Electrical Engineering Degree
BS in Electrical Engineering
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Others design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft and broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.
The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop and evaluate electronic devices used in diverse technologies, such as aviation, computing, transportation and manufacturing. They work on satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.
BS Electrical Engineering Degree (Computer Option)
The computer option in the Electrical Engineering program applies the principles of both electrical engineering and computer science to the design of computers and digital systems, focusing on the interface between hardware and system software.Course Listings Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements
Career Potential in Electrical Engineering:
The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $94,210 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $59,720, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $149,040.
The median annual wage for electronics engineers, except computer was $99,210 in May 2016. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $63,760, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $155,330.
In May 2016, the median annual wages for electrical engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
|Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences||$113,100|
|Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing||100,450|
|Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing||96,130|
|Electric power generation, transmission and distribution||92,570|
In May 2016, the median annual wages for electronics engineers, except computer in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
|Federal government, excluding postal service||$107,510|
|Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing||105,880|
|Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing||99,760|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Electrical and Electronics Engineers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm