Bachelor's Degree Program
Engage in cutting-edge research focused on lowering the cost of energy in Alaska. Design, build and fly Unmanned Aerial Systems (more commonly known as drones). Or help to develop satellite technology as part of the Space Systems Engineering program. These are just a few of the opportunities that electrical engineering majors have at UAF.
If you enjoy working in the lab, you won’t find a more hands-on electrical engineering degree. Our state-of-the-art instructional laboratories include industry-level equipment and offer 24/7 access. You’ll also benefit from the close mentorship of accessible and supportive professors, who teach everything from first-year introductory classes to graduate courses. Your success is our highest priority.
Our track record speaks for itself. UAF electrical engineering graduates typically pass the Fundamentals of Engineering examination at a rate 20% higher than the national average, and most receive multiple offers for professional engineering jobs across the state.
What Is Electrical Engineering?
Electrical engineering deals with the technology of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. It includes the study, design and application of electrical systems and devices, large and small. Every time you turn a light on in your home, start your car or check your smart phone, you are benefiting from the expertise of electrical engineers. Electrical engineering requires an in-depth understanding of electrical and electronic theory, mathematics and materials.
What do electrical engineers do?
Electrical engineers work on projects ranging from designing telecommunication systems, to the lighting and wiring of buildings, operation of electrical power stations and electrical control of industry machinery. Electrical engineers typically use computer aided design (CAD) systems to create schematics and lay out circuits. They also use computers to simulate how electrical devices and systems will function.
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Why Study Electrical Engineering at UAF?
Offering the resources of a large research university and the personal mentorship of a small college, the University of Alaska Fairbanks prepares you for some of today’s most challenging and high-demand jobs. Here are reasons to choose UAF for your degree in electrical engineering.
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What Can You Do With an Electrical Engineering Degree?
Our engineering program is known by employers across the state for preparing highly skilled engineers who are ready to tackle some of the toughest challenges in Alaska. As a result, our graduates are in high demand.
Most of our electrical engineering majors receive multiple high-salary job offers upon graduation, both within Alaska and throughout the United States. Companies that hire our graduates span the globe. Our students are also well prepared to pursue graduate study.
Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements
The electrical engineering program curriculum covers fundamentals such as telecommunications, electrical power generation, transmission and distribution, control systems and computer applications and design, with significant lab experience. This provides the preparation you need to build on your education and branch out into any area of electrical engineering.
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