Pick an industry, any industry, and you'll find an electrical engineer. Students who major in electrical engineering will serve a key role in developing and improving the high-tech devices that orchestrate our lives and our work today and for future generations. Through a path of study that uses hands-on, project-based courses with laboratory components, you will develop skills for jobs involving computers; satellites and wireless systems; broadband cable; Global Positioning Systems; circuits and robot controls; ultrasound, MRI and CT scanners; TV, stereo and telephone products; power systems; and image and sound products. You'll collaborate with faculty, often on projects initiated by industry.
- Expertise among the diverse faculty covers all major specialty areas of electrical engineering and offers a global approach to engineering issues.
- Active student organizations that are branches of national and international organizations provide professional engagement and social interaction opportunities.
- Training prepares graduates to work with in computer hardware and software development, circuits, analog and digital electronics, microprocessor systems, digital and wireless communications, solid state devices, electromagnetics, integrated circuit design, control systems and instrumentation.
- Internships available from the sophomore year.
- Opportunity for students to be involved in industry-sponsored projects and faculty research.
- Select classes are available online.
- Electrical engineering graduates nationwide earned an average starting salary of $73,078 in 2016, according to the National Association of of College and Employers Salary Survey.
- 9 modern, full equipped laboratories maintained by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Two-semester capstone design project that spotlights each student's area of excellence. Projects include industry-sponsored work on industrial sensors, medical equipment research, robotics and green energy.
- Department scholarships offered to those in their last two years of study, including one for nontraditional students.
- Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
University Facts & Stats
- 94% of electrical engineering graduates employed
- 1,100+ international students
- 39 Education Abroad programs offered
- 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization
- $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
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