Meet the challenges of harnessing electrical energy cleanly and efficiently.

Lewis University is excited to offer a new B.S. in Electrical Engineering program, where students will learn the practical skills needed to begin careers as Electrical Engineers, particularly in the areas of electrical machines, power systems, and power electronics. Through their coursework, students will gain the deep technical knowledge necessary to stay up-to-date with the rapid changes in the industry throughout their career. With internship and project opportunities, students will acquire job-ready skills that will enable them to work productively from the outset.

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will propose, design, and implement control strategies to regulate, optimize, and protect the electrical grid and its components; model electromechanical, generation, transmission, and distribution systems mathematically; and design and implement systems that improve the efficiency and improve the environmental impact of electrical energy production and distribution. lists average starting salary for electrical engineering graduates as $70,600.

Explore Existing Partnerships for Job Experience and Placement

Lewis University faculty members have strong professional connections with local power engineering software developers and electric switch gear manufacturers, among others. Electrical Engineering students will have unique opportunities to work on real-world projects and secure internships to complement their classroom learning. Graduates of the program will know how to apply these experiences, along with their knowledge and skill set, to their professional roles once they enter the workforce.

Sample Courses:

  • Signals and Systems
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electromechanics
  • Digital Communications
  • Control Systems
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Renewable Electric Energy Systems

Career Areas:

  • Electrical Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Conservation

On Campus Opportunities

  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Student Chapter

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the Office of Admission for application requirements and specific next steps.


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