Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Information

Career Potential

Electrical engineers design systems that are powered by electronic circuits and microprocessors such as microwaves, televisions, computers, cellular phones, automobiles, airplanes, satellites and the space shuttle.

To be qualified as an electrical engineer, you will need at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. A master’s degree is considered the professional degree.

Our graduates will have the basic experimental, design and communication skills needed either for study at the graduate level or for positions that require basic knowledge of electrical engineering.

You also can pursue advanced degrees in careers other than engineering -- for example, in law or business administration.

Electrical engineers have rewarding careers in a wide variety of government and industrial sectors, with job responsibilities in:

  • Research
  • Design
  • Development
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Administration

Electrical engineers work in companies that are developing:

  • Semiconductor integrated circuits and devices
  • Computers
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Audio and video home entertainment systems
  • Consumer electronic devices
  • Aerospace and aviation systems
  • Medical electronics
  • Imaging techniques
  • Sensors
  • Wireless networks

The Dallas-Fort Worth region has been especially attractive and rewarding for electrical engineers in recent years. Numerous local, national and international high-tech companies offer excellent career opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate electrical engineers.

UNT’s Career Center can help you prepare to pursue your career. The center has information about jobs and employers, and assists with resume and letter writing, job search strategies and interview preparation.

Majoring in Electrical Engineering

UNT offers an innovative undergraduate program leading to a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. This design- and project-oriented program integrates concepts, analysis, design and development of the state-of-art electrical and electronic systems.

Through your coursework, you will have “learning-to-learn” experiences in projects that are taught jointly by industry and university personnel. This active learning emphasizes knowledge and skills so that you can solve real-world electrical engineering problems.

Also, a one-year sequence of business and marketing courses will help you achieve a global outlook for your profession.

The coursework in electrical engineering covers broad areas in:

  • Electronics
  • Communication systems
  • Computer systems
  • VLSI design
  • Electromagnetics
  • Signal processing

The design projects are integrated into the coursework so that you can learn to solve practical engineering problems in a creative and relevant setting.

In addition, the coursework ensures that you will have an opportunity to solve multidisciplinary engineering problems by working in teams, and to develop effective oral and written communication skills.

The program also puts a strong emphasis on studies in art, business, management, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, professionalism and engineering ethics which fulfill objectives appropriate to the electrical engineering profession.

The bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering is a new program designed to meet Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. criteria. Accreditation for this degree will be sought as soon as the program graduates students.

Academic Advising

Faculty members in the College of Engineering will help you prepare your degree plan and select courses necessary to earn your degree. They can also provide you career guidance and advice.

The department office is located in the UNT Research Park, Room B272, 3940 N. Elm St. (Hwy. 77), Denton, Texas 76207. Click here for directions.

UNT Undergraduate Admissions

(800) UNT-8211Undergraduate Admissions

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University of North TexasUndergraduate AdmissionsP.O. Box 311277Denton, Texas 76203-1277

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