Electrical Engineering

A degree in electrical engineering opens new opportunities in the field of cutting-edge electrical and electronics solutions.

Career Expectations

The main duties of an electrical or electronics engineer include working with multimedia, telecommunications, electric power, signal processing, and control systems. All of these skills produce automated cars, robots, aviation electrical systems, new forms of wireless communication, and other not-yet imagined products and software. There's no limit to how electrical engineers can improve and invent ways to help make life easier and safer!

Job Outlook

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage of electrical engineers in May 2020 was $105,990 The lowest 10 percent of electrical engineers earned $64,870, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $159,520. Employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 4.5 percent. Job growth is expected because of electrical and electronics engineers’ versatility in developing and applying emerging technologies.

Becoming a Leader in the Field

Our department teaches students the latest in robotics, electrical currents, radar, microwave technology, wireless communications, and more. Walk in the footsteps of Nikola Tesla and Charles F. Kettering by developing new solutions to engineering challenges. Look at our Research to learn more about our faculty's work.

Degrees and Programs

View a full list of Electrical Engineering courses with descriptions.

Success Stories

For electrical engineering major and resident assistant Emma Porter, Wright State feels like home.
Graduate electrical engineering student Javonne Baker worked on radar-related projects during a summer research program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Department News

Wright State staff and faculty honored for excellence

Wright State University has recognized select staff and faculty members for their vital contributions to the university with Awards for Excellence.

2021–2022 Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research

Zhiqiang Wu
Zhiqiang Wu, professor of electrical engineering, is considered a model for research excellence at Wright State.

A great environment

For electrical engineering major and resident assistant Emma Porter, Wright State feels like home.

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