Electrical Engineering

Using electricity and computers to improve people's lives is the main challenge faced by electrical engineers. They design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of sophisticated electrical and electronic systems, such as power generators, motors, lighting systems, computer hardware and software, advanced satellite systems, cell phone, smart appliances, etc.

In this major, elective courses may be chosen from the broad categories of controls/communications/signal processing, computer engineering, electronics, electro-physics/electro-optics/microwaves, power systems/power electronics, and biomedical imaging/sensing and systems. Electrical engineering is one of the most popular engineering fields and trends indicate that the growth in this area will continue at least into the next century.

What do you want to do with Electrical Engineering?

Career ideas for Electrical Engineering majors

Electrical and Electronics Engineer, Electrical Power Engineer, Researcher, Consultant, Telecommunications Engineer, Software Engineer, Applications Engineer, and more

Remember: Your major does not equal your career! For more ideas about how to put your education to work, talk with your specific Career Advisor.

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