Electrical Engineering Major
Our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which ensures that your degree gets respect. As part of this approved curriculum, current students focus on five key areas of specialization:
- Analog Circuits
- Digital Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Signal Processing
Our program also emphasizes power engineering. Smart grid, wind and solar energy, electric cars—all will change the way power is transmitted, distributed, and utilized. The pressing need to upgrade the country's aging power grid, coupled with projections that up to 50% of electric utility engineers will be eligible to retire in the next five years, means a stronger potential market for electrical engineers than ever before.
To address these critical national needs, the Suffolk electrical engineering program has worked with our partners in the electric power industry to emphasize power concepts throughout our curriculum so that graduates of our program are ready to meet the challenges. As a result, we have students who are recipients of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarships and intern in the electric power industry.