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Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

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Working to solve tomorrows energy and electronic needs.

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
  • Daktronics

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.