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Electrical Engineering

WVU Tech's ABET-accredited electrical engineering program prepares students to create and innovate in a rapidly changing and increasingly computerized industry.

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What is electrical engineering?

Anything that has a screen or a switch involves electrical engineering, and usually quite of lot of it. Electrical engineering has been the prime enabler of our modern civilization: from the computers you are using this very moment to cell phones, industrial and manufacturing operations and process, the Internet of Things (IoT), defense, power systems, energy and energy efficiency, household appliances, robotics, automobiles (electric and those with internal combustion engines) any many, many more. Our program enables students to learn all of the fundamental basics of this field with classroom instruction and hands-on experiential learning.

Why electrical engineering at WVU Tech?

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WVU Tech's Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

WVU Tech's Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

WVU Tech's ABET accredited electrical engineering program provides students a thorough understanding of the concepts of electrical engineering and the principles behind electrical energy and power systems, control systems (including robotics and electronics applications), communications, electronics, electromagnetic fields (including cell phone technology and microwave systems) and computers (VLSI circuits and FPGA).

Students are also offered a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, including co-ops, internships and undergraduate research projects.

WVU Tech's electrical engineering program offers rigorous instruction, providing sufficient background for career success or graduate school. Graduates develop a solid knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic engineering principles; problem-solving skills; design skills; communication skills; teamwork skills; life-long learning skills; computer skills; and professionalism and ethics.

The WVU Tech Electrical Engineering program is practice-oriented, focused on training students to be ready to do the job immediately after graduation. Our degree program is streamlined toward engineering education providing a strong general background in all of the traditional areas of electrical engineering with additional emphasis on soft skills for students to be successful practicing engineering. 

You'll get one-on-one instruction and mentorship

WVU Tech's small class sizes enable students to have much more one-on-one and personalized instruction from professors. Office hours are plentiful and well-balanced. Faculty members are friendly and easily approached. All instruction in the classroom and in the labs is done by our experienced faculty members. There are no teaching assistants and everyone in the program is sensitive to student needs.

You'll work in professional-level facilities

You'll have access to the latest industry-standard equipment with more than half a million dollars invested in the tools and software students need to develop their skills in the profession of electrical engineering.

You'll be taught to solve real-world problems

All students complete a two-semester design sequence during which they come up with an idea for something that fulfills a need that no one has done before. Some of our student projects include:

  • a fitness mirror for monitoring personal goals such as weight loss
  • a wireless PLC system at a paper processing plant
  • an empty parking space detection and display system working with an app on a smart phone
  • a motorized assisted bicycle
  • smart football equipment
  • motorcyclist's display jacket
  • a smart home adaptation.
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Electrical Energy Systems emphasis

The Electrical Energy Systems emphasis in electrical engineering is an electrical engineering degree where all of the electives and the senior design project are focused on topics such as power systems, renewable and alternative energy generation, power electronics and protective relaying. This emphasis indicates to employers that the graduate has a stronger than average background and interest in energy and is well-suited to work for power-related companies. The companies could range from the large traditional utilities to smaller start-ups that specialize in such things as installing renewable energy systems.

Nothing is out of reach
with a degree from WVU Tech
in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers enjoy an extremely wide array of career possibilities, including design, testing, manufacturing, service and maintenance for manufacturers, energy producers, government contractors, government defense agencies and utility companies.


Median Electrical Engineer Yearly Salary

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2024

Career Opportunities for Electrical Engineering Graduates

Our graduates are able to pursue careers with nationally competitive starting salaries. Companies that have hired our graduates include the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Navair, the Naval Surface Weapons Center, American Electric Power, Dominion Power, Siemens, Square-D, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Hamilton-Bose, Consol Energy and Allegheny Energy.

Scholarships Available for Electrical Engineering Majors!

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S is an NSF S-STEM scholarship program for students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science and information systems programs at WVU Tech who demonstrate financial need. Successful applicants can receive up to $10,000 in financial aid!

Who is it for?

Academically talented, low-income students with the demonstrated financial need who are pursuing bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS).

How it works

The project aims to increase student persistence in STEM fields in a few ways:

  • linking scholarships with effective supporting activities, including faculty, industry and peer mentoring;
  • cohort-shared living and academic experiences;
  • undergraduate research experiences;
  • career exploration;
  • and participation in discipline-specific conferences.

Also, to encourage a business mindset, you will complete a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies.

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Your Electrical Engineering Faculty

Waseem Al Aqqad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Asadollah Davari, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Kenan Hatipoglu, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems | Chair – Leonard C. Nelson School of Engineering

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Charan Litchfield, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Mingyu Lu, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Aboubakr Salem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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