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

Wright State graduate student Yara Hakim has been persistent in her pursuit of college credits, jobs and internships, leading to a position at Kettering Health.
The IEEE has named Wright State professor of electrical engineering Brian Rigling as a Fellow for his contributions to synthetic aperture radar imaging.

Department News

Fast acting

Biomedical engineering and electrical engineering student Yara Hakim discovers blueprint for career success
Wright State graduate student Yara Hakim has been persistent in her pursuit of college credits, jobs and internships, leading to a position at Kettering Health.

A passion for research

Shashaanka Ashili ’02 helps international graduate students in electrical engineering pursue their research dreams
During Wright Day to Give, alumnus Shashaanka Ashili will offer a matching gift challenge for donation to the Shashaanka Ashili International Grad Student Research Fund.

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement

Weisong Wang
Weisong Wang has played a key leadership role in the initiation and ongoing success of Lake Campus' Electrical Engineering Program.

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