Brown University School of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Brown offers a number of specialized Electrical Engineering tracks corresponding to areas of student demand and faculty expertise. Building on the broad scientific foundation provided by the core curriculum and fundamental courses in linear systems, analog, and digital design, these specialties focus a range of upper courses to bear on a particular specialty. There is considerable overlap between the knowledge and skills conferred by different Electrical Engineering specialties, making it possible to switch between different specialties as late as senior year.

Educational Objectives

The objectives of the electrical engineering program are to produce engineers who:

  • Pursue distinctive multidisciplinary scientific and technical careers beginning with either entry-level electrical engineering positions in industry or graduate study in electrical engineering and related fields. 
  • Participate on multidisciplinary teams that cooperate in applying problem-solving skills and critical and independent thinking to a broad range of projects that can produce the technical innovations aimed at satisfying the future needs of society.

Concentration Advisors

Prof. Jacob Rosenstein
B&H 353,  401-863-2652

Prof. Rashid Zia
B&H 237, 401-863-6351

Undergraduate Study Information

The concentration is composed of the following courses: 

  • Interdisciplinary core courses for the Sc.B. 
  • Upper level engineering courses 
  • Design courses 
  • An advanced science course 
  • Four approved humanities courses 

For more information, please see the program guide.

Program Options

  • Bioelectrical Engineering 
  • Communications Systems 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Multimedia Signal Processing 
  • Control Systems 
  • Microelectronic Systems 
  • Solid State Electronics and Photonics

Resources for Undergraduate Engineers