​Electrical Engineering

​​​​​​College of Engineering and Computer Science

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.

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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.

Learn more about the electrical engineering program.


Sample courses for electrical engineering majors include:

  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Digital Circuits and Systems
  • Electromagnetics I
  • Introduction to Power Engineering
  • Digital Sign Processing
  • Advanced Workshop in Technical Communications: Design Methodology

View official major requirements.

Practical Experience

  • 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 complete one of three tracks offered for electrical engineering majors: communications, electromagnetics, or power.
  • The Engineering and Computer Science Cooperative Education program (co-op) empowers you to pursue experiential learning opportunities through professional, paid work experience in your field and still graduate in four years.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at on- and off-campus institutes and labs, including the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering (CESE) – 22,000 square feet of newly constructed core laboratories and individual faculty laboratories.
  • 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).
  • Syracuse University’s B.S. in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • 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.

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 such as:

  • Research engineer
  • Applications and systems engineer
  • Customer support engineer
  • Research and development manager
  • Digital designer
  • Concept development director
  • Electrical component manufacturing
  • Project engineer

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