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Electrical Engineering

This is one of Michigan's high-demand, top careers


SVSU’s four-year nationally accredited Electrical Engineering (EE) program has a hard-earned reputation for sending qualified, driven and well-prepared graduates into the job market or on to top-tier graduate schools. Immersed in a rigorous curriculum, students build a strong foundation in related sciences, encountering areas such as digital controls, power systems, electronics and robotics. Students also gain communication and leadership skills, including cultural, social and international awareness. In addition to laboratory work and other hands-on projects, students complete a capstone project encompassing all aspects of their electrical engineering knowledge and practical experience. If you like solving problems, improving existing things and developing new ones, the SVSU Electrical Engineering program may be for you.

Cardinal Points

  • Students engage in research projects with faculty and have published peer-reviewed articles at conferences and in journals.

  • The program's curriculum is noted for its hands-on lab and design experiences, which culminates into a major design experience.


  • Students participate in community outreach projects such as SVSU Go Baby Go and compete in national and international challenges such as NASA Robotic Mining and Trinity Firefighting Robot Competitions.


  • The Electrical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunications and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

The Electrical Engineering core curriculum provides you with a foundation in electronic circuits (analog and digital), electrical machines, electromagnetic fields, microprocessors, control systems (analog and digital), computers, power, digital signal processing, communications and mechanical engineering. You will hone in on your EE focus by selecting up to four senior-level technical elective courses. The EE curriculum is noted for the hands-on lab and design experiences that are integrated throughout the curriculum and culminates in a major design experience. Students will complete a capstone design project which incorporates all aspects of the design process, from project planning, feasibility studies and technical report writing to prototype construction and project documentation.

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Complementary Majors

Our Students After Graduation...


Consumers Energy
General Motors Company
Ford Motor Company
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Graduate Programs

Michigan Technological University
Michigan State University
University of Michigan

Career Opportunities

Systems Engineer
Product Engineer
Test Engineer
Integrated Circuit Design
Fabrication Engineer

  • 2% projected growth for the employment of electrical engineers through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $97,970 is the median yearly pay for an electrical engineer in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Electrical Engineering program, career doors are open to a multitude of fields including work in analysis, design, manufacturing, testing, and research and development in companies like General Motors, The Dow Chemical Company and Wineman Technology. 


Cardinal Successes

The stories below offer insight into how our students have turned their SVSU education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Go Baby Go Project

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Sarah Albanawi Electrical Engineering Student

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