: Embry-Riddle electrical engineering students working in a lab

Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering

With hands-on project opportunities available from the start, this program provides students the experience to launch an immediate career or pursue further study.

About the B.S. in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering provides students with a broad background in circuit theory, communication systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources and systems and electronic devices. The systems-oriented curriculum allows students to specialize in avionics or aerospace systems, preparing graduates for entry-level positions in the aerospace industry upon graduation. 

At Embry-Riddle, students have hands-on design and assembly opportunities from the start. During their first year, students in the Electrical Engineering program work with a team to build an autonomous robot that competes against other robotic systems to complete a defined task. 

Program faculty are leading experts in avionics and systems engineering, who immerse students in real-world scenarios and empower them to think as an engineer.

Throughout Electrical Engineering studies, students are educated in the discipline’s theory and receive practical hands-on experience, culminating with the highly regarded senior capstone course that follows the development cycle of an actual engineering project.

Students may take advantage of the opportunity to join professional associations such as the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Amateur Radio Club and the Satellite Development Club.

Electrical Engineering Career Outlook

The program prepares students for electrical engineering jobs in aerospace fields and beyond. Emphasis on design and laboratory experience ensures that Electrical Engineering graduates are in a preferred position to enter industry practice or graduate school after completing the program.

Nearly 100% of Electrical Engineering graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Students often have job offers prior to graduation, in part due to our industry connections who value Embry-Riddle graduates.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20,000 job openings are projected each year for electrical and electronics engineers over the next decade.