Electrical Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

Electrical Engineering is a broad field that includes 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.

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.

Degree and 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

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

Low: $64,480
Median: $99,070
High: $162,200
Projected growth through 2028: 7%

Why Electrical Engineering at UTA

Electrical engineering is perhaps the most versatile engineering career path. As an electrical engineer, you will solve pressing, socially relevant problems through software development, theory, nanofabrication and systems design. We will help you prepare for career opportunities in wide-ranging areas such as 5G-and-beyond communication links, Internet of Things, machine learning to support autonomous vehicles, cyber-physical systems for energy security, power distribution and energy storage or medical delivery, and new diagnostic tools.

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.

What’s Next?

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
  • ABB
  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • Alcatel
  • Alcon
  • American Airlines
  • Analog Devices
  • Apple Computer
  • Atmos Energy
  • AT&T
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Cadence
  • China Unicom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Con Edison
  • Corning
  • Cummins Engines
  • Dell Computer
  • Delphi
  • Elbit Systems
  • Ericsson
  • Fedex
  • Global Foundries
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Infinera
  • Intel
  • L3 Communications
  • Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab
  • Linear Technology
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Luminant
  • Lumentum
  • Mathworks
  • Microchip
  • Microsoft
  • MISO
  • Motorola
  • Mouser Electronics
  • NASA
  • National Instruments
  • Nokia
  • OFS
  • On Semiconductor
  • Oncor
  • Photodigm
  • Raytheon
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • Qualcomm
  • Schweitzer Engineering
  • SpaceX
  • ST Micro
  • Synopsys
  • TE Subcom
  • Texas Instruments
  • Xilinx
  • UPS
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Ofc.
  • VLSI
  • ...and many more!


The program in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Enrollment and graduation data for the ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering can be found.

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.

Degree Requirements

Electrical Engineering Major

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Dual Credit

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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