Everywhere we turn we’re surrounded with technology powered by electricity. Even now, you’re probably reading this text off of a device that has electric energy coursing through it. If you enjoy working with a wide array of electronics and are interested in learning how to research, design, test and make them, then you may want to study electrical engineering.
UTSA’s Electrical Engineering Program
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, UTSA’s Electrical Engineering degree develops a strong foundation in the engineering sciences. You’ll acquire the analysis, design and synthesis tools needed to work effectively with many traditional and emerging technologies. In this program, you’ll choose between concentrations like Communications, Computer Engineering, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Electronic Materials and Devices, Systems and Control, and Electric Power Engineering. Each of these will help you develop a niche focus that will propel you into careers with electronics companies, high-tech industries and government agencies.
Careers in Electrical Engineering
Top job titles for Electrical Engineering graduates include:
• Electrical Engineer
• Software Engineer
• Computer Systems Engineer
• Mechanical Engineer
• Network Engineer
• Engineering Manager
• Software QA Engineer
Electrical Engineering and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in Texas, with more than 16,000 job opportunities in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include California, Michigan, and Virginia. More than 12 million Electrical Engineering-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.
Industries for Electrical Engineering Graduates
Electrical Engineering is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Electrical Engineering-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• Engineering Services
• Aerospace Manufacturing
• Electronic Component Manufacturing
• Scientific Research
• Computer Systems Design
• Computer Equipment Manufacturing
Salaries for Electrical Engineering Graduates
The salary range for open electrical engineering-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Electrical Engineering Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as an Electrical Engineering graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Electrical Engineering may be a good fit for you if:
• You enjoy working with others
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You enjoy learning
• You like being creative and artistic
• You are a good planner