Major in electrical engineering

Electrical engineers design and develop electrical and electronic components and systems, such as power systems, communication systems, control systems, integrated circuits, and computers.

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As an electrical engineer, you may work as a consultant, designer, educator, entrepreneur, executive, public official, researcher, scientist, or in the military. Electrical engineers work in a variety of fields, such as acoustics, aerospace, automotive, communications, consumer electronics, energy resources, the environment, medical and biomedical fields, power, signal processing, space, testing, and underwater systems.

Electrical engineering is the largest field within the engineering profession, and it continues to grow and evolve. Electrical engineering is also one of the highest-paid engineering fields.

You'll be prepared for positions in industry and with government agencies—and to continue your studies at the graduate level.

Preparing students to shape the future

As the world innovates to answer the challenges of the 21st century, electrical engineering is at the heart of nearly every solution.

Internships

  • Electric Boat/General Dynamics
  • MathWorks
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Graduate school placements

  • Dartmouth College
  • MIT
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Career placements

  • Dell EMC
  • GE Aviation
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • U.S. Navy

Our program prepares you for this evolving field by providing a strong background in science, mathematics, and engineering.

Your electrical engineering courses will include analog circuits, computer programing, digital and embedded system design, electromagnetics, electronics, and signals and systems. You'll also choose from technical electives such as acoustics, computer networks, integrated circuits, microwave and RF engineering, power electronics, wireless communications, signal processing, and speech processing. During your final year, you will complete a senior design project that provides real-world experience and is defined by current industry needs.

For the BS in electrical engineering, you'll complete 60 credits in electrical and computer engineering courses and a total of 125 credits overall.

Dual major in Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering: Prepare to meet a broad range of challenges in the ever-changing high-tech fields of electrical engineering and computer engineering by earning a double major bachelor's degree.

A minor in electrical engineering gives you the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of electrical engineering, such as electromagnetic theory, communication theory, electronics, signal processing, or VLSI (very large scale integration).

For the minor, you'll complete at least 18 credits.

  • Capstone projects: most senior engineering students work in small teams on real-world, industry-specific challenges that demand analysis, proposals, prototypes, and solutions.
  • Community: join organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association for Computing Machinery, Eta Kapa Nu (the Electrical and Computer Engineers National Honor Society), the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders.
  • Experience: participate in internships and co-op to gain valuable experience with regional industries, often while also earning money for college.
  • New initiatives: collaborate, create, and explore at our IDEAStudio and the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research.

UMass Dartmouth offers a great transfer experience for students who:

  • have graduated from an accredited community college, or
  • have earned college credits from an accredited college or university

Transfer Admissions

with advanced study

Electrical Engineering Faculty

Contact

Antonio Costa

Chairperson / Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 217C

508-999-8471
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