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Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.)

Electrical engineers are innovators whose designs enhance people's lives. They integrate the fields of electronic circuit design, electromagnetics, digital signal processing, and power systems to analyze and solve problems involving electric and electronic systems. Applications of these designs include consumer electronics, power generation and delivery, telecommunications, aviation and aerospace systems, and electric vehicles.

Program Overview

Students are prepared for engineering careers and leadership roles through B.S.E. and M.S.E programs that integrate academic studies with hands-on learning and paid professional experiences in actual engineering companies. Please visit for details of the M.S.E. program.


A degree in electrical engineering involves coursework in:

  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Digital systems
  • Signals and systems
  • Electronic devices
  • Circuit analysis
  • Embedded software
  • Power systems analysis
  • Cooperative education

Career Options

The following are just a few career options for electrical engineers:

  • Avionics engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Digital system engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer

Why Study Electrical Engineering at Grand Valley?

  • Program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Personal attention in small classes and extensive hands-on and project-based learning in our student-focused, state-of-the-art teaching, laboratory, and project facilities.
  • Study/work abroad available.
  • Three semesters of paid cooperative-education work experience prior to graduation in recognized domestic and international engineering companies.
  • Biomedical engineering minor available.
  • Tremendous support from our industrial partners who fund many engineering scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • A nearly 100-percent placement rate into work or graduate school for our graduates.
  • A combined bachelor's/master's program that allows high-achieving students to complete both the B.S.E. and the M.S.E. in as little as five calendar years.

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