Undergraduate Programs in

Electrical Engineering

Learn how to develop, test, and supervise electrical systems and equipment in fields such as radar and navigation, communication, transportation, and manufacturing. If you are driven to use science, invention, and functional design to change lives for the better, the field of electrical engineering can prepare you to generate the world’s next great technological leap.


In the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program, students can work toward a career in electrical engineering or opt for a computer engineering focus. You will first build a foundation in universal engineering theories, mathematics, and the physical sciences before moving on to more specialized courses. This program is ABET-accredited.

Challenging Coursework

Electrical engineering students study electrical and digital circuitry, electromagnetics, and electronics, and take courses such as:

  • Electrical Engineering Design
  • Principles of Communication Systems and Noise
  • Microprocessor Systems
  • Computer-Aided Circuit Design

Computer Engineering Option

Students pursuing this option will take courses in the Department of Computer Science such as:

  • Data Structures, Algorithms and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Robotics

Learn from Experts

Engage in lively, challenging discussions and learn from faculty mentors who are scholars in fields such digital signal processing, game development, digital circuits, and electronic waves and transmission, among others.

An advisory board of working professionals also share their expertise and guidance with students, while the Executive Speaker Series features top industry leaders discussing a broad range of timely engineering topics.

The Student Experience

Explore potential career paths, get real-world insights, develop valuable workplace skills, and build a network of professional contacts through internships, research opportunities, student organizations, and full-time professional work experiences. 

interns at work

Students have recently interned at:

  • Boeing Co.
  • Canon USA, Inc.
  • D'Addario & Company Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Lizardos Engineering Associates P. C.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Long Island Railroad
  • National Grid
  • NY Department of Transportation
  • Structure Tone
engineering students working on a bicycle design project

Earn while you learn:

  • The DeMatteis Co-op Program offers a full-time, six-to-eight month paid position with one of more than 200 companies, providing valuable professional experience before you graduate.  
  • The Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe) lets you work on a research project, with a stipend, under the guidance of a faculty mentor. More than two dozen undergraduates have had their work published in scholarly journals in the last few years. 

The Outlook

With our comprehensive program, you’ll be ready to pursue either a career right after graduation or advanced study. Based on recent alumni surveys and labor market data: 


Alums who are working, in grad school, or both


Average annual salary for BS grads in the NY region


Expected job growth for this major by 2026

Alumni Success

DeMatteis School engineering graduates enjoy considerable success upon graduation, whether they obtain positions at prestigious companies or pursue advanced study at top graduate schools. 

Recent alumni work at companies such as:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Boeing Co.
  • Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO)
  • Lizardos Engineering Associates PC
  • Metro-North Railroad
  • National Grid
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PSEG Long Island
  • Skanska USA Building

Those pursuing graduate degrees study at:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University

State of the Art Learning Spaces

Take advantage of an extraordinary array of sophisticated laboratory facilities, including the Electrical and Signal Processing Lab, the Engineering Computer Lab, the Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems and Mobile Computing Lab, and a dozen other engineering and computer science laboratories.

Top Ranked

The engineering program at the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science ranks No. 33 among 220 non-PhD granting schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Electrical engineering student working with equipment

Questions about our program?

Contact Us

Richard Puerzer

Chair, Department of Engineering