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Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

Electrical Engineers play key roles in solving technical problems in many areas including biomedical engineering, communications, computers and digital hardware, electronic materials and sensor devices, image processing, control systems, alternative energy and power systems. The program begins the first year developing a strong foundation in mathematics, science, and communication. The sophomore and junior years are comprised of two intensive years of study in circuit and machine theory, electronics, signal and systems theory, electronic materials and devices, electromagnetics, and digital and microprocessor systems, providing for “breadth” in the electrical engineering discipline. The senior year allows students to select from a variety of specialized courses to build “depth” in areas focused in their career choice.  These courses, along with a year-long capstone design project, where students work in multidisciplinary teams on projects sponsored by industry or SDSU researchers, provide for critical “real world” design experience before they enter the workforce.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are naturally curious about how things work and desire to be involved in cutting edge technology
  • Have strong skills in math and science
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Like to tinker with electronics and electronic-based systems
  • Have good problem-solving skills

Career Opportunities

  • Electronics Design engineer
  • Power and Energy engineer
  • Systems or Project engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Quality control engineer

Recent Employers

  • Numerous Major Power and Energy Utilities and Consulting Firms in the Central Plains
  • Daktronics
  • General Dynamics
  • Medtronic
  • IBM

Internship Opportunities

  • Burns and McDonnell
  • TSP
  • Raven
  • Interstates
  • IBM

Suggested Minors

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Select a Modern Language (French Studies, German, or Spanish)

Clubs and Organizations

  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
  • HKN (Eta Kappa Nu, EE Honors)
  • Robotics
  • Gaming

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.