Become an Electrical or Computer Engineer

Major in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers design, construct, and maintain products, services, and systems and perform research to create new ideas in areas such as energy and power, circuits and electronics, optics, remote sensing, electromagnetics, communications, signal processing and control, and networking and computing systems. Electrical engineering is a rapidly evolving discipline based on the application of math, physics, and computation to address the needs of our networked information-age society.

Our graduates work in such areas as:

  • Communications and wireless networks
  • Electromagnetics, optics, remote sensing
  • Signal, image, and speech processing
  • Robotics and control systems
  • Semiconductor materials and integrated circuits
  • Nanotechnology and quantum devices
  • Lasers, biomedical sensing and probing, acoustics
  • Operating systems and software engineering
  • Networking and information security

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree) – $69,342

Sample Careers & Companies

  • Project Engineer (Digital Energy, GE Energy)
  • System Verification Engineer (Bio-Rad Laboratories)
  • Design Engineer (Microsoft)
  • Incubation Sourcing Manager (Microsoft)
  • Flow Meter Marketing (Smart Grid, Texas Instruments)
  • Systems Engineer (Bombardier Transportation)
  • Technology Analyst (Goldman Sachs)

Sample Courses

  • ECE 110, Introduction to ECE
  • ECE 120, Introduction to Computing
  • ECE 210, Analog Signal Processing
  • ECE 310, Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 313, Probability with Engineering Applications
  • ECE 329, Fields and Waves I
  • ECE 330, Power Circuits and Electromechanics
  • ECE 333, Green Electric Energy
  • ECE 340, Semiconductor Devices
  • ECE 342, Electronic Circuits
  • ECE 391, Computer Systems Engineering