Electrical Engineering

About the electrical engineering major

Electrical engineering deals with electricity—from the tiniest computer circuitry to large-scale electronics systems. They design, develop, and manufacture equipment that produces and distributes electricity, as well as equipment such as electric motors and machinery. They may also design and develop devices made up of electronic components. Work could be in consumer electronics and optics, power efficiency and storage, telecommunications devices, broadcasting systems, analog circuitry, or many other areas.

Skills and abilities this major develops: analysis and problem solving skills, math knowledge, teamwork, attention to detail, and communication skills (interpersonal, speaking and writing skills).

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Calculus 1, 2, and 3
  • Circuit analysis 1 and 2
  • Differential equations
  • Digital logic design
  • Feedback systems analysis and control
  • Multiprocessor systems and interfacing

Possible careers

  • Circuit design engineer
  • Control systems engineer
  • Digital circuit design engineer
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Electronics test engineer
  • Nanoelectronics research engineer

Where could I work?

  • Boeing Company
  • Cummins
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NSWC Crane
  • Raytheon Missile Systems

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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