Electrical Engineering Major
Introductory Courses

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites undergraduate students from across Northwestern University to explore the electrical engineering major by taking introductory courses. The classes described below can be taken on an individual basis to explore the field of electrical engineering.

ELEC_ENG/EECS 100 - Electrons, Photons, and Bits: Adventures in Electrical and Computer Engineering

In this course, the broad range of technologies involved in contemporary electrical and computer engineering (the technological basis of much of our modern society) is presented via a mix of interactive seminars, bench demos, lab tours, and appearances by recent alumni and engineers from industry and government.

ELEC_ENG/EECS 202 - Intro to Electrical Engineering

This class is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and applications of electrical engineering. Topics include circuit analysis; sinusoids and spectra; analog filtering; signal sampling and digital filtering; channel capacity; feedback and control systems; optical components and systems; transistor and operational amplifiers; and semiconductor devices, including diodes, transistors, light-emitting diodes, and lasers.

Getting Started as an Electrical Engineering Major

We encourage you to learn more about the electrical engineering major on our website or by contacting the electrical engineering curriculum chair.