OU School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical engineers design and test a variety of electrical equipment, including motors, aircraft, automobiles and the lighting and wiring in buildings. The OU Electrical Engineering program is the largest discipline within the College of Engineering. Students work with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to prepare them to enter the job field upon graduation.
The Electrical Engineering program ensures that undergraduate students conduct research and gain experience from hands-on learning activities. The faculty members have received more than $2.4 million to support research endeavors from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Faculty have a variety of research interests that students can take part in, such as work with global positioning systems, weather radars and robotics. Students work on numerous projects, allowing them to develop their own interests. In addition, the final course in the Electrical Engineering program gives students the opportunity to work in teams to solve real-life design problems, giving them experiences similar to what they will encounter on the job.
Professors in the Electrical Engineering program have experience in the professional field and in research, giving them a unique perspective to impart to students. Students can gain both research experiences and real-world knowledge.
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of organizations, including the Society of Women Engineers, Multicultural Engineering Program and several national honor societies for engineers.
An Electrical Engineering student graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Students could also choose to purse Accelerated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering degrees.
Accreditation & Rankings
The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
In 2006, U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Engineering among the top 100 in the nation.
Interests and Skills
Electrical Engineering students typically have interests in technology and research. Students also have interests in computers and in problem solving. The most successful students would also have strong communication and creative skills. High school preparation should include science, mathematics and technology courses.
Types of Employers
Automotive engineering plants
Jobs of Recent OU Graduates
Firmware engineer, Seagate Technology
Electronics engineer, Tinker Air Force Base
Avionics engineer, Federal Aviation Administration
Electrical engineer, Mercury Racing
Electrical engineer, Helmerich and Payne, Inc.
Electronic engineer, U.S. Air Force
Jobs of Experienced Alumni
Senior electrical engineer, Bechtel Corporation
Electrical design engineer, Texas Instruments
Electronics engineer, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center
Process engineer, General Motors
Senior technical analyst, FedEx Services
Senior software engineer, Raytheon