Electrical Engineering

About the Major

Electrical engineering deals with electricity, from the tiniest computer circuitry to large-scale electronics systems. They design, develop, and manufacture equipment that produces and distributes electricity as well as equipment such as electric motors and machinery. They may also design and develop devices made up of electronic components. Work could be in consumer electronics and optics, power efficiency and storage, telecommunications devices, broadcasting systems, analog circuitry, or many other areas.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: analysis and problem solving skills, math knowledge, teamwork, attention to detail, and communication skills (interpersonal, speaking and writing skills).

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Calculus 1, 2, and 3
  • Differential equations
  • Digital logic design
  • Circuit analysis 1 and 2
  • Multiprocessor systems and interfacing
  • Feedback systems analysis and control

Possible Careers

  • Circuit design engineer
  • Control systems engineer
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Digital circuit design engineer
  • Electronics test engineer
  • Nanoelectronics research engineer

Where could I work?

  • Boeing Company
  • Cummins
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NSWC Crane
  • Raytheon Missile Systems

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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