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 2021 was $107,890. The lowest 10 percent of electrical engineers earned $62,360, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $162,930. The employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow by 1.6 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 receives federal grant to launch National Pathway to Success cybersecurity training program

Wright State is collaborating with four-year universities and community colleges from around the country to launch a new cybersecurity training program.

Wright State University Foundation welcomes new trustees

Linda Black-Kurek ’78 will serve as the foundation's board chair
The Wright State University Foundation has appointed six new trustees to its board, effective July 1, 2023.

Wright State, Central State collaborating to host Intel Summer Internship Program for underrepresented populations

The program is part of a collaboration between Wright State and Central State to help build a semiconductor educational program and microelectronics lab and provide experiential learning opportunities for students.

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