The important work of electrical engineers is everywhere around you. Any object or system that uses or generates electricity required the design, development, and testing talents of electrical engineers to move from concept to reality.
Because the discipline is so broad, electrical engineers typically specialize in an area such as microelectronics, computing, communications, signal processing, control systems, or robotics. From there you can further tailor your electrical engineering career to your unique interests and talents by focusing on design, manufacturing, technical sales, research, or a similar professional specialty.
Why Penn State Behrend?
The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend offers you the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art facilities, conduct research with award-winning faculty, and be recruited by companies around the world.
Using foundational course work and hands-on laboratory experiences, the B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree program teaches you to become a problem-solver who is well versed in the design, analysis, and operation of electrical systems.
In your senior year, you’ll work with a small team and faculty mentor to complete a capstone design project. Most projects are sponsored by industry partners, giving you the opportunity to work on a real-world industry project, gain meaningful professional experience, and demonstrate relevant skills to potential employers.
You also can join student chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which help students to develop academically and professionally by attending seminars and visiting technical sites.
The B.S. in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org. Also, the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend consistently places in the Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs
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