Electrical Engineering students take their knowledge beyond the classroom. They work one-on-one with professors on research projects, study abroad in locations as far away as Australia and Turkey, and test their skills in competitions with engineers from other colleges. There are several ways for students to get involved:

  • Senior Project

    The senior project allows you to showcase your talents and interests. This project offers an opportunity for you to work independently and one-on-one with a faculty advisor on a topic of your choice. Senior projects can feature interdisciplinary research involving other sciences.

    Recent Senior Projects

    • Cell phone remote control of a home with status reports
    • Solar energy tracker and data logger
    • Special guitar pedal effects
    • Fire extinguishing robot
    • Automatic home protection with remote monitoring
    • Homemade portable power generator system
    • Shadowing robot
    • Buck-boost power conversion off of a solar panel
    • Tactile street-crossing guide for the blind
    • Automatic bird feeder with squirrel deterrent
    • Currency identifier for the blind
    • Voice-changing unit
    • Automated pill dispenser and alarm
    • RFID handshake
    • Soccer robots controlled by a camera feedback system
    • Electronically monitored martial arts punching shield
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    Suffolk is home to a chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the field’s premier professional organization. IEEE also hosts the annual Micromouse Competition, at which individual students and teams compete to build the robot that navigates a maze the fastest. Suffolk students have enjoyed great success at the regional finals of this nationwide contest.

  • Technology and Science Initiative (TaSI)

    Suffolk students also benefit by participating in the Technology and Science Initiative (TaSI). TaSI gives undergraduates the chance to undertake cutting-edge research projects with Suffolk professors and industrial professionals.

    Recent TaSI projects

    • solar electric cell “parasol effect” thermal energy savings
    • solar electric-powered office
    • terranet: a student-friendly automatic data system
    • photo/light sensors
    • autonomous robotic delivery carrier
    • energy saving from high-efficiency windows
    • air temperature sensor
    • heat transfer in fish tanks
    • moisture in soil sensors
  • Study Abroad

    Engineering is a global profession involving multinational companies and quite often, teams from one nation will be working with teams from several others. It is vital for engineers to understand how culture affects how people prioritize and make decisions. Our study abroad programs give students the experience to understand the nuances and sensitivities needed to work successfully with engineers from abroad.

    Suffolk offers several study abroad options with Electrical Engineering courses taught in English:
    • Macquarie University, Australia
    • University of Newcastle, Australia
    • Aalborg University, Denmark
    • Yeditepe University, Turkey
    • Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
    • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    • Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci, France
    • Institute Universitaire de Technologie de Marseilles, France