BS in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Major

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Students graduate with an electrical engineering degree ready to design smaller, faster, and more reliable computers and digital systems, build computer networks, embed microprocessors in larger physical systems such as cars or planes or design large-scale software systems. These systems are used in just about everything that modern society needs using control systems, digital signal processing, cybersecurity, communications and power systems.

Electrical engineers have endless options for career direction and industry. They are experts in using the principles of energy, materials and mechanics to design, manufacture and control machines and devices of all types. As a student, you will gain balance of technical breadth and depth to apply creatiivity and critical thinking to identifying a need, perform analysis and deliver a solution.

Drexel Engineering combines immersive, design-oriented coursework taught by world-recognized faculty experts with co-op, your capstone senior design experience and research opportunities to have you ready to start a career making an immediate impact.

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Concentrations in Electrical Engineering

Electives allow you to follow your interests by taking three or more classes in a specialization. The concentrations within electrical engineering include:

  • Electronics: Design, develop and oversee the manufacture of electronics and communications equipment such as optical semiconductor devices, and analog and digital circuits. Learn about the generation, transmission and reception of information both in optical and microwave frequency ranges and guided or free-space conditions.
  • Power and Systems Control: Specialize in the classic core of electrical engineering — controls engineering and electric power engineering. Learn to use the synergies between these areas through modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems for planning, optimization, power conversion and conservation.
  • Telecommunications and Digital Signal Processing: Focus on the transmission and processing of information-bearing signals like voice, audio, data, images and video for careers using digital communications systems, speech recognition, fiber-optic networks, wireless communications and many others.

Hometown: Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania<br>
Major: Electrical Engineering<br>
Class Year: 2023

Sarah Scanlin

Hometown: Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania
Major: Electrical Engineering
Class Year: 2023

Sarah’s Story

Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystallizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about the options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and become more confident about the focus within your chosen discipline. The context you gain provides you with the ability to start your career ready to make a difference.

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Curriculum and Requirements

Electrical engineering students are required to successfully complete 181.5 credits for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The required courses are a combination of engineering and elective courses that empower students to pursue their interests in the field.

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Many students combine a minor within the College of Engineering or select a minor in an any area across the University. Popular minors include business, mathematics computer science and languages.


Career/Job Outlook 

Careers in electrical engineering provides many opportunities, with job titles such as electrical and electronics engineer, broadcast engineer, controls engineer, project manager, systems engineer, hardware engineer, computer network architect and many others. Electrical engineers are in high demand, with a median salary of $108,170, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other Drexel outcomes one-year after graduation include:

  • 98% of electrical engineering majors employed one-year after graduation
  • $84,213 average salary for Drexel electrical engineer one-year after graduation
  • 60% received job offers from co-op employer

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