About This Degree
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is listed in the top 100 college departments according to U.S. News & World Report, and it brings in approximately $2 million in research funding annually. Students graduate with nearly 100% job placement and have among the highest starting salaries of all degree programs.
Electrical engineering students have the opportunity to study in many different areas and graduates will be prepared for careers as electrical engineers in almost any kind of industry. Students have regular access to faculty for mentoring in both research pursuits and career advisement.
Students may take courses in several different areas within electrical engineering, including control systems, electromagnetic and microwaves, space systems, and signals and communication.
Concurrent Bachelor’s/Master’s Program:
The department also offers a concurrent bachelor’s/master’s program, which allows USU engineering students to begin taking graduate classes during their senior year as an undergraduate and to complete requirements for both the bachelor's degree and the master’s degree concurrently over two years.
Career And Outcomes
Since nearly everyone uses electricity and electrical devices, graduates in electrical engineering can work in almost any kind of industry. Electrical engineers develop anything from rockets, cell phones, computers, antennas, signal towers, robotics, and more. The following are examples of areas in which electrical engineers can work:
- Scientific research and development firms
- Electrical component manufacturing companies
- Power generation, distribution, and transmission
- Manufacturers of navigation controls, medical equipment, and measurement devices
- Architectural firms
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