Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers design, develop, and test electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment.

Your JBU education goes far beyond the fundamentals. Here, students are challenged to solve real-world problems with innovative solutions from their first semester. Become immersed in the full design process, starting with brainstorming ideas, refining design, fabrication and troubleshooting, final testing, and ultimately presenting a final product unique to you and your inventiveness. This type of creative design space is the environment in which engineers thrive.

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A degree in electrical engineering opens up opportunities in many different industries. Demand for electrical and computer engineers is high and generally remains stable, even in an unstable economy. Electrical and electronics engineers have a median salary of $99,070, while computer engineers have a median salary of $114,600. For more occupational outlook information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Many of our EE graduates pursue programming careers. Recently, several of our grads have taken software jobs at Garmin, Boeing, IBM Bluewolf, Hewlett Packard, Texas Instruments, EngWIT, Field Agent, Walmart Information Technology, and other companies.  One of our grads from three years ago is now in charge of smartphone app development at Field Agent.

Accreditation & Enrollment Data

The legacy B.S. Engineering degree (not available for new student enrollment) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

JBU will be seeking ABET accreditation for the new B.S. Electrical Engineering and B.S. Mechanical Engineering degrees at the earliest possible date after our first class of B.S.E.E. and B.S.M.E. students graduate (anticipated in May of 2020).

To find out more about why choosing an accredited program is key, visit the ABET website.

In compliance with ABET Accreditation Public Release Requirements, the links shown below will provide direct access to information that include program educational objectives, student outcomes, enrollment and graduate rates: