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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering track provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of electrical engineering.


The BS in EE track provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of electrical engineering that would allow a graduate to function effectively in industry or continue on to graduate school. Students seeking admission into the BS Eng in EE program should be familiar with the admission and retention requirements of the College of Engineering – refer to the Office of Admissions. This curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  Also refer to the UMass Lowell online Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

Information and Opportunities

The ECE Department also offers opportunities for double majors in Computer Science and Physics.

Students follow a sequence of courses beginning with basic mathematics and science, followed by their application to courses in engineering science and engineering design. Relevant clusters of studies in the humanities and social sciences are included within the context of engineering education to create well-rounded graduates.

The department offers several tracks for students with different levels of preparation in mathematics and English. It may take some students five years to complete their degree.

For the latest information regarding curriculum, please see the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

For admissions information, visit the UML admissions site:

Note: If you are interested in studying Math, Science or Engineering, it is strongly recommended that you take four years of Math and Science.

To encourage outstanding undergraduate students to continue their studies toward an advanced degree, the College of Engineering and Graduate Admissions offer a program of accelerated study leading to the dual degrees of a bachelor of science in engineering and a master of science in engineering. Students taking full advantage of the combined program ordinarily finish the master of science in engineering degree at the end of the fifth year of study. Undergraduates may take up to two courses (6 credits) during the senior year that may be used to satisfy both the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.


To be eligible to enter this course of study, students must file a formal Graduate Admissions application in the junior or senior year. Applicants for this program are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or pay an application fee. Upon the recommendation of their advisor and with the approval of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Admissions Committee and Graduate Admissions, students may be admitted as provisional graduate students during the second semester of the senior year.

Students in this program may be eligible for financial assistance, i.e. fellowships, research and teaching assistantships, during the fifth year of study. Acceptance of this assistance and the attendant responsibilities may delay the completion of the program beyond the five years.

For the latest requirements, course descriptions and more please consult the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog.

Why Study Electrical Engineering at UMass Lowell?

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Graduate Degrees

Our graduate, certificate and doctoral programs will have you prepared for a great career in electrical engineering.
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In the Community

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is closely bonded to the the community and local industries.
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is both nationally and internationally recognized for its work in atmospheric research, electromagnetic scattering, properties of materials, acoustics, signal processing and imaging.