Is your goal to design, develop and test electrical equipment, such as electric motors for electric vehicle propulsion or power generation and energy storage equipment used in alternate energy systems? Or perhaps complex electronics for robot control, medical devices, radar and navigation systems, and automotive safety systems?

Kettering’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree will give you the real- world skills to pursue such careers.

Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment that spans nearly every industry sector including consumer electronics, automotive systems, aerospace, medical technology, and power generation and utilization.

The job forecast is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $98,530 in 2019.

Melding hands-on learning with the classroom or laboratory experience, ours is a STEM program like no other in the state of Michigan, the nation or even globally.

The academic portion of the experiential program features small class sizes. The focus is on a broad engineering discipline that integrates mathematical and scientific principles of electricity and magnetism to analyze electrical phenomena and to design electrical systems.

Fully half of the courses in the core curriculum include a strong laboratory experience, which both enhances students’ learning and hones their abilities to apply technology effectively in the workplace. The University has labs for analog and digital circuits and electronics, electrical machines, power electronics, control systems, high-voltage studies, virtual reality systems and embedded computer systems.

In the hands-on, Co-op program, you will have much more than an internship. You will work with an industry partner – like General Motors, LG and Bosch Corp. or the federal government – where you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and gain high-demand, professional skills.

The program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Enrollment in the program includes nearly 200 undergraduates with about 35 earning a BSEE each year. Each graduate will have attained a rigorous list of skills and abilities preparing them for careers in many related fields.

Why Kettering?

  • You want a job designing next-gen electrical systems in the mobility or computer industries.
  • You will have labs in circuits, electronics and electrical machines. Elective course choices give the opportunity to do lab work in digital signal processing, high voltage power, mobility systems and advanced power electronics.
  • Faculty are doing research in Renewable Energy Systems, Battery Management Systems, Electric Vehicles, Power Electronics and Haptics.

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