The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program prepares students to design, build, deploy and maintain equipment, devices and systems that use electricity, electronics and electromagnetism, while also considering the broader impacts of engineering solutions on society and human lives. Core EE courses cover topics such as electrical circuits, feedback control systems, fundamentals of electric machinery, microcomputer architecture and interfacing, digital logic, information systems and engineering electromagnetics. Students can choose an area of emphasis by taking electives in the following subareas: energy systems and power electronics; integrated circuits, computer engineering and electronic systems; information and systems sciences; and antennas and wireless communication.
At the undergraduate level, the department focuses on a select number of subareas in electrical engineering; specifically,
- Energy systems and power electronics (ESPE)
- Integrated circuits, computer engineering and electronic systems (ICE)
- Information and systems sciences (ISS)
- Antennas and wireless communications (AWC)
Both undergraduate and graduate programs are characterized by strong ties with industrial partners (locally and nationally) that provide resources for students, laboratories, research projects, and ultimately career paths for our students.
Areas of Special Interest
- Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Minor – Areas of Emphasis
- Information Systems and Science (ISS)
- Energy Systems and Power (ESPE)
- Digital Systems
- General Electrical Engineering
Jobs related to an electrical engineering degree:
- Aerospace engineer
- Broadcast engineer
- CAD technician
- Control and instrumentation engineer
- Electrical engineer
- IT consultant
- Network engineer
- Nuclear engineer
- Systems analyst
“Electrical engineering is challenging, but it is worth the knowledge and skills that you will gain. I am doing things now that I never would have dreamed I would ever be able to do while I was in high school.”
Mines’ financial assistance program awards more than $60 million per year, and over 82 percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid.
Mines by the Numbers
average electrical engineering salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019
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