B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering focuses on the foundations of circuit theory, electronics and electromagnetics. Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise complex electronic circuits. These circuits carry out specific tasks such as wireless communications, audio amplifiers, processors, bioinstrumentation, control systems, power electronics devices, renewable energy systems and smart power distribution.
Areas of specialization
Bioengineering focuses on challenges faced by the health care and life science communities. The area targets development of hardware and software for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of biomedical data, as well as mathematical and computational tools for the simulation and analysis of biological systems.
Electronics and communications
This area involves the technologies underlying electronic and communication devices used in daily life, and will prepare graduates to design and build hardware to make new products of the future possible.
Students specializing in power systems obtain the skills required to design power devices and systems, which range from power electronics in portable electronic devices to the generation, conversion, transmission and distribution of electrical energy in a safe, reliable, economical, clean and sustainable manner.
Make an Impact
Electrical engineers design electrical systems of automobiles, aircraft and many other complex systems, and improve the world by —
- connecting people across the globe through wireless communication.
- creating renewable energy systems to distribute safe, reliable, economical, clean and sustainable electrical energy.
- developing smart grid power systems for more efficient transmission of electricity.
- advancing health care through improved hardware and software for acquisition, analysis and presentation of biomedical data.
Electrical engineering graduates pursue careers as —
- electronics engineers
- project engineers
- power engineers
- controls engineers
- hardware engineers
- quality engineers
- applications engineers
- RF engineers
Electrical engineering students have many internships and co-ops available to them. Some opportunities are local, while many more are in the greater Midwest and throughout the U.S.
K-State electrical engineering alumni live in 49 states and 51 countries.
Career placement and salary data provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes K-State electrical engineering graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.