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

Thanks to the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship-for-Service, Thomas Beard is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and working at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Marian Kazimierczuk, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, continues to advise doctoral students and teach, despite retiring last year.

Department News

Wright State joins semiconductor and microelectronic network for enabling cutting-edge research and technology development

Wright State is prepared to address the research and educational needs of the semiconductor and microelectronic industries and help students prepare for new career opportunities with those industries.

Michael Raymer appointed interim dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science

Michael L. Raymer has served as the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering since 2021.

Smart action plan

Scholarship gives electrical engineering Ph.D. student Thomas Beard research position at AFRL
Thanks to the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship-for-Service, Thomas Beard is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and working at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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