Freshman Year in Electrical Engineering
The freshman year in engineering is an important one. There's lots of information to digest -- information you'll use as you work your way through a stimulating, challenging curriculum on the way to a rewarding career. The information keeps on coming, so Embry-Riddle starts your engineering education with a strong foundation.
By design, the Embry-Riddle freshman engineering experience is common to all the engineering majors. We believe -- as do our industry partners -- that students should be exposed to several engineering disciplines in their freshman year. We want you to understand where disciplines fit in and how they need to work together.
Build Your Tool Set
The freshman year is a year of building a reliable tool set. Where a carpenter's tool set would be hammers, nail guns, and saws, the tool set we're talking about here includes mathematics, physics, computer skills, and communication. One must know how to use these tools before designing a circuit, control system, wing, communications systems, aircraft, or spacecraft.
Freshmen Engineering implies a knowledge base that starts with calculus. Students entering the freshman year should be prepared to start with these courses. Some students may need to strengthen their backgrounds before entering these courses.