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Electrical Engineering (B.S. in Engineering)

Electrical engineering students have powerful imaginations and strong abstract thinking abilities. They are curious about forces that significantly affect the universe. Is this you? Do you dream about renewable energy solutions or electric vehicles? Perhaps robotics or power grids interest you. Find out how WMU can support your pursuits and help you thrive in your chosen field or industry.

Are you ready to earn a degree in electrical engineering?

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  • 97% of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates participated in experience-driven learning

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  • $70K - $80K median starting salary for College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates

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  • 95% of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates are working or continuing their education

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What will I do in the electrical engineering program?

Electrical engineers develop, design, analyze, support, maintain, operate, and apply electrical and electronic system components that sense, connect, control, and power our world. 

Students study control systems; circuits; communications; digital logic; digital signal processing; electric power systems and power electronics; electromagnetics; energy conversion; smart sensors and instrumentation; microcomputers; semiconductor materials and devices; and often minor in math. 

WMU's student branch of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) features guest speakers, technical films, industry trips and social gatherings.

Are there scholarships for electrical engineering students?

Electrical engineering students may apply for scholarships beginning their first year. If you have questions about available scholarships or the application process, schedule an appointment with the advising office by calling (269) (269) 276-3270 or scheduling online below.


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Student organizations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

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Career readiness

Western electrical engineering students readily find internships and full-time employment throughout the world—in fact 9 out 10 are employed quickly, working in their fields in jobs they like.

Electrical engineers work in a variety of industries taking on important roles in the following areas:

  • Electronics, including the design of integrated circuits or their applications in medicine, science or industry
  • Control systems, such as those used in aircraft, missiles, spacecraft or robots
  • Instrumentation, including remote measurements from satellites or spacecraft
  • Power systems for generating and distributing electrical energy
  • Communications systems, including telephone, radio and television

When you finish your degree, you will have the ability to

  • identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Meet more Bronco Engineers


  • I am so glad I picked WMU – mostly for the incredible number of experiences available that provide hands-on opportunities around every corner in labs, student organizations, research opportunities, internships and co-ops, and in unexpected places such as dorm life.

    Jillian Bright, Electrical Engineering Student

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Call or email our manager of recruiting at (269) 276-3270 | Email Scot Conant

Connect with our electrical engineering academic advisor by scheduling a virtual or in-person appointment.

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