Electrical Engineering

Minor in Electrical Engineering

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Why choose a minor in electrical engineering?

A Minor in Electrical Engineering (EE) is a great way to diversify your academic background for students with STEM majors. Additional skills acquired with an Electrical Engineering minor will provide you with all the essential tools needed to be a leader in technology and scientific discovery.

Careers

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).

Academics and Curriculum

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers undergraduate minors in five focus areas:

  • VLSI and Computer engineering concentrates on the design and development of computer hardware and very large-scale integrated microchip systems.
    • EE 2000, EE 4540/L, EE 4620/L, and one of EE 4000, EE 4100, or CEG 3310
  • Microwave engineering concentrates on the design and development of microwave devices, transmission lines and antennas.
    • EE 3450, EE 4420/L, EE 4460/L, and EE 4470/L
  • Signal Processing and Wireless engineering concentrates on signal processing, sensor and MEMS technology, radar systems, and the design and development of wireless communication devices and systems.
    • EE 3210, EE 3260, EE 4000, EE 4210/L, and EE 4360
  • Control Systems engineering concentrates on design and development of control and robotic systems.
    • EE 4130/L, EE 4170/L, and two of EE 4120/L, EE 4190/L, and EE 4560/L
  • Electronics engineering concentrates on electronic devices and power electronic systems.
    • EE 3210, EE 3310/L, EE 4100/L, and EE 4440/L required.

The minor programs are only open to students that are not majoring in Electrical Engineering.

View full list of Electrical Engineering courses with descriptions.

Requirements for a Minor in Electrical Engineering (PDF)

 

 


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