Careers and Outcomes

As an electrical engineer, you’ll help channel natural resources into heating, lighting, computing, communication and more.

You will contribute to all of the systems and devices used to direct the energy and information that are critical to people and companies all over the world.

Electric power engineering

Row of wind turbines

You may work with the generation, transmission, distribution and control of electric energy. This will require knowledge of traditional energy sources as well as renewable energy production technologies, such as wind and solar energy.

Understanding “green” energy and “smart” technology will prepare you to meet the power needs of the future. Your course work will provide hardware and software skills; you’ll apply them through internships, competitions and capstone learning experiences.

Circuit and electronic engineering

Student working on a circuit board

Virtually every device used in modern life relies on electronic devices or circuits. You may design and fabricate the integrated circuit chips that make up electronic building blocks, or you may use these circuit chips to design larger and more complex systems and devices.

Your study of electrical devices and operational networks along with practice in design and analysis will prepare you to work with transformers, distribution systems, wireless networks, image processing and more.

Controls engineering

Electronic component

Some electrical engineers develop and design robots that work in factories, explore hazardous environments and perform tasks that are too dangerous for humans. You may also design the operational systems of everything from industrial plants to airplanes to radar antennas.

You will learn about digital logic and systems, electromagnets, lasers and fiber optics. You will be well prepared to work on the systems and architecture of the digital world.