WHAT IS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING?
Electrical Engineering focuses on creating, designing, and managing electricity in many forms to help power the world. Electrical Engineering applies the physics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism, and electronics to both large and small scale systems to process information and transmit energy.
Electrical Engineers work with devices, circuits, power, continuous time signals (analog) and discrete time signals (digital), controls, electronics, digital and analog electronics, electromagnetism, microprocessors, digital design, radio frequency - wireless communications, and satellite communications.
WHAT DOES AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER DO?
Electrical Engineers work in a wide variety of industries. Popular sub disciplines include electronic engineering, microelectronics engineering, signal processing engineering, power engineering, control engineering, telecommunications engineering, instrumentation engineering, and computer engineering. Common tasks include:
Inventing, designing and building hardware and computer devices (some too small to see)
Using CAD systems for creation of schematics and to lay out circuits
Using computers to simulate how electrical devices and systems will function
Controlling algorithms, sensors, and AI processors
Designing, building, improving, and testing printed circuits, microprocessors, and other small components
Analyzing and altering digital signals to make them more accurate and reliable
Designing and developing equipment and systems for efficient and safe manufacturing operations
Constructing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment
Although not required, MSU Electrical Engineering majors can add a concentration to align with a specific academic or career interest. Concentrations include:
Digital Systems & IoT
Electromagnetics, Acoustics & Optics
Radio Frequency & Wireless
Robotics & Automation
Explore the most common industries associated with MSU Electrical Engineering graduates. Determine which industries fit you best in order to guide your search for job titles and companies you may want to work for!
Utilities and Renewable Energy
Electronic & Computer Hardware
Number of EE graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020.
COMMON JOB TITLES
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Number of EE graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center
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General Dynamics Information Technology
Texas InstrumentsRaytheon Technologies
Learn about the specific data associated with Electrical Engineering graduates so that you can better understand the average compensation and placement rates within the major.
Connect with other engineering students by joining a student organization! Some of the organizations related to the EE major include:
Amateur Radio Club
Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers
FIRST Alumni and Mentoring Network
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers