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​Electrical Engineering

Become part of an exceptionally collaborative group of students who combine knowledge, problem solving ability, leadership, and communication skills to set a new industry standard.

Interdisciplinary learning will help you tackle diverse challenges in cybersecurity, robotic controls, treatment of disease, optical and satellite communications, and microelectronics for computers.

Portrait of Matt Gelinas

I came in as an Electrical Engineering major and later added on a minor in Computer Science. As an engineer, I want to be able to solve problems from multiple angles, so it was great to be able to add a secondary interest on to my undergraduate experience.

—Matthew Gelinas ’21, Electrical Engineering major

About the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Future engineers and computer scientists learn to create new knowledge and technologies through ten undergraduate majors. Students have access to nationally regarded research centers, state-of-the-art lab spaces, and challenging internships.


Sample courses for electrical engineering majors include:

  • Fundamentals of linear systems
  • Wireless communications
  • Controls and digital signal processing lab
  • Electromagnetics
  • Power Engineering
  • System and signal analysis
  • FPGA and microcontroller design
  • Electronics

View official major requirements.

Practical Experience

  • The electrical engineering program combines a traditional electrical engineering curriculum with a fundamental computing core preparing students for our rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
  • The electrical engineering major offers the flexibility to combine up to three minors from any of Syracuse’s schools and colleges.
  • Choose your technical electives to prepare you for the career you envision.
  • Electrical engineers obtain paid internships across the country with the help of their dedicated career advisor. These internships provide valuable real-world experience in areas of interest and importance for the students.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at on- and off-campus institutes and labs.
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science has an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), as well as 20 co-curricular organizations like Engineers without Borders and WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering).
  • During your senior year, you will complete a major design project that incorporates all the skills you've acquired throughout your college experience: mathematics, sciences, humanities, and social sciences, engineering, and communications. These projects can lead to patents and job offers.
  • The five-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. The college of engineering and computer science also provides a five-year program to earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in electrical engineering.
  • Syracuse University's B.S. in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the State of New York Department of Education.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad , with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. 

Electrical engineering majors most often go abroad to the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center and to our World Partner program at the University of South Wales. Summer programs of interest may include Engineering Research Projects in Strasbourg.

Life After Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in electrical engineering, you can explore careers in:

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Alternative energy and power systems
  • Signal processing
  • Radar engineering
  • Communications systems
  • Medical imaging
  • R.F. hardware design
  • Electronics engineering
  • Robotics
  • Controls

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as electromagnetics, wireless communications, signal processing, computer engineering, cybersecurity, nanotechnology, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

In the College of Engineering and Computer Science, students are provided a team of advisors to support and mentor them throughout their entire undergraduate career. Career advisors counsel and train students to develop and assess their career skills, ensure job readiness, help them secure internships and jobs, and serve as a liaison to faculty and employers on students’ behalf.