Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program
Every aspect of modern life is influenced by electrical engineers. They design and develop systems ranging from massive power grids and global communications networks to tiny integrated circuits inside computers and personal electronics.
- Co-op program provides paid, flexible, industry experience and is a great way to earn money while getting experience.
- Nationally recognized design teams, like the NASA Mining Robotics Team, to apply what you learn in the classroom while you make friends, travel, and build your resume.
- Many scholarships are available to significantly decrease the cost of going to school, from major specific scholarships to some you’re automatically considered for when you apply.
- Tutoring and academic support that the College provides at no additional cost to undergraduate students majoring in any field of engineering and engineering technology.
All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in electrical engineering are accepted into the College.
If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you.
Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.
Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.
Branches of electrical engineering include communications, controls, electromagnetics, electronics, and power systems. Important applications include power generation and distribution, sustainable energy systems, manufacturing automation, aerospace systems, robotics, sensors and instrumentation, imaging systems, and many others.
Recent UA grads with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering make an median starting salary of $65,000. We have placed graduates at FirstEnergy, GPD Group, Great Lakes Brewery, and PTA Engineering, to name a few.
“The University of Akron is an amazing engineering school, people from all over the world come here! I got connected to career opportunities through the co-op and placement program. I knew if I went here, I would be able to start working right away and make money doing something really cool with my degree.”
—Alex McGinnis, Majoring in Electrical Engineering
Curriculum & Courses
The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.