Electrical Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree

Electrical Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree


Earning your Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines will prepare you to design, build, deploy and maintain equipment, devices and systems that use electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. Our BS in Electrical Engineering will also encourage you consider and explore the broader impacts of engineering solutions and how electrical devices impact society and human lives.

With multiple field engineering labs, world-class faculty, and a newly renovated Electronics Discovery Center (EDC), Mines is the top choice for any student with a passion for electrical engineering.

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. 

Core courses in our Electrical Engineering undergraduate program cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Electrical circuits
  • Feedback control systems
  • Fundamental of electric machinery
  • Microcomputer architecture and interfacing
  • Digital logic
  • Information systems
  • Engineering electromagnetics

Following the core curriculum, students can then identify an area of emphasis by taking electives in the following areas:

  • Power and energy systems (PES)
  • Integrated circuits
  • Computer engineering and electronic systems
  • Information and systems sciences
  • Antennas and wireless communication

Learn more about our top-ranked undergraduate program here:

Electrical Engineering website

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6 faculty fellows of IEE 19: 1 student-to-faculty ratio
On-campus and online classes available Newly renovated Electronics Discovery Center

Program Focus

At the undergraduate level, the department focuses on a select number of subareas in electrical engineering; specifically,

  1. Power and Energy Systems (PES)
  2. Integrated circuits, computer engineering and electronic systems (ICE)
  3. Information and systems sciences (ISS)
  4. 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.

Electrical Engineering Curriculum | 2021-2022 Curriculum Flowchart


Electrical Engineering Minor – four tracks available:

  • Information Systems and Science (ISS)
  • Power and Energy Systems (PES)
  • 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


From our dedicated faculty to innovative research opportunities, there are many reasons to choose Mines if you’re interested in Electrical Engineering.

Just take a look:

  • Internationally recognized faculty
  • Strong ties with local, national and international partners in industry
  • Hands-on research labs
  • 4+1 combined program (allowing students to earn a BA and a non-thesis Master’s in only 5 years)


What can you do with a degree in electrical engineering? For starters, how about transforming your passion into a rewarding career?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are projected to be over 20,000 new openings for electrical engineering jobs each year. From the public to the private sector, electrical engineering is an essential position for a range of established industries and emerging fields, such as renewable energies.

From aerospace to research laboratories, Colorado School of Mines graduates with electrical engineering degrees have gone on to thrive in a variety of industries. Many of our alumni have worked with industry-leading companies, including Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

With a degree in electrical engineering, graduates will have the tools and resources to succeed in the following industries:

  • Engineering
  • Architectural firms
  • Electric power generation
  • Semiconductor/component manufacturing firms
  • Electromedical manufacturing firms
  • Telecommunications
  • Research and development
  • Aerospace firms
  • Pipeline transportation
  • Petroleum and coal manufacturing

And more. As one of the top ROI universities in the country, Mines graduates receive great value for their degrees as they transition into professional spaces. In fact, according to Money Magazine, Mines ranks as the second-best ROI among public colleges 20 years after graduation and beyond.


Dr. Qiuhua Huang


Having received his PhD in 2016 from Arizona State University, Dr. Huang joins us after his industry work as a principal power system engineer at UtiliData Inc.

Dr. Huang’s research interests include power system modeling, cyber-physical energy systems, renewable energy and more. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2018 R&D 100 Award and the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society Prize Paper Award.

Paige Granie

Paige Granie

“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.”

Electrical Engineering

Making Mines
More Affordable.

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

No. 2
Public College with Highest Return on Investment, Money Magazine, 2018

A Student Experience Like no Other

At Mines, we inspire students who are driven to be innovators and advance the knowledge of those who want to address today’s greatest challenges.