Major in Electrical Engineering

Become an engineer • Earn a competitive salary • Make a difference

Apply science and technology to the service of God and humanity

Since 1935, JBU has been educating students to become engineers who honor God and serve others. With an emphasis on design and the support of your professors, you will graduate prepared and confident to begin an entry-level engineering position, pursue graduate studies or serve as a Christian technical missionary.

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Discover how JBU will equip you to be an excellent electrical engineer

Get the technical knowledge and hands-on experience you need

At JBU, you will earn a strong background in both hardware and software. You'll gain hands-on experience from courses such as electronics and embedded systems and coding skills in classes such as digital systems.

Develop the "soft-skills" employers are looking for

Employers look for graduates who not only have technical knowledge, but have learned to collaborate with others, communicate effectively and discover innovative solutions for problems. At JBU you'll learn these skills throughout your studies.

Land a great job

Demand for electrical engineers is high and generally remains stable, even in an unstable economy. Electrical engineers have a median salary of $101,250. For more career outlook information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Design Emphasis

At JBU, the engineering design experience starts in the first year, develops with more extensive technical content through the sophomore and junior years, and culminates with the two-semester senior design project. The scheme for the lower-level design courses is to introduce design methodology using small design projects that prepare the student to clearly define the problem, identify the constraints and criteria, and establish the requirements for the design. By the third year, the student will have developed the technical background to work out significant engineering design problems. The junior-level design lab provides an opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team and produce both oral and written presentations.

Fourth-year experiences include those in electronic design, machine design, and fluid system design, as well as the capstone design project. The capstone project approaches a real-world situation and provides an intense experience for engineering students. The projects must be finished and satisfy stated objectives determined by active negotiation with the engineering faculty and the industry sponsors.

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