electrical-engineering

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Career Resources for Electrical Engineering Majors:

Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs:

  • Electrical Engineering MS, MSEE, MSE, PhD
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering MS, PhD

Career options:

  • Master’s Degree:
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Radio Frequency Engineer
    • Principal Electrical Engineer
    • Network Engineer
    • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
    • Broadcast Engineer
  • PhD:
    • Professor
    • Research Engineer
    • Product Development Engineer
    • Senior Electrical Engineer

Salary and job outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Assemblers and Fabricators (Electrical Equipment Assemblers, Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers) $29,280 -1%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians (Electrical Power Station Technicians, Electrical Design Technicians, Electrical Engineering Technicians, Electronic Instrument Testing Technicians) $59,820 -2%
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Electronic Design Automation Engineers, Electronic Parts Designer, Electronic Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer) $93,260 0%
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers (Electrical Parts Reconditions, Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers, Electronic Technicians, Electronics Repairers) $53,900 -4%
Architectural and Engineering Managers $130,620 +2% (slower than average)
Drafters (Electrical Drafters, Electrical Systems Drafters, Electronic Drafters) $51,940 -3%

  • For your personal statement, be sure to focus on why you are choosing your particular focus area and the faculty member you may want to work with on research.
  • Plan to have at least a 3.2 GPA
  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline is required

  • What were your favorite engineering classes? Why?
  • Why did you specialize in Electrical Engineering?
  • What do you think you can contribute to the electrical engineering profession?
  • Do you think you’ll still be interested in electrical engineering in ten years? Why?
  • Describe your favorite project that you worked on.
  • Expect questions that test your knowledge of the field, such as:

  • Think about the following industries:
    • Private Electrical Companies
    • Local and Federal Government Agencies
    • Universities
    • Medical Facilities (Hospitals, Medical Equipment Manufacturers, etc)
    • Automobile Industry
    • Transportation Industry (Airports, Airplane/Helicopter Developers, Train Stations, Train Developers, etc)
    • Manufacturing Companies/Facilities
  • Develop relationships with professors in order to gain information on potential jobs/internships.
  • Work on a research project or engineering project while still in school to add to your experience.
  • Attend local career fairs to create connections and learn about potential opportunities.

Career Resources for MS Electrical Engineering:

Salary and job outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Electrical and Electronics Engineers $93,260 0%
Architectural and Engineering Managers $130,620 +2% (slower than average)
Computer Hardware Engineers $108,430 +3% (slower than average)

  • Include any related projects you worked on while in school.
  • Have a skills section where you can include things such as knowledge in MATLAB, VHDL, Unix, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Include your level of proficiency for each skill, this can set you above other candidates.
  • Include professional associations.

  • Why did you specialize in Electrical Engineering?
  • What do you think you can contribute to the electrical engineering profession?
  • Do you think you’ll still be interested in electrical engineering in ten years? Why?
  • Describe your favorite project that you worked on.
  • Expect questions that test your knowledge of the field, such as:
    • Why star delta starter is preferred with induction motor?
    • State the difference between generator and alternator.
    • Why AC systems are preferred over DC systems?
    • What are the various kind of cables used for transmission?
    • Why back emf used for a dc motor? Highlight its significance.
  • Tell us about yourself. Are you experienced in design work, project managing and/or implementation, outsourcing, and management of clients’ contracts?
    • What type of electrical engineering projects have you supervised or engineered?
    • Describe your daily analysis or inspection of works, survey information, and project process according to plans.
    • Have you been responsible for the quality standards of your projects?
    • Have you performed PAC/FAC, the acceptance test procedure, in front of your customers?
    • Describe your work on daily tasks, project performance, status and priorities.

  • Develop relationships with professors in order to gain information on potential jobs/internships.
    • Work on a research project or engineering project while still in school to add to your experience.
    • Attend local career fairs to create connections and learn about potential opportunities.
    • Gain leadership skills, most higher up engineers no longer do “nuts and bolts” work but instead work in management.
    • Gain your Professional Engineer (PE) license.

Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Websites:

Electrical Design Engineering – Power Systems and Lighting

Electrical Design Engineer – Transmission Line Design

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