BS in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Major

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Students graduate from the electrical engineering major ready to deliver solutions in the many available options for continued study or professional practice in the field. Electrical engineers design smaller, faster, and more reliable computers and digital systems, build computer networks, embed microprocessors in larger physical systems such as cars or planes, and 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 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 are offered a balance of technical breadth and depth that enables you to emerge with the vision to identify 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 electrical equipment such as optical semiconductor devices, and analog and digital electronic 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 and optimization, power conversion and conservation for the power industry.
  • Telecommunications and Digital Signal Processing: Focus on the growing and changing field of the transmission and processing of information-bearing signals like voice, audio, data, images and video. These skills can be applied to careers in digital communications systems, speech recognition, fiber-optic networks, wireless communications and many others.


Many students combine a minor within the College of Engineering. Students can minor in an any area, not just engineering. Popular minors include business, mathematics and languages.

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

Sarah Scanlin

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

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Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystalizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about your options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and your 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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