Electrical engineers work with all manners of electronic devices and can have a career in almost any industry. They design, develop and test electrical equipment and their tasks can range from designing and building medical equipment to working for the military or department of defense. Some of the areas of interest that an electrical engineer can work in are: integrated circuits and solid state devices, robotics, power systems, communications systems and computers.
- Careers in Electrical Engineering A degree in electrical engineering gives you the opportunity to work in many of the following industries: scientific research and development firms, electrical component manufacturing companies, power generation, distribution and transmission, manufacturers of navigation controls, medical equipment and measurement devices, and architectural firms. The electrical engineers can choose from many positions depending on his/her interest: research engineer, design engineer, project engineer, test engineer, system engineer, and application engineer.
- Degree Program
In order to earn the bachelor of science in electrical engineering, students must adhere to the University's graduation requirements for bachelor degrees, completing a minimum of 120 units of academic work and a minimum of 32 units of Cooperative Education. All electrical engineering students must complete a team-oriented multidsciplinary Senior Design Project, which provides an opportunity to apply engineering fundamentals and design methods to the solution of a real problem. The electrical engineering degree encompasses a wide range of topics including: computers, communication systems, automatic control systems, digital systems, electronics, energy conversion, signal analysis, neural networks, fuzzy logic and intergrated circuits. Working with their faculty advisors, students can personalize their study plans to meet particular interests and to gain depth.
Pacific's electrical engineering laboratories are continually being updated and inlcude all the standard electrical engineering test and measurement equipment. Each laboratory has computers to provide ready access to computer simulation software in support of course work. Students have easy access to all laboratory equipment and can conduct approved independent research.
Graduates of this program have the knowledge essential for entry into this dynamic field of engineering or to continue their education through graduate studies. The School of Engineering & Computer Science offers a Masters of Science in Engineering Science with a concentration in Electrical Engineering. Through our Blended Program a student can begin graduate course work during his/her senior year at Pacific and complete both a B.S. and M.S. degree in a total of five years!