What is Electrical Engineering?

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

Electrical 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 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.

University of New Haven 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. Program allows flexibility for minors in related areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering to name the few.

Internship Opportunities

The program requires a minimum of 300 hours of internship, an opportunity to gain career-related experience prior to graduation, often leading to full-time employment.

According to Career Opportunity News  “…employers rate having had an internship to be more important than grade point average, leadership qualities, or technical skills”. Anywhere from 50-70% of employers hire their interns for permanent positions.  Former interns receive permanent position offers about 10% more of the time than students who have not completed an internship.

We have a strong internship program with placements in one of the many industry partners in the area.  We’re proud to say these firms show a great preference for UNH engineering interns. The internship program allows our students to:

  • Perform engineering or related duties that are relevant to electrical and computer engineering in a related industry
    • Gain priceless professional experience for your resume
    • Develop a professional network that can help you throughout your career 
  • Have the chance to explore various opportunities before you make a long-term commitment to a firm

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

    • Career Opportunities

      Electrical engineering is one of the largest profession among engineering disciplines. Graduates of our program receive starting offers averaging $60,000 per year.  EE graduates have secured full-time positions with a wide variety of companies, including Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky, EverSource, UI, Raytheon, The Boeing Company, Texas Instruments, Electric Boat, United Illuminating, Beklcan Engineering, Kitchen Brain, CASMED, Timex Group, 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.

Prospective Students

This experience enriches your classroom experience and prepares you to work effectively with people from different cultures in our increasingly boundary-less world. The University of New Haven draws students from many backgrounds. As a student, you will be given the opportunity to interact with people from different areas of the United States and the world.

What is so unique about Electrical Engineering at the University of New Haven?

Our program has the right balance between the current technology and basic principles, allowing our graduates to land jobs and to survive the changes that occur in life long careers. Our students develop good analytical skills and a mastery of mathematics. Our graduates are curious, creative, industrious and good problem solvers. We offer small classes taught by a dedicated, professional and accessible faculty. In addition to our seven full-time faculty we have several adjunct faculty who work in local industry and teach on a part-time basis--bringing the practical aspects of engineering into the classroom. All full-time faculty have Ph.D.'s with specializations that span the most important areas in electrical engineering:

Communications and Signal Processing

Includes fundamental communication methods, digital communications, fiber optic communication systems, signal processing and stochastic systems.

Digital Systems and Computer Engineering

Includes logic design, design of computer systems, computer architecture and embedded microprocessor systems.

Control Systems

Includes systems with feedback and fuzzy control; examples are helicopter control systems and control of anti-skid braking.

Power Systems

Includes study of electric machines, electromechanical devices, generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power.