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What You'll Learn

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) at Oregon Tech offers unique, innovative degree options for students interested in this dynamic field. Designed to prepare professionals to meet the needs of the growing and quickly changing Electrical Engineering industry, Oregon Tech’s hands-on, applied programs offers our students professional practice experiences within a highly customizable degree.

Oregon Tech’s program is designed around a classic, foundational core of electrical engineering course work. Students enrolled in the BSEE degree program can also pursue dual degrees, concurrent degrees, and minors that allow students flexibility and specialization in their interest areas. Emphasis in these programs is placed on practical application of electrical engineering knowledge in a professional context, making Oregon Tech graduates highly sought after, and highly paid in the state, region and globally by companies, government entities and other organizations.

The BSEE degree program at Oregon Tech welcomes full-time students, transfer students, part-time and working professionals. Whether you are preparing for an engineering career in industry, skilling up for advancement in your current position, or building a foundation for advanced graduate education in the future, Oregon Tech offers high quality, in-demand, industry engaged degree programs with top faculty and small, engaged classes.

Electrical Engineering Oregon Tech Graduate

"Oregon Tech is incredible at preparing students for exactly what they need to know to be successful in their fields. We are taught hands-on, practical, and industry relevant concepts and the in-depth theory and mathematics to back it up."

Sgt. Nigel Bliss '16
Remedial Action Systems Control Engineer
Bonneville Power Administration

 

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering is concerned with the use of electricity to transmit electric power, or to process information. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and integrate electrical power systems and electrical machines, as well as electronic systems, including portable electronic devices, medical equipment, communication systems, radar and navigation systems.

Electrical Engineering Degree Options

The EERE department currently offers various dual majors and a MS in Engineering degree (MSE). Check out the link below for more information on degree options available for BSEE students. 

Electrical Engineering Degree Options

Technical Electives

BSEET: We love electronics

Students in the BSEE program may choose their engineering technical elective courses to match their interests and career goals. We offer a variety of technical elective courses in key high-tech areas. 

Technical Electives

MECOP Internship Program: Real world work experience prior to graduating

Oregon Tech is a university member of the MECOP internship program and students in our BSEE program are eligible and encouraged to apply and participate. 

MECOP's objective is to enhance the education of students through internships at a variety of high-quality companies, each of which is screened for acceptance into MECOP with the same level of scrutiny that MECOP places on selecting students. To ensure a diverse experience, participating students are required to intern at two different companies in an effort to give the students as much real-world experience as possible and to expose students to differing work cultures and industries. Students are paid by the member company at approximately 70% of a similar entry level position.

By participating in MECOP, students are guided through their coursework, participate in seminars and engage in two six-month internships with MECOP's business partners. It generally takes MECOP participants an extra year to complete their degree program (five-year degree/two six-month internships). Students who are interested should plan early and apply their sophomore year. Please see the MECOP website for more information.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. http://www.abet.org.

Jobs and careers in this degree

Graduates of Oregon Tech’s BSEE degree program are professionally prepared to fulfill a wide range of functions within industry. Students engage both on-campus and off working on real world projects and directly with industry in internships and other professional practice opportunities.

Employers of BSEE graduates include research and development laboratories, electronic equipment manufacturers, public utilities, government agencies, medical laboratories and hospitals, electronic equipment distributors, and semiconductor companies, among others.

The program also provides a solid preparation for students intending to continue to graduate school to pursue master’s degrees in engineering, engineering management, MBAs, and JDs.

Career Paths

  • Power Engineer
  • RF Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Characterization Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Firmware Engineer
  • Project Engineer

Our graduates work for:

US Federal Government
Intel Corporation
Black and Veatch
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
Garmin Ltd.
Microsemi Corporation
Mentor Graphics
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Alumni, Class of 2017
“Once I started at Oregon Tech, I quickly became involved in student clubs such as the Association of Energy Engineer Club...”
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Starting Graduate Salary