ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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

CONCENTRATIONS

Although not required, MSU Electrical Engineering majors can add a concentration to align with a specific academic or career interest. Concentrations include:

Biomedical Engineering

Digital Systems & IoT

 Electromagnetics, Acoustics & Optics

Microelectronics

Radio Frequency & Wireless

Robotics & Automation

Smart Devices

TOP INDUSTRIES

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!

Automotive

Manufacturing

Aerospace

Defense

Utilities and Renewable Energy

Electronic & Computer Hardware

Number of EE graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020. 

COMMON JOB TITLES

Learn about some of the most common job titles among MSU Electrical Engineering graduates. Utilize Handshake to search for the specific job titles that interest you the most and see the specific skills and experiences employers are looking for so that you can start developing them now!

Electrical Engineer

Application Engineer

Systems Engineer

Product Engineer

Hardware Engineer

Software Engineer

Control Engineer

Number of EE graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center

TOP EMPLOYERS

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General Motors

Consumers Energy

GE

General Dynamics Information Technology

Lockheed Martin

Stellantis

Texas InstrumentsRaytheon Technologies

Williams International

Bosch

Number of EE graduates placed for the top full time employers from 2018-2020. Descriptions via LinkedIn and Handshake

DESTINATION DATA

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.   

94.6%
Placement Rate
(Employment/Education)

$77,095
Average Starting
Salary

$18.81/hr
Intern Average
Hourly Wage 

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

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

STARX

VEX Robotics

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

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ADVISING APPOINTMENT

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