B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Program overview

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum focuses on the foundations of circuit theory, electronics and electromagnetics. Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise complex electronic circuits. These circuits are used in wireless communications, audio amplifiers, processors, bioinstrumentation, control systems, power electronics devices, renewable energy systems and smart power distribution.

Program accreditation

Emphasis areas

Bioengineering focuses on challenges faced by the health care and life science communities. The area targets development of hardware and software for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of biomedical data, as well as mathematical and computational tools for the simulation and analysis of biological systems.

Electronics and communications
This area involves the technologies underlying electronic and communication devices used in daily life, and will prepare graduates to design and build hardware to make new products of the future possible.

Power systems
Students specializing in power systems obtain the skills required to design power devices and systems, which range from power electronics in portable electronic devices to the generation, conversion, transmission and distribution of electrical energy in a safe, reliable, economical, clean and sustainable manner.

Key academic areas

Electrical engineering academic areas

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Why electrical engineering?

Hear why K-State students chose to study electrical engineering.

Make an impact

Electrical engineers design electrical systems of automobiles, aircraft and many other complex systems, and improve the world by —

  • connecting people across the globe through wireless communication.
  • creating renewable energy systems to distribute safe, reliable, economical, clean and sustainable electrical energy.
  • developing smart grid power systems for more efficient transmission of electricity.
  • advancing health care through improved hardware and software for acquisition, analysis and presentation of biomedical data.
100% career placement
$75,575 average starting salary

Career opportunities

Electrical engineering graduates pursue careers as —

  • electronics engineer
  • project engineer
  • power engineer
  • controls engineer
  • applications engineer
  • hardware engineer
  • consultant
  • quality engineer
  • RF engineer


Electrical engineering students have many internships and co-ops available to them. Some opportunities are local, while many more are in the greater Midwest and throughout the U.S.

K-State electrical engineering alumni live in 49 states and 51 countries.

Map of electrical engineering alumni

Career placement and salary data provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes K-State College of Engineering graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.