Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

So you enjoy rewiring your sound system or learning about circuits... not only is that cool, it shows you have the crazy-smart skills to be an electrical engineer at Michigan Tech. You’ll learn about everything from mathematical modeling and analysis techniques to digital video and image processing. You’ll also be exposed to global corporations that sponsor electrical engineering research projects—and hire our graduates.

Find your Passion with the Right Concentration

As an electrical engineering major you can concentrate in:

  • Enterprise
  • Photonics

Or choose an area of specialization in:

  • Control
  • Communications
  • Digital Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronics
  • Photonics
  • Power and energy systems
  • Signal processing

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • Our department provides amazing opportunities for laboratory-based learning, real-world design, and engineering entrepreneurship.
  • You can get involved in undergraduate research involving areas such as power grid design, autonomous vehicles, GPS-based systems, wearable technology, robotics, and laser systems.
  • Put your classroom skills into practice by working part-time in the local area with international corporations like GE Aviation and Dematic Corporation. These companies hire Michigan Tech students to fill critical positions in their IT areas.
  • You can get extra help or find a fun job at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Learning Center.
  • The computer and electrical engineering department, along with the School of Technology, recently received a major gift from the Nucor Steel Corporation to create the Nucor Industrial Control and Automation Laboratory.
  • Classroom theory is reinforced by hands-on experiments and design projects that will prepare you for industry or advanced research.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in electrical engineering.
  • Michigan Tech's electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Electrical engineers can also get involved with our innovative Enterprise program—student-run business teams working to find real solutions for industry. The electrical and computer engineering department sponsors three teams of its own: Wireless Communication, Blue Marble Security, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

Electrical engineers find jobs in a wide array of industries including communications, defense and aerospace, metals and mining, biomedicine, and manufacturing. And recruiters know to look at Michigan Tech. Of the 267 companies at the fall 2013 career fair, 157 were looking for electrical engineers.

Learn more about electrical engineering at Michigan Tech!