Electrical Engineering, B.S.


Electrical engineering lies at the heart of modern science. Our students develop the circuits that form the basis of computer and communication systems and provide the controls for large-scale systems. Our students are introduced to a wide range of applications that include electronics and device fabrication, computers, control and communication, electromagnetics, and optics.


In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, URI hereby discloses that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as an engineer in all U.S. States and Territories. The applicable licensing board in your state may impose additional requirements on candidates prior to granting a license (e.g., passing of an exam; obtaining a certificate; performing clinical/practicum hours; etc.), and we encourage you to investigate those requirements. The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is required nationwide for licensure, can be attempted by any engineering undergraduate who has finished or is close to finishing an Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program.

ABET Accreditation

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Read more about the ABET criteria.

B.S. Enrollment
(Fall 2020)
B.S. Graduates
(Dec. 19/May 20/Aug. 20)