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Electrical Engineering at St. Mary’s

Electrical Engineering students work in lab.

Electrical engineers apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism to both large and small scale systems to process information and transmit electricity.

The Electrical Engineering program at St. Mary’s is designed to prepare students for responsible engineering positions in design, development, research, applications and operation in the fields of communications, control systems, digital signal processing, electromagnetics, digital and analog electronic circuits, and power systems.

Students gain extensive experience with the most advanced engineering tools including hardware and software.

Degree Plan and Courses

This program is available as a major:

Combined Degree Option

The Department of Engineering also offers a unique five-year combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. Undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior year and complete the master’s degree in the fifth year.

Electrical Engineering Courses

Courses include:

  • Electronics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Energy Conversion Lab
  • Microprocessors
  • Semiconductor Devices

See the catalog for a complete list of courses and descriptions:

Career Opportunities

Electrical engineering is a broad field that offers many possible career options. Many St. Mary’s Electrical Engineering graduates go on to graduate and doctoral programs in many different engineering fields.

Career and industry possibilities include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Communication engineer
  • Consultant
  • Control engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electromechanical engineer
  • Embedded system engineer
  • Instrumentation engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Semiconductor engineer
  • Wireless engineer


Our program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

SET Top Majors, Electrical Engineering

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