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Electrical Engineering

Wired for Success

Our curriculum provides you with an understanding of basic electrical engineering principles and emphasizes the development of problem-solving skills. Your extensive lab experiences are integrated with your coursework, which ensures the development of fundamental knowledge — resulting in a graduate ready to enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.

Electrical engineering is a broad-based degree program concerning the study and application of devices and systems involving electrical signals, electronics and electromagnetics. It includes the rapidly developing areas of control systems, digital and computer systems, microelectronics, telecommunications, radar systems, robotics, signal and image processing, and more.


placement since 2010


average salary with bachelor’s degree


student/teacher ratio and one-on-one advising

A High-Quality Education

  • Minors and Concentrations
  • Bachelor's Plus Master's Program
  • Research Laboratories
  • Areas of Emphasis

    The electrical engineering program at the University of Dayton has a variety of minors and concentrations available that allow you to explore your area of interest: MINORS: Computer Systems and Signals and Systems; CONCENTRATIONS: Electrical Energy Systems, Electro-Optics and Robotics.

    Engineering Minors and Concentrations

    The Bachelor's Plus Master's Program makes it easy to earn an M.S. degree by linking your University of Dayton undergraduate and graduate programs.

    For More Bachelor's Plus Master's Program Information and Application

    Our laboratories include the advanced communications network and security laboratory, signal and image processing laboratory, intelligent signal and systems laboratory, embedded data processing laboratory, nonlinear control laboratory, Motoman robotics laboratory, microfabrication laboratory, Mumma radar laboratory, microwave measurements laboratory, vision laboratory, integrated microsystems laboratory, and parallel cognitive systems laboratory.


    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Engineering Office of Student Success

    The OSS is staffed by engineering professionals who serve as academic advisers. OSS advisers help you stay on track with your degree program while crafting a custom set of experiences (co-op, study abroad, ETHOS, etc.) to complement your coursework.

    The Ethos Center

    Students serve others and use practical engineering skills for humanitarian purposes. Our students learn about the world, different cultures and themselves. Students participate internationally or domestically in technical immersions for 11+ weeks or in breakouts for up to two weeks.

    Diversity in Engineering Center

    The Diversity in Engineering Center connects engineering students, faculty and staff as well as engineering industry and community partners to create opportunities for academic success, professional networking and inclusive communities.

    Innovation Center

    In the Innovation Center, student teams solve real-world problems for industry clients. More than 1,500 challenges have been solved for over 200 companies.


    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Eric Balster, Department Chair

    Kettering Laboratories, Room KL 266
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232


    Our undergraduate electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.