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Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

Every time you turn the light on at home, browse the internet, reach out to a friend via cellular phone, use your iPAD, find your way via GPS, or heat your food in a microwave oven, you are experiencing the creative work and designs achieved by electrical engineers.

Electric engineers lead the nation in the vital areas such as sustainable energy, green energy, eco-friendly alternative energy vehicles, and nanotechnology to produce smaller and faster components, resulting in computers that consume less energy.  Electrical Engineering focuses on designing, testing, and manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment, such as high definition television, embedded computer systems, solar power generators, microprocessor chips, robots and intelligent systems.  Electrical engineers design devices that monitor patient vital signs, design industrial robot control, deliver electricity to our homes and workplace, advanced technology on satellite antennas, and work with fiber optics for the telecommunication industry providing wireless and secure connectivity.

UNH offers a broad, career-oriented degree in the exciting and dynamic field of electrical engineering.  Graduates of the program gain the necessary foundation to practice in the field of electrical engineering or advance their education into postgraduate degrees.

Career Opportunities in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is a discipline that employs the largest number of engineers.  Graduates of our program receive starting offers averaging $60,000 per year.  Graduates of the program in electrical engineering have secured full-time positions with a wide variety of companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Pitney Bowes, Sikorsky Aircraft, PerkinElmer, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Electric Boat, United Illuminating, Trans Data, IBM, AT&T, and the US Department of Justice.  This performance is achieved through continuous improvement of course content to insure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate facilities, promoting the integration of advanced technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of faculty.

Educational & Internship Opportunities

Electrical engineering students at UNH have the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering in five years through the “seamless master’s program.” They also have the opportunity to double major in computer engineering without prolonging their stay.  Some of our graduates have continued their studies in graduate programs at other prestigious institutions, including Yale, Clarkson, MIT, Ohio State University, Polytechnic University, and many other fine institutions

The program requires 300 hours of internship, an opportunity to gain career-related experience prior to graduation, often leading to full-time employment from the host company, upon graduation.

The Bachelor of Science program in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,