Electrical Engineering (EE)
EE is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity, electromagnetism, and electronics.
Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems — from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS).
The bachelor of science degree with a major in electrical engineering is designed to provide students with the mathematics, science, management, engineering and applications skills needed to work in various industries designing and producing electrical and electronic devices, systems and services. Electrical engineers also are involved in many large-scale multi-disciplinary projects in aerospace, automobiles, computer systems, construction, instrumentation, health services and other areas.
Texas State offers an electrical engineering program with three specializations:
- Networks and communication systems
- Micro and nano devices and systems
- Computer engineering
Each of these programs leads to a bachelor of science degree with a major in electrical engineering.
The Electrical Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunications(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
The Computer Engineering program is a separately-accredited concentration within the Electrical Engineering degree program.
Students declare a major in Electrical Engineering (EE) with a "concentration" in Computer Engineering (EE/CE). The EE/CE curriculum shares many components of the EE curriculum, but has some specific differences which pertain to the field of Computer Engineering.
400+ Electrical Engineering Majors
$107K Annual mean wage of Electrical Engineers in Texas
7% Employment growth from 2020 to 2030
Minimum required credit hours:
Micro and Nano Devices and Systems Concentration - 131
Networks and Communication Systems Concentration - 131
Computer Engineering Concentration - 130
As an electrical engineering graduate you will have a variety of job opportunities in fields such as:
- Cell phone/network design
- Electrical grid efficiency, maintenance & improvement
- Transistor/chip/circuit design
- Computer architecture
- Controls system design
- Solar cell design