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Electrical Engineering


College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Endless Career Opportunities

Entrepreneurship is the driving force for innovation and growth in the global economy, and UD’s educational and research programs in electrical engineering provide numerous opportunities to explore this force underlying the competitiveness, success, and prosperity of society.

Undergraduate laboratory experiences give students the chance to practice skills they learn in classes on real devices and to see firsthand the physics that they describe mathematically in classes. Because of our lab courses, upon graduation our students not only understand the technical world but also have the skills and experience to change it. Our electrical engineering students, faculty, and alumni have helped launch a multitude of entrepreneurial success stories over the years. They continue to change the world with their spirit of innovation, passion for technology, and technology transfer.

Electrical engineering students at UD benefit from a broad array of experiential learning opportunities, including robust senior design and undergraduate research programs, as well as our Vertically Integrated Projects program, which unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Many of our undergraduates publish papers in scholarly journals or attend conferences all over the country before receiving their degree.

Areas of study

  • Cybersecurity
  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Communications
  • Nanofabrication
  • Materials and devices
  • Circuit and system design
  • Bioelectrical Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Technology

Career Options

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Multimedia Signals & Systems Engineer
  • Circuit & Systems Design Engineer
  • Nanofabrication & VLSI Engineer
  • Medical Instrumentation 
  • Internet of Things, Hardware & Communications Engineer
  • Autonomous Drone, Vehicles & Robotics Engineer
  • Additive Manufacturing

Graduate Programs

  • Cybersecurity Defense & Offense
  • Nanofabrication & VLSI
  • Electromagnetics & Photonics
  • High Performance & Cloud Computing
  • Data Sciences & Machine Learning
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices & Imaging Systems
  • Advanced Systems
  • Architecture
  • Smart Grid & Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MBA, Law & Medical School

What’s special about this program?


Active research ensures that the content of the undergraduate program is constantly renewed and maintained at a challenging technical level and integrates discovery learning into the program. Opportunities abound for electrical engineering undergraduates to work with faculty and graduate students as research assistants, either for pay or independent study credit. We want our graduates to have the skills necessary to pursue advanced degrees.


4+1 BEE/MSECE program: Talented undergraduates are urged to apply to the department’s 4+1 Bachelor of Electrical Engineering/Master of Science Electrical & Computer Engineering program. The program allows students to finish both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years. Students must be accepted into the graduate program, must take 6 of their technical elective credits in 600 level ECE courses acceptable to the ECE graduate program, and must complete all other requirements for the BEE degree. To learn more, see the ECE graduate page in the UD catalog.

Get involved

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Association for Computing Machinery

Deep Roots Outreach Program

Engineers Without Borders

Eta Kappa Nu

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

National Society of Black Engineers

Sigma Phi Delta

Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

Sample curriculum



General Chemistry

General Computer Science for Engineers



Introduction to Systems Programming



Introduction to Digital Systems



Introduction to Engineering (FYE)



Seminar in Composition



Analytic Geometry & Calculus A




Analytic Geometry & Calculus B



Fundamentals of Physics I



Breadth Requirement Elective



Microprocessor Systems



Analog Circuits I



ECE Design Challenges



Signals and Systems



Electronic Circuit Analysis I



Analytic Geometry & Calculus C



Engineering Mathematics I



Fundamentals of Physics II


  Breadth Requirement Elective



Random Signals and Noise



Electromagnetic Field Theory



Solid State Electronics

ECE Design & Entrepreneurship



Differential Equations with Linear Algebra II



Breadth Requirement Elective



Written Communication Elective



ELEG Foundation Electives


  Technical Elective

Ethics and Impacts of Engineering



Senior Design I (DLE & Capstone)



Senior Design II



ELEG Foundation Elective



ELEG/CPEG 3xx Technical Elective



ELEG/CPEG 4xx Technical Electives



Technical Elective


  Breadth Requirement Electives

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