment.
  • The cultural branch adds a cluster of liberal arts courses to the curriculum. These types of courses, required of all graduates of the University, allow our student to gain a better understanding of the increasingly diverse surroundings in which they will practice their profession.

Contact:
Electrical Engineering
225 Engineering and Science Building
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Johnstown, PA  15904

Voice: 814-269-7250
Fax: 814-269-7245
Email: Maddumage D. Karunaratne, PhD