Students will gain the skills and knowledge they need to best prepare them to use electricity and electronics help solve some of the world’s greatest scientific challenges.

Electrical Engineering student

Imagine What You Could Do

As an electrical engineer, imagine creating the next generation of consumer electronic devices, robotics, or the next electronic medical device that saves lives. This program balances scientific and engineering theories with technical laboratory experiences in order to develop practical knowledge and skills that working electrical engineers will need once they enter the workforce.

 The Electrical engineering program at BYU-Idaho prepares students to use electricity and electronics in novel ways to help solve some of the world’s greatest scientific challenges. Graduates are prepared for high paying employment as electrical engineers or to continue their education at graduate school.

I was able to receive personalized help from all of my instructors during any time of the day, in their offices, to help answer all my questions.

David V.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Electrical Engineering have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment. Some of this equipment includes electric motors, machinery controls, lighting, wiring, radar and navigation systems, communication systems, power generation, control, and transmission devices. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Power Engineers

Power engineers deal with energy generation by a variety of methods–including turbine, hydro, fuel cell, solar, geothermal, and wind. They also deal with electrical power distribution from source to consumer and within factories, offices, hospitals, and laboratories. Power engineers often design electric motors and batteries.

Semiconductor Engineer

The chief enabling technology at the heart of the electronic components booming computer industry is semiconductor technology, in particular the development and manufacturing of integrated circuits. A semiconductor engineer’s job is to build a semiconductor that runs efficiently.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Electrical Engineering, start with one of the following degree-specific courses:

  • CS 101 — Introduction to Programming

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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