Electrical Engineering

SDSU's Electrical Engineering (EE) program began in 1899 and has been on the leading edge of EE innovation ever since. Offering education at three degree levels, our Electrical Engineering program is truly a regional leader.  In August 2010, the EE program was re-accredited.

What is Electrical Engineering?

The Electrical Engineering discipline is concerned with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical engineers are at the forefront of the newest technologies that impact our society. They play key roles in solving technical problems in many areas including

  • biomedical engineering
  • computers and digital hardware
  • control systems
  • electrical and alternative power
  • electronic materials and sensor devices
  • signal and image processing
  • telecommunications

Electrical engineers work everywhere in South Dakota, throughout the U.S., and internationally. Electrical engineers enjoy exciting careers in research, design and development, manufacturing, sales, and corporate management. SDSU's EE graduates are in great demand and are rewarded with high starting salaries.


The B.S. program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.