Electrical Engineering

As an electrical engineering major at Wilkes, you'll learn to apply both mathematical and physical principles to electronic and computer-based devices and systems; skills that are in high demand in our tech-driven world.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Major, Minor On Campus 130

Why Study Electrical Engineering at Wilkes?

It’s an exciting time to study engineering at Wilkes University. Our brand-new engineering center has undergone a dramatic $8 million renovation, transforming it into the most sophisticated and up-to-date facility in the region. The Wilkes electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and includes development, design, testing and operations of electrical and electronic systems as well as components.

At Wilkes, class sizes are small and you’ll get plenty of hands-on laboratory work involving extensive design and research with new technologies. Your professors will become your mentors, and will work side-by-side with you to teach you and help you to achieve your goals.

Curriculum      Admission Requirements

What Will You Learn as an Electrical Engineering Major?

  • Your first three semesters of study, as with all of our engineering disciplines, provide solid mathematical and scientific foundations critical for understanding the world of electrical engineering devices, systems and technologies.
  • A flexible curriculum allows you to select from a variety of technical electives in energy conversion devices, microcontroller-based system design, computer organization, modern communication systems and CAD for microfabrication.
  • With electives, you can specialize your studies for high-demand fields such as computer design and testing, power generation, communications (audio, broadcast and telecommunications), nanotechnology, robotics, instrumentation, information systems, microcontroller-based system design and design and fabrication of microelectronic devices and circuits.
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Program Highlights

Facilities

The Mark Engineering Center houses bioengineering, nanotechnology and additive manufacturing laboratories, and also includes student collaboration spaces and comfortable lounge areas. You’ll have access to labs for:

  • electronics/digital design/ measurements
  • communications
  • micro/nanofabrication
  • electric machines
  • controls, robotics and automation.

Cooperative Education and Internships

With cooperative education and internships you will gain practical experience working in a major firm and professional design teams. Many of these working relationships have resulted in full-time employment after, and sometimes before, graduation.

Senior Capstone Project

Senior design projects (capstones) let teams tackle real corporate challenges by providing real world experience designing and producing solutions in business-sponsored projects. You and your team will devise a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

The Wilkes community makes it easy to get involved on campus and meet new people. It feels like everyone at Wilkes is part of my extended family. I loved my first year at Wilkes so much that my sister, who is a year younger than me, chose to attend Wilkes as well.

Lacey Bradshaw Marcolla '20 - Electrical Engineering, Engineer 1 at Pike Engineering, Fort Mill SC

Careers & Outcomes

Careers

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Instrumental Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer
  • Product Designer/Development Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Computer Engineer

Employers

  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Lehighton Electronics Inc.
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Keystone Automation
  • Texas Instruments
  • Borton-Lawson
  • InterMetro Industries
  • Quadrant Plastics
  • On Semiconductor
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Gentex Corporation

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