Electrical engineers explore and generate technological advances that impact virtually every aspect of modern life. They deal with the study, research, design, and application of electricity, electronics, circuitry, and electromagnetism. They design, develop, and enhance components, software and systems for biomedical devices, energy and power applications, nanotechnology and material uses, computers, cell phones, and associated personal electronics as well as many other products we use every day.

Careers

  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Acoustic test engineer
  • Magnetic recording engineer
  • Automation and process technologies engineer
  • Telecommunications or substation field engineer
  • Electric machine design engineer
  • Computer modeling engineer
  • CAD and product development engineer
  • Electrical control systems engineer

What you’ll study

The electrical engineering program provides a strong foundation in science, physics, mathematics, and computer science. The curriculum develops electrical knowledge and skills in practical experimentation, design and development as well as analyzing and interpreting data applicable in areas across the field of electrical engineering. The program emphasizes creative thinking, problem solving, communications skills, teamwork, and the professional and ethical responsibilities of  being an electrical engineer.

Emphasis areas include:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Telecommunications and signal processing
  • Control systems
  • Electric energy systems and power electronics
  • Microelectronic devices and circuit design
  • Modern optics and photonics
  • Magnetics

The Bachelor of Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.