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Electronics to Power Systems to Emerging Technologies
Electrical Engineering is a broad field that includes energy delivery, power systems, control systems, microelectronics and nanoelectronics, microprocessors and computer networks, telecommunications (wire, wireless, satellite and fiber-optic), remote sensing, signal processing, neural networks, medical devices, optics (electro-optics, optoelectronics and photonics) and other emerging technologies.
Why Electrical Engineering at UTA?
UTA's Electrical Engineering degree program prepares students for career opportunities in wide-ranging areas that are in demand in industry today. To ensure that you’re able to use skills learned in class, our curriculum builds upon itself: Students are required to complete sophomore design, junior design and senior design projects, with each year’s project adding on to the previous year’s, culminating in a College of Engineering showcase called Innovation Day, where they present the result of four years of work. This way, students continually apply their skills to real projects and ensure that they can demonstrate mastery before they enter the workforce.
What Do Electrical Engineers Do?
Electrical engineering is perhaps the most versatile engineering career path. Electrical engineers design, develop, and test most of the computer and electronic devices you use today, from smart phones to smart homes. They also design the devices that deliver power to homes and businesses, batteries that store excess energy from renewable energy sources and nanotechnologies that harvest energy. Automation technologies, such as robots that fulfill your online orders, are also designed by electrical engineers.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers must be prepared to apply fundamental concepts in the applications of new technologies and to contribute to the growth of these technologies. They must also have the skills to communicate their ideas and to manage projects within a schedule and budget. Because of the broad nature of the field, electrical engineers are involved in a wide range of engineering design projects and must be able to employ knowledge from other disciplines in electrical engineering designs. They must also be prepared to support engineers in other disciplines.
You may choose to pursue a graduate degree, and you might take a job in academia, teaching the next generation of students. If you enter the workforce, you'll join our alumni at top companies like:
- Abbott Labs
- ADVA Optical Networking
- American Airlines
- Analog Devices
- Apple Computer
- Atmos Energy
- Bell Helicopter
- China Unicom
- Cisco Systems
- Con Edison
- Cummins Engines
- Dell Computer
- Elbit Systems
- Global Foundries
- L3 Communications
- Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab
- Linear Technology
- Lockheed Martin
- Mouser Electronics
- National Instruments
- On Semiconductor
- Rohde & Schwarz
- Schweitzer Engineering
- ST Micro
- TE Subcom
- Texas Instruments
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Ofc.
- ...and many more!
The program in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (https://www.abet.org), under the General Criteria and the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria.
Requirements for Licensure or Certification
All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
Degrees & Certificates
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering
- Fast Track B.S. to M.S. in Electrical Engineering
- B.S. to Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
- Certificates in Embedded Systems and Unmanned Vehicle Systems
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)
Projected growth through 2031: 3%
Get a head start on your UTA electrical engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.
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