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About the program

What is the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program?

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) at Oregon Tech is designed to prepare professionals to meet the needs of the growing Electrical Engineering industry. Electrical engineering is concerned with the use of electricity to transmit electric power, or to process information. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and integrate electrical power systems and electrical machines, as well as electronic systems, including portable electronic devices, medical equipment, communication systems, radar and navigation systems, and others.

What kind of courses are in the BSEE program?

The program is designed around a set of core courses which provide a classical electrical engineering foundation, and a number of elective courses that allow students some flexibility to specialize in the areas that interest them most, such as electronics, electrical power, optical engineering, renewable energy, etc. Emphasis is placed on practical application of engineering knowledge. The BSEE program at Oregon Tech can accommodate full-time students, transfer students, and working professionals, and provides a solid preparation for industry or graduate school.

What do BSEE graduates do?

Graduates of the BSEE program are prepared to fulfill a wide range of functions within industry. Employers of electrical engineering graduates include research and development laboratories, electronic equipment manufacturers, public utilities, colleges and universities, government agencies, medical laboratories and hospitals, electronic equipment distributors, and semiconductor companies, among others.

The program also provides a solid preparation for students intending to continue to graduate school to pursue master’s degrees in engineering, engineering management, MBAs, and JDs.

Degrees, Options, and Locations

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is offered in both Klamath Falls and Wilsonville locations. Some courses are offered in the evening in the Portland west side location at the Willow Creek Center in Beaverton to accommodate working professionals.

A concurrent Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering is available at both locations. Dual majors are available for students in Wilsonville. 


Whether you just graduated from high-school, are transferring from another college, or are working in industry and looking for an opportunity to advance your career, the BSEE at Oregon Tech is designed to meet your needs.
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Technical Emphases

Students in the BSEE program may choose to specialize in a particular area by selecting at least three of their engineering technical elective courses from the appropriate list. These lists of courses are provided only for guidance. Students are not required to select a technical emphasis, and technical emphases will not appear on the students’ transcripts.

Technical Emphases

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Dual Majors

Students completing the BSEE program have the option of selecting a dual major by taking an additional year of coursework. The EERE department currently offers a dual majors in Automation, Robotics, and Controls EngineeringOptical Engineering,  and Systems Engineering and Technical Management. Students completing a BSEE degree with a dual major will receive a single BS degree with both majors listed on their diploma and transcript. The degree is issued upon completion of the requirements for each major (some courses may be used to meet the requirements for both majors). The requirements for each dual major are listed under the corresponding sections of the catalog.

Automation, Robotics, and Controls  Optical Engineering Systems Engineering and Technical Management
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Concurrent Degree

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering

The EERE Department provides the opportunity for interested and motivated students to earn two Bachelor of Science degrees concurrently: a BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Renewable Energy Engineering. The purpose of this dual degree is to provide the top students with a challenging academic program that will prepare them for career opportunities in the electronics, electrical engineering, power, and energy industries. The students receive a BS degree in a classical engineering discipline (Electrical Engineering), as well as an emerging high growth discipline (Renewable Energy Engineering). This dual degree program takes approximately an additional year beyond the BSEE degree program (or 4.5 years total by taking courses in Summer term). To obtain both degrees (BSEE and BSREE) students must complete all of the courses required for the BSEE degree and the following BSREE courses. Consult with your advisor for details.

CHE 202/205 General Chemistry* 4
CHE 260 Electrochemistry for RE 4
EE 419 Power Electronics* 4
ENGR 211 Engineering Mechanics: Statics 4
ENGR 355 Thermodynamics 3
HIST 356
HIST 357
History of Energy*

History of the Electric Grid*
MECH 318 Fluid Mechanics 4
MECH 323 Heat Transfer I

REE 243 Electrical Power* 4
REE 253 Electromechanical Energy Conversion 3
REE 33X REE Elective 3
REE 3XX REE Elective 3
REE 412 Photovoltaic Systems* 3
REE 413 Electrical Power Conver. Sys. 3
REE 463 Energy System Instrumentation 3
REE 4XX REE Elective 3
*Can be used to meet BSEE degree requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in addition to the BSEE degree requirements in order to get a second degree.
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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Post-Baccalaureate)

Oregon Tech Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology graduates may complete 36 additional credits to receive a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (post-baccalaureate). Students will receive two diplomas: a BSEET degree (upon completion of the BSEET degree requirements), and a BSEE degree (upon completion of the BSEE degree requirements, which include a minimum of 36 credits from Oregon tech beyond the BSEET requirements). Students who have completed an ABET accredited BS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from another university must complete a minimum of 45 Oregon Tech credits to receive the BS in Electrical Engineering from Oregon Tech. Students pursuing this option should contact an academic advisor to draft an academic plan that ensures all BSEE curriculum requirements are met. The following is a list of additional courses that Oregon Tech BSEET graduates are required to complete in order to meet the BSEE degree requirements.
Mathematics and Science
CHE 201 General Chemistry I* 3
CHE 204 General Chemistry I Laboratory* 1
CHE 202 General Chemistry II* 3
CHE 205 General Chemistry II Laboratory* 1
MATH 253N Series and Sequences 4
MATH 341 Linear Algebra I 4
MATH 465 Mathematical Statistics 4
Electrical Engineering
EE 341 Electricity and Magnetism with Transmission Lines 4
EE 343 Solid-State Electronic Devices 3
EE 355 Control System Design 4
Engineering Technical Electives
Engineering Elective (EE, REE)** 3
Engineering Elective (EE, REE)** 3
Total if prior BSEET degree awarded by Oregon Tech 36
Additional credits needed for students who completed a BSEET degree from another institution:
Engineering Elective (EE, REE)** 3
Engineering Elective (EE, REE)** 3
Engineering Elective (EE, REE)** 3
Total 45

Current Students

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Klamath Falls Students

Student Profile

Rafael Santiago

Rafael Santiago

Alumnus, Class of 2010

OIT Admissions staff made my application process seamless!

Eve Klopf

Eve Klopf, BSEE Klamath Falls Program Director


Wilsonville Students

Planning Tools

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Laboratory Toolkit

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Aaron Scher

Aaron Scher, BSEE Wilsonville Program Director

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