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 2015 was $97,340. The lowest 10 percent of electrical engineers earned $59,240, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $146,820. 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 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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

The IEEE has named Wright State professor of electrical engineering Brian Rigling as a Fellow for his contributions to synthetic aperture radar imaging.
Matthew Scherreik, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, won the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper award for the third year in a row.

Department News

Helping students succeed

Wright State graduate Doug Rasor and his wife, Barbara, create scholarship fund for engineering and computer science students
Doug Rasor and his wife, Barbara, hope their newly created scholarship will impact the lives of students, just as theirs was by a scholarship Doug received as a student at Wright State.

Wright State grad, Wright-Patt engineer/guitarist makes a joyful noise in business

Excerpt A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base electrical engineer has stepped into the competitive market of electric guitar effects pedals, helping guitarists shape their sound — and creating a new business along the way. Mike Trombley, 26, is a Troy resident …

Wright State’s Nasr Hassanien wins prestigious international award for radar research

Wright State research scientist Nasr Hassanien honored for his research into developing novel signaling schemes for embedding communication signals into radar emissions.

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