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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineers design and test a variety of electrical equipment systems for a diverse set of applications, such as electric energy delivery, avionics, consumer electronics, communications, radar, navigation and lasers. The OU Electrical Engineering program is one of the broadest disciplines within the Gallogly College of Engineering. Students work with state-of-the-art equipment and technology on numerous projects to conduct research and gain experience through hands-on learning. Faculty members are ready to support students and guide additional research projects students can take part in, such as work with global positioning systems, weather radars and robotics. 

Do my interests fit?

Electrical engineering students typically have interests in:

  • Technology
  • Research
  • Computers
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity

High school preparation should include science, math and technology courses.

How can OU Electrical Engineering help me?

OU electrical engineering students develop skills through experiential learning by practicing what is learned in the classroom through real world experiences. Students are tutored and mentored by upper-classmen with opportunities to expand horizons through study abroad. With accomplished faculty and expert guest speakers, students are empowered through professional development and receive competitive advantages in pursuing future careers. Professors in the electrical engineering program have experience in the professional field and in research, giving them a unique perspective to share with students. 

How can I get involved?

There are numerous clubs computer engineering students can be a part of. Check them out:

Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies
Dean’s Leadership Council (D.L.C.)
Engineers’ Club
E-1 Club
Helping Engineers Learn Processes and Programs (H.E.L.P.P.)
Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E.)
Tau Beta Pi

Triangle Fraternity
Sooner Engineering Entrepreneurs Club (S.E.E.C.)
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (A.I.S.E.S.)
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (S.A.S.E)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (S.H.P.E.)
Society of Women Engineers (S.W.E.)

Electrical engineering specific organizations:

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.)
Eta Kappa Nu
OU Robotics Club
Women in Electrical & Computer Engineering (E.C.E.)

For more information on student organizations, click here.

What courses will I take?

Electrical engineering courses include:

  • Introduction to Digital Design
  • Digital Signals and Filtering
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Circuits Laboratory
  • Introductory Electronics
  • Energy Conversion
  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Design Lab
  • Special Projects Laboratory - Capstone

What kind of career could I pursue?

Firmware engineer
Electronics engineer
Avionics engineer
Electrical engineer
Automotive engineering plant
Computer company
Engineering company

How much will I make?

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree. 

Program Accreditation

The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. An electrical engineering student graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. An Accelerated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering degree is also available.


OU School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: (405) 325-8131