Dedicated faculty and staff encourage the development of technology to serve humanity and express that mission throughout our electrical engineering undergraduate bachelor's degree program. An extensive community of undergraduate students, graduate students, full-time faculty members and more than 5,800 alumni makes the electrical engineering program a great choice.

As an electrical engineering major, you will have the opportunity to select from programs in electrical engineering, computer engineering and software engineering, as well as various minor programs. Our team-based, collaborative approach encourages you to apply knowledge and skills to solve practical, real-world problems. Teamwork and leadership skills, creative problem-solving, research and analysis and evidence-based problem-solving, combined with your education, provide a strong foundation for a successful career.

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Electrical Engineering Careers

Clarkson University Class of 2020 100 percent placement rating

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has consistently ranked electrical engineer near the top of its job list for many years. There are strong demands for electrical engineers in all sectors of the economy, from social media and entertainment, through energy, automotive and aviation, to telecommunication and defense. Almost all organizations require some form of electrical engineering to support their business.

According to PayScale, the average electrical engineer salary is nearly $75,000. Our electrical engineering majors have gone on to work at companies such as:

  • BAE Systems
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • EPIC Systems
  • Eversource Energy
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • GlobalFoundries
  • IBM
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Grid
  • POWER Engineers
  • Pro Unlimited
  • Schneider Electric.

Electrical engineering majors have also gone on to pursue graduate degrees at institutions like the Catholic University of America, University of Michigan, and University of Rochester. Clarkson also offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  

Electrical engineering student Lexington Stoyell talks about the myriad opportunities she's had available to her at Clarkson, from professional experiences to study abroad opportunities and more. 

Electrical Engineering Curriculum & Academic Options

Major in Electrical Engineering

At Clarkson, the classroom is just the beginning of your experience. You may choose to get involved in research, study abroad or decide to take on extracurricular project work or get involved in professional-development activities. Electrical engineering majors take courses such as :

  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Microelectronics
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Software Design for Visual Environments
  • Intro to Biometrics
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • High-Voltage Techniques and Measurements
  • Alternate Energy Systems

Electrical Engineering Major Curriculum

Relevant Minors & Concentrations

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also offers a minor in electrical engineering for all Clarkson students. Students majoring in electrical engineering have several relevant minors and concentrations to choose from, including a minor in Robotics and a concentration in Power Engineering. 

Robotics Minor

Biomedical Engineering Minor

Power Engineering Concentration

All Clarkson Minors, Concentrations and Tracks

Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

Our electrical and computer engineering professors are also active researchers. Rich research opportunities are available for electrical engineering majors from projects sponsored by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and private companies.

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

There are a plenty of internship and co-op opportunities from companies, government offices and other organizations available for our electrical engineering majors. Clarkson's Fall and Spring Career Fairs, which bring in nearly 200 companies each, are very effective in helping our students secure such opportunities, often leading to full-time job offers before graduation.

Electrical Engineering Student Clubs

Clarkson electrical engineering students can get involved outside the classroom through over 200 clubs and organizations on campus, including several related to electrical engineering. These include:

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Autonomous Robotics Club
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Order of Omega 
  • Power and Energy Society
  • Robotics Living Learning Community
  • Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
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