The electrical engineering major emphasizes the fundamentals of electrical engineering, hands-on learning, and flexibility in course selection to satisfy diverse career goals. Students can choose courses from various application areas, including machine learning and data analytics; electronics and chip design; embedded and cyber-physical systems; telecommunications; digital signal processing; control, robotics, and automation; and energy and power systems.
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Electrical engineers are employed in corporations, government agencies, and other organizations. In their work, these engineers are developers of electrical equipment for digital communications (such as satellite communication, fiber-optic networks, and coding and cryptography), mobile radio, radar and surveillance, process control, robotics, speech processing, aerospace circuitry, power generation and distribution, computer hardware and software, computer networks, sensor technology, counter-crime measures, electronic compatibility, consumer electronics, and related fields. Some positions held by recent graduates include: radar system R&D engineer, Johns Hopkins University physics labs; weather radar development team member, Lockheed-Martin; universal computer interface developer, Unisys; computer system manager, General Electric; biomedical engineer, Albert Einstein Hospital; power system engineer, PECO Energy; X-Y Table control design team, Kulicke and Soffa; software specialist for air traffic control, FAA; designer of lightning- resistant motors, NASA; designer of speech-recognition modules, AT&T Bell Labs. A degree in electrical engineering can also serve as an excellent foundation to pursue graduate professional careers in medicine, law, business, and government. Graduates are also pursuing advanced studies in electrical and computer engineering, aerospace engineering, and mechanical engineering at such schools as MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Maryland.
Research in the Computer Engineering area focuses on the study of the design of computers and digital systems, use of microprocessors embedded in a larger system (e.g. anti-lock brake systems), theoretical issues in computing, object-oriented programming languages, design of large-scale software systems, and computer networks. Application areas include computers in control systems, digital signal processing, telecommunications, and power systems, and very large scale integration (VLSI) systems design.
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