Electrical Engineering (B.S. in Engineering)

Does identifying and solving practical problems spark your curiosity? In the electrical engineering major, your powerful imagination and abstract thinking will explore the forces that significantly affect the universe. You will learn to apply those skills to your interests. Perhaps renewable energy solutions, electric vehicles, robotics or power grids interest you.

Pride points

  • 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 can I do with an electrical engineering degree?

When you graduate, you will 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.

Recent WMU graduates are working as electrical engineers in a diverse range of industries:

  • aerospace
  • automotive components
  • communication systems
  • defense systems
  • electric power generation and distribution
  • electric vehicles
  • electronic device design
  • manufacturing
  • medical devices
  • research and development
  • semiconductor industry

Some of the companies they work for include the following:

  • Black & Veatch
  • Parker Hannifin
  • ARI
  • Gentex
  • Stryker
  • Thermal Tech Engineering


Are scholarships available?

Yes! A number of scholarships are available for students enrolled in the computer science program at Western. We encourage you to apply for all scholarships that match your interests, career goals and financial or academic needs.


Resources for students

When you earn your bachelor's degree at WMU, you'll have access to all the resources and activities you need.

Tessa Biondo

  • What excites me the most is the versatility of electrical engineering. I have so many options I can explore to find one that I click with.

    Tessa Biondo, electrical engineering student

What will I do in the electrical engineering program?

As an electrical engineering student, you learn to design, develop, test, operate and apply a wide range of electrical and electronic system components and concepts to real-world applications.

Your core courses will include the following:

  • Digital Logic
  • Intro to Microprocessors
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Network Analysis
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Linear Systems
  • Probabilistic Methods
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Technical Communication

Accelerated master's degree

Fast track your learning with an accelerated master's

As a Western student, you can access more learning and save time in our accelerated master’s program. Weave graduate courses (up to 12 credits) into your WMU undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, and earn both your B.S.E.. and M.S.E. in just five years.

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