Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering solves physical problems involving electricity and electronics. Topics include

  • analog and digital communications
  • control systems
  • sustainable energy systems
  • power generation and distribution
  • circuits
  • electromagnetics
  • optical electronics and photonic devices
  • sensors and instrumentation


Scope and Purpose:

This policy was established to support the Electrical Engineering program offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Works are purchased to support the curriculum and faculty research. Topics to be collected include (but are not limited to) control systems, analog and digital communications, electromagnetics, power generation and distribution, optics, and electronics. These topics will be collected at the initial, advanced study, graduate study and research levels. Works that support the core curriculum for the program will be collected at the initial level.

Topics in other subject areas will be collected if they are related to the Electrical Engineering curriculum or faculty research.


The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The undergraduate program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and is consistent with the recommendations of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). There is a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Interdisciplinary PhD in Engineering as well.

The undergraduate program prepares the student for industry and advanced education. Many specializations are fast-paced (i.e. electronics); thus, seeking professional development is emphasized. The program strives to produce a highly competent engineer that behaves ethically. The program is updated continually to enable students to meet these objectives.

Undergraduates have general and electrical engineering requirements. Core courses include the topics of circuits, electronics, signal processing, generators and motors, electromagnetics, and control systems. There are many electives available on the topics listed in the scope and purpose section.

The master's program offers either a thesis or non-thesis option. Areas of study include computer engineering (see collection development policy for Computer Engineering), control systems, power systems, electronics, electromagnetics, optical electronics, nanophotonics, and communications. Many of the undergraduate courses are available at the graduate level, as well as advanced study of these topics.

Geographical Coverage:

There is no geographic limitation for this collection although the United States is represented by the bulk of the collection.


English is the only language collected.

Period of Coverage:

Emphasis for acquisition is recent works. Older material will be retained if it supports the curriculum or research. Serials are kept indefinitely, where most material older than ten years will be sent to off-site storage.

Publication Types:

General works are collected at the initial study level. Professional works, textbooks, scholarly monographs, data compilations, journals, proceedings, societal transactions, symposia, codes, and standards are collected at the research level.


There is not a limitation on format; however, most will be paper, microform, and electronic resources.

Remote Sources:

Online books and journals are available via local subscription and OhioLINK. The Northeast Regional Depository will be used to store esoteric journals and monographs that have little use, as long as the items meet the depository storage rules.


Popular works are excluded from this collection.

Policy Revised: 25 Jul 2013