Washington State University Tri-Cities

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering at WSU Tri-Cities

Master the technologies of our modern world

Electrical Engineering is a diverse field of engineering study encompassing much of the underlying technology of our modern world. Electrical engineers lead the design of microelectronics, computers, communication networks, control systems and power generation and distribution. Aerospace and military systems include major subsystems conceived and designed by electrical engineers.

The lower division electrical engineering curriculum covers the fundamental aspects of the field, emphasizing the theory, principles and knowledge expected of all electrical engineers. The upper division curriculum includes elective courses in topics such as computer architecture, integrated circuit design and test, electronic devices and materials, and others.

The curriculum incorporates extensive hands-on experiences through laboratory work and design projects. All electrical engineering students participate in a senior design project with a team of students, usually spanning multiple engineering disciplines.

Why study Electrical Engineering at WSU Tri-Cities?

  • Small classes
  • Personalized instruction
  • Hands-on experience
  • Leadership, Internship and Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Electrical Controls Engineer, Test Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Broadcast Engineer, Circuits Engineer, Electrical and Instrument Maintenance Supervisor (E and I Maintenance Supervisor), Electrical Project Engineer

    Source: O*NET OnLine, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2071.00

Accreditation Information

WSU’s electrical engineering program is ABET accredited — the most prestigious accreditation awarded to a electrical engineering program. Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession.