About the major
Electrical engineering applies mathematical and physical principles to a wide variety of electrical, electronic, or computer-based devices and systems.
The major in electrical engineering has several areas of special emphasis, including:
- Computer engineering
- Energy and power systems
- Systems engineering (communications, controls, and signal processing)
EECS puts an emphasis on hands-on experiences which are highlighted in:
- The senior design capstone courses
- Undergraduate research opportunities
- High level internships
- Thriving student clubs
- Join other science, math, and engineering students in WSU Pullman’s Stephenson residence hall—share classes with your neighbors, study together, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab.
- Solid theory foundations and hands-on learning experiences make WSU graduates highly sought by employers.
- Receive assistance on career goals with the engineering school’s industrial advisory board and numerous internship and career contacts.
- Assist faculty in research on microelectronics, electromagnetics, communications and signal processing, energy and power systems, integrated circuit design, and computer engineering.
- Use state-of-the-art laboratories to study computer systems, high-voltage systems, wireless communications, signal processing, circuits, protective power relay systems, and electrophysics.
Careers in electrical engineering
A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering prepares students for careers in the design, analysis, and improvement of electrical, electronic, or computer-based systems. Specific areas include:
- power systems
- systems and control
- solid state electronics
- communications and signal processing
- radio frequency engineering and wireless communications.
Some Northwest companies that frequently hire WSU electrical engineering students for internships and career positions are
- Bonneville Power Administration.