About Electrical Engineering

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Program Information

EE Major Program Guide (for students who entered the College of Engineering Fall 2019 or later)

EE Major Program Guide (for students who entered the College of Engineering Summer 2019 or earlier)

EE Minor Program Guide

EE Mission and Objectives
Enrollment and Graduation Data

Course Descriptions Information

EECS Course Overviews (Overviews of selected courses related to the undergraduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering)

Electrical engineering is all about information and energy. Electrical engineers control things, sense things, power things, design and build electronic devices, process signals, design computers, connect things and people - and lots more.

The impact of electrical engineering on our daily lives can be seen and felt most everywhere. Next-generation electronic devices, environmental and medical sensors, power systems, energy conversion systems, communication systems, satellite systems, remote sensing, nanotechnology, medical devices, information technology, big data, lighting, displays, miniature computers, automotive electronics, imaging, and even cyber security are all the work of electrical engineers.

Electrical engineering is one of the broadest of all engineering degrees - allowing students to move into virtually any area of their choosing. If you wish to design, invent and improve devices that enhance life for the individual, as well as help solve society's problems, EE is a great place for you.

With your background in electrical engineering, whether in

circuits, communication, control, computer architecture, electromagnetics, signal processing, optics, solid state, or power,

you can be part of most any industry of your choosing. Here are some broad areas that require your expertise:

Automotive Industry

Next-Gen Electronics and Computers

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Sensing for Health and Safety

Information Technology and Data Science

Power, Energy, and Sustainability

Medical Technology

And there's more! Electrical engineering majors are among the top requested majors by potential employers because of their versatility. A degree in EE will provide the fundamentals for virtually any job in engineering or technology management, and is the pathway to many exciting careers throughout your lifetime.



Students often wonder about the difference between Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. This video will help answer some of your questions.

Major Design Experience Courses in Electrical Engineering:

Power and Energy Lab Prof. Hofmann talks about the Power Electronics curriculum and what goes on in the Lab in an interview with Engineering TV

Student Spotlights

student profiles

Read about the backgrounds, experiences, goals, and advice of some of our undergraduate students in the Student Spotlights.

Research in EE

ece research

Read about some of the research projects students have done during the summer as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.