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Electrical Engineering

at WSU Pullman

Electrical engineering applies mathematical and physical principles to a wide variety of electrical, electronic, or computer-based devices and systems.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering has several areas of special emphasis, including:

  • Digital Computing
  • Energy and power systems
  • Microelectronics
  • Systems engineering (communications, controls, and signal processing)

What is electrical engineering?

Students, faculty, and alumni discuss what sets WSU’s electrical engineering program apart from the rest.


The Washington State University program in Electrical Engineering (WSU Pullman with WSU Everett and WSU at Olympic College, Bremerton) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


In addition to the Pullman campus, Electrical Engineering is also offered at:

Strengths of the Program

  • 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, 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, and protective power relay systems.


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, electromagnetics, systems and control, solid state electronics, communications and signal processing, and radio frequency engineering and wireless communications.

Some Northwest companies that frequently hire WSU electrical engineering students for internships and career positions are Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Battelle, Motorola, Tektronix, Intel, and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Admission, Requirements & Courses

Following admission to WSU, a student may be admitted to the Electrical Engineering major provided they meet the criteria outlined in the WSU Catalog. Once admitted to the major, a student will maintain good standing in their major by completing the required benchmarks as outlined in the catalog.

WSU Catalog: Admission criteria, major requirements, four-year plan, and courses.

We also offer a minor in Electrical Engineering.