Electrical engineering (EE) is a field that deals with the study of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism and their applications that serve humankind and society. Sub-disciplines in EE include Power, Controls, Instrumentation, Circuits, Communications, Computers, and many others. In today's world, products designed by electrical engineers literally pervade every segment of life, from personal electronic devices, household appliances, life-saving surgery robots, to space exploration sensors. Many of these technologies have become indispensable.
Although electrical engineering has evolved for centuries since its first emergence in the 1700s, many "young" areas are gaining great momentum. For instance, wearable medical sensors and wireless communication technologies are revolutionizing the health industry and renewable energy is expected to rescue the world from the crisis of unsustainable fossil fuel.
At ECU, the EE concentration is supported by a faculty team with background in key areas of current and emerging technology. EE concentration courses include state of the art content in Digital Circuits, Microprocessors, Electronics, Signal and Systems, Power Systems, and Advanced Controls. These courses are designed with an excellent combination of a sound theoretical base and hands-on skills, providing students with a solid foundation that can broaden their future career paths.
Professional Societies: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Career Opportunities: Career opportunities for electrical engineers exist in a wide range of business and industry, including product design, manufacturing, consulting engineering, sales and research. Check out more information for the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site in related career fields.