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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: 83

Research Areas

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

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)

Low: $59,720

Median: $94,210

High: $149,040

Projected growth through 2026: 7%

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