Electrical Engineering Department
Electrical engineering includes power systems, control systems, microelectronics and nanoelectronics, microprocessors and computer networks, Internet of Things, remote sensing, signal processing, neural networks, medical devices, optics and other emerging technologies.
We are working to develop the latest innovations in unmanned vehicle systems, sensor systems, photonics, power grids and healthcare. With access to world-class facilities like the Shimadzu Nanotechnology Research Center, our students and faculty work closely on cutting-edge technology that is changing how we responsibly and efficiently power the world around us, and how we monitor our health and well-being. We prepare our students to apply fundamental concepts in the applications of new technologies and to contribute to the growth of these technologies.
Because of the broad nature of the field, electrical engineers are involved in a wide range of engineering design projects and they must be able to employ knowledge from other disciplines in electrical engineering designs. They must also be prepared to support engineers in other disciplines.
Graduates of the department work at many companies in the region, including Lockheed Martin, Oncor, Raytheon, American Airlines, Atmos Energy, and Baird, Hamilton and Brown.
U.S. News and World Report Graduate Ranking: 85
Electrical Power Systems, Microgrids, Power Conversion and Control, and Energy Storage
Sensors and Robotics and Teaming Robots
Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Quantum Optics, Nanophotonics and Optical Amplification
Implantable Sensors and Systems and Nano-Biosensors
Opportunistic Sensing and Radar and Wireless Sensor Networks
Human Performance, Multimedia and Signal Processing
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)
Projected growth through 2026: 7%