General Information:

Electricity has been a subject of scientific interest since at least the seventeenth century, but it was not until the nineteenth century that research into the subject started to intensify. Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. The field first came to prominence in the late nineteenth century with the installation of the first large-scale electrical supply networks. Since then the field has grown dramatically and today the products of electrical engineering can be found across the world.

Students in the UCCS Electrical Engineering Program will learn how to design complex integrated circuits used extensively in today’s technology.


Career Possibilities:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Power Engineering
  • Control Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Home Entertainment Technician
  • Commercial and Industrial Equipment Specialist
  • Engineering Manager
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Applications Software Engineer
  • Post-secondary engineering professors
  • Technical Director
  • Computer and Information Scientist
  • Digital Design
  • Operating Systems Director
  • Computer Architec

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:
Master of Science in Computer Science
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering in Engineering Management


Electronics Engineer Statistics:
Median Wages: $73,470 Annual
Employment in 2002: 136,000 employees
Projected Need for 2002-2012: 40,000 additional employees
Starting Salary for Electronic Engineering Students:
Bachelor’s Degree: $51,888
Master’s Degree: $64,416
Ph.D.: $80,206
Electrical Engineer Statistics:
Median Wages: $70,830
Employment in 2002: 156,000 employees
Projected Need for 2002-2012: 34,000 additional employees



UCCS Clubs:

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
Eta Kappa Nu (Engineering)
National Soc. Of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)


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