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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Electrical Engineering at Olympic College, Bremerton

Electrical Engineers are in Demand

Aerospace, advanced manufacturing, computer engineering, power engineering, and communication systems – you name the industry and electrical engineers have a place in it. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering prepares you for a rewarding career in design, research, testing, development, and manufacturing of electronic systems and equipment.

The electrical engineering program in Bremerton is a two-year, full-time, daytime bachelor’s degree completion program for transfer students. Courses and laboratories are taught in person by WSU faculty in Bremerton, via interactive video from WSU Pullman, and online through the University’s nationally ranked Global Campus.

Choose from a General Electrical Engineering or Power Engineering track specialization.

Accreditation

The Washington State University program in Electrical Engineering (WSU Pullman with WSU Everett and WSU at Olympic College, Bremerton) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Preparation

You can fulfill the majority of WSU’s general education (UCORE) and the pre-engineering admission requirements at any college (2 year or 4 year) and complete your electrical engineering degree on the Olympic College campus in Bremerton.

While not required for acceptance to the program, we recommend pursuing a community college transfer degree. The associate of science track (AST-2) degree is well suited for pre-engineering study, as it includes the majority of WSU general education (UCORE) requirements and allows room for the pre-engineering admission requirements.

If you have any questions about equivalent courses at your current college, or about how long it might take you to finish your degree at WSU in Bremerton, contact one of our academic advisors who will help you work out a personalized transfer plan. They can also advise you on other courses (required later) that can be taken in advance.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for acceptance to the electrical engineering degree program at WSU in Bremerton, you must:

  • Complete the prerequisites in the table below prior to the start of the program in the fall. (Some accommodation might be made in certain circumstances. Check with one of our academic advisors.)
  • Have a grade of C (2.0 on a 4-point grade system) or better for all courses in the table below.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all college coursework taken.

Prerequisites

Make sure you check your courses for transfer equivalency on the WSU Transfer Clearinghouse.

WSU Course RequirementWA Community College Transfer Equivalency
Math 171 Calculus ICalculus I and Calculus II
Math 172 Calculus IICalculus III
Math 273 Calculus IIICalculus IV
Math 220 Linear AlgebraLinear Algebra
Math 315 Differential EquationsDifferential Equations
Chem 105 with lab Principles of Chemistry*Chemistry with lab Principles of Chemistry*
Physics 201 Engineering Physics with labEngineering Physics I and II with labs
Physics 202 Engineering Physics with labEngineering Physics III with lab
EE 261 Electric Circuits I**WSU equivalent course EE261**
EE 262 Electric Circuits (Lab)**WSU equivalent lab EE262**
CPTS 121 & 122 (C/C++) or CPTS 131 & 132 (Java)***Equivalent courses to WSU (program design and development and data structures courses)
English 101English Composition

Footnotes

*Chem 141 or Chem 161 will satisfy the chemistry requirement.

**Everett Community College and Olympic College often offer Electric Circuits and Circuits Lab in summer session. Not all Electric Circuits and Circuits Lab courses transfer to WSU as equivalent to EE 261 and EE 262. Check your circuits coursework for equivalency.

***Computer programming courses vary between community colleges. Consult with one of our academic advisors about your specific coursework.

Applying to the Program

Current WSU Pullman students: review the alternate application instructions if you wish to transfer to Bremerton.

  1. Apply using the Transfer Student Application. Select “Global Campus” as your campus and “Electrical Engineering at Olympic College in Bremerton” as your academic interest. The WSU application for the electrical engineering program at Bremerton is through Global Campus even though the Bremerton electrical engineering program is an in-person, on-site degree completion program. Additional information about applying to WSU Global Campus.
  2. Complete the supplemental application for WSU Electrical Engineering in Bremerton. The supplemental application asks you to enter the courses you have taken and grades received; have a copy of your transcripts/unofficial transcripts handy before you begin.
  3. Official transcripts showing coursework to-date are required before your initial application can be evaluated. Updated official transcripts will be required once grades are posted for spring and summer (if you enroll in courses). Contact all previous colleges and have them send official electronic transcripts to Washington State University, Pullman. If physical copies must be sent, have them mailed to:
    Office of Admissions
    370 Lighty Student Services Bldg
    Washington State University
    PO Box 641067
    Pullman, WA 99164-1067
  4. An academic coordinator will review your supplemental application and transcript(s) for prerequisites to acceptance into the electrical engineering program and contact you for next steps.

Note: The WSU tuition deposit, which confirms acceptance of your WSU admission offer, is nonrefundable; pay the deposit only after you are accepted into the electrical engineering program.

Current WSU Pullman electrical engineering students who wish to transfer to Bremerton:

Students who are currently certified in the electrical engineering major in Pullman should contact the academic advisor in Bremerton to determine feasibility and eligibility. GPA is a consideration as is completion of the same prerequisites as all other transfer applicants. Evaluation of coursework still needed to complete the degree vs. the schedule of courses offered is another consideration. Do not complete a Change of Campus Form until it has been determined that there is space, prerequisites are satisfied, and that the schedule of courses in Bremerton will allow timely completion of your degree.

Students who are not yet certified should check that all prerequisites are completed (or will be completed prior to the desired start term). Students must complete the supplemental application and compete in the general pool of applicants. Contact the academic advisor for admissions with any questions. Do not complete a Change of Campus Form until you are accepted into the Bremerton program.

General Timeline

August 1:
The WSU Transfer Student Application and the Electrical Engineering Supplemental Application are open for students applying to enter the WSU Bremerton program in Fall.

January 31:
Priority will be given to Fall applicants who have submitted all required application material (including official transcripts).

May 15:
Notification of Admission Decisions (for complete Fall applications received by January 31).

June 1:
Students respond to offers of Fall admission.

The application process will continue until all seats for the program are filled.

Contact an Advisor

Interim prospective students advisor:

Pamela Loughlin
Academic Coordinator - Everett
WSU Everett 421
425-405-1731