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Electrical Engineering

Looking for a hands-on engineering major with lots of career opportunities? You’ll love this electrical engineering degree program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Electrical engineers use mathematics and science to design devices, systems, and processes. They work in every industrial and technological sector. These include power generation, manufacturing, robotics, smart grids, and renewable energy.

At York College, you’ll learn from highly respected mentoring faculty with terminal degrees. Companies seek our students out, because they know we produce job-ready graduates. Here, you’ll earn hands-on experience, specialized training, and problem-solving skills through real-world co-op experiences and project-based courses, culminating in a two-semester senior capstone project. Best of all, you’ll graduate ready to flourish in entry-level engineering positions.

Mikayla Trost works with circuitry equipment in the electrical engineering lab

Majoring in Electrical Engineering

  • Key Courses

    Electrical Engineering Courses

    Our bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering encompasses a wide range of fields. These include power conversion, automated controls and manufacturing, robotics, communications, and embedded systems. 

    What is taught in Electrical Engineering at York College? Your course selection may include:

    • ECE 220: Design and Analysis of Digital Circuits
    • ECE 310: Design and Analysis of Analog Circuits
    • ECE 332: Introduction to Signal Processing
    • ECE 350: Electromagnetic Fields
    • ECE 360: Power Systems
    • ECE 370: Microprocessor System Design
    • ECE 380: Communication Networks
    • EGR 392: Automatic Controls
    • ECE 400/402: Capstone Design I/II
    • ECE 410: Power Electronics
    • ECE 420: Embedded System Design
    • ECE 430: Communication Systems
    • ECE 491/492/492: Engineering Cooperative Work Experience (Co-op I/II/III)
  • Career Opportunities & Benefits

    Electrical and Computer Engineering Opportunities

    What can you do with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering? Become an applied engineer or a design engineer. Focus on research or consulting. You’ll also have the ability to pursue higher education and earn your master’s degree in electrical engineering.

    Electrical engineering job fields can include: 

    • Automated Manufacturing Systems
    • Robotics and Consumer Electronics
    • Power Generation, Transmission, and Conversion
    • Signal Processing and Communication Systems
    • Computer Hardware, Embedded Control Systems
    • ...and more

    York College graduates work for companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, Becton Dickinson Diagnostics, Northrop Grumman, Volvo, Textron, and the U.S. Army.

    Electrical Engineering Salary

    How much do electrical engineers earn? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage was $100,830 in May 2020. That means electrical engineers make more than $40 per hour — and the highest 10 percent earned more than $159,000.

    Benefits of an Electrical Engineering Degree

    Becoming an electrical engineer is a good career path, with lots of growth potential. The BLS estimates that the rapid pace of technological innovation will create ongoing demand for electrical and electronics engineers. You’ll have the ability to work across diverse industries, in a field with plenty of advancement opportunities. 

    No matter which industry you choose, we’ll help you excel before, during, and after your career search. 

  • Internships & Work Experience

    Internships & Work Experience

    Students in the Electrical Engineering program begin working on project-based learning opportunities during their first year, and will continue on to complete a senior capstone design project prior to graduation. 

    Electrical Engineering majors gain real-world engineering experience through a series of immersive full-time industry co-ops. After their first two years of study, students alternate between academic semesters in the classroom and co-op semesters spent working full-time in a paid professional engineering role, earning on average $15-$20 per hour.

    By the time they graduate, students will have completed the equivalent of one year of professional engineering experience, giving them an advantage over graduates from traditional engineering degree programs as they enter the job market. Many York College engineering majors receive full-time employment offers from companies where they have had a co-op experience. One or more cooperative working experiences may be waived for students with a history of qualified engineering work.

  • Mentorship & Community

    Mentorship & Community

    York College faculty are researchers in their own right, and they’re invested in their students’ success. Electrical Engineering majors have the opportunity to partner with faculty members on research of interest, as part of their capstone design experience and/or independent study courses. Students and faculty have worked collaboratively on projects including swarm robotics, a radio telescope, an automated greenhouse, drones, medical devices, and more. These projects often lead to publications with at national and international conferences.

    Our on-campus chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) also provides student members with a variety of activities and social events, including the chance to attend regional meetings.

    Kinsley Engineering Center

    York College is home to state-of-the-art facilities in the Kinsley Engineering Center, dedicated specifically to our student engineers. As an engineering major, you’ll have 24/7 access to the Center, including computer lab access, study nooks, lockers, a canteen area, and a variety of lab spaces.

  • High-Demand Skills

    Electrical Engineering Skills and Competencies

    Through coursework, co-ops, and capstone projects, the Electrical Engineering program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to be successful in an entry-level engineering role upon graduation: 

    • Working effectively in multi-disciplinary engineering team environments
    • The ability to apply engineering design in tackling real-world issues, creating multiple solutions for complex engineering problems
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Recognition of ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations, and the ability to make informed judgements
    • Skills related to research, experimentation, and analysis
    • Application of newly acquired knowledge throughout their professional career

    Engineering Minors

    Students who pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering often choose complementary minors or secondary degrees. These may include: 

  • Accreditation & Professional Recognition

    ABET-Accredited Electrical Engineering Program

    The Electrical Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

    ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental agency that accredits programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
David Babcock, Ph.D
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 117A
Phone: 717.815.6642
dbabcock@ycp.edu