The Electrical Engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh equips its graduates with solid theoretical and practical foundations in power systems, electromagnetics, semiconductor devices, electronic circuit design, signal processing, and control theory. Students build on these foundations through specialization in advanced and contemporary Electrical Engineering topics and opportunities to apply and expand their skill set through design projects, research, and cooperative education.

Within a few years of the completion of the Electrical Engineering program, our graduates will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge of fundamental and advanced Electrical Engineering topics and design practices while considering all relevant constituents, design factors, and tradeoffs, including societal, ethical, and safety factors,
  • Leverage resources for continued learning and professional development to specialize in and contribute to emerging topics in Electrical Engineering,
  • Pursue advanced degrees in disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Science, Business, Law, or Medicine,
  • Contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and
  • Attain leadership positions in industry, academia, and government.

The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Program Curriculum

Information on the curriculum in the electrical engineering program including requirements, courses, labs, and electives can be found on the program curriculum page.