Your Future in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers research, test, design and develop electrical and electronic equipment. These skills are highly marketable in developing:

  • Aerospace and aviation systems
  • Audio and video home entertainment systems
  • Computers
  • Consumer electronics
  • Imaging techniques
  • Medical electronics
  • Semiconductor integrated devices
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Telecommunication systems
  • Wireless networks

What we offer

We feature an innovative and project-oriented curriculum that reflects best practices in engineering education. You'll enjoy active learning experiences emphasizing knowledge and skills so you can solve real-world electrical engineering problems. These experiences are provided through industry-university joint projects.

You'll complete many of your courses at Discovery Park, which houses the College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This 300-acre research facility encourages the development and commercialization of new ideas by bringing together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms. It is located five miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle.

You'll have access to state-of-the-art instructional and research labs that offer fascinating study and research possibilities. They include:

  • Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Design Laboratory
  • Speech, Music and Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Texas Environmental Observatory
  • Vision, Robotics and Control Systems Laboratory
  • Wireless Systems and Sensor Networks Laboratory

Working closely with faculty members, you can conduct groundbreaking research in a wide range of areas from artificial intelligence to data fusion and very-large-scale integration design. Our faculty are experienced and skilled scholars and researchers. They've helped students earn prestigious scholarships from NASA's Aeronautics Scholarship Program, which includes two years of financial support and a summer internship at a NASA research center.

Students who choose to live on campus have the opportunity to join our Living Learning Community, which brings together engineering majors to enhance academic and social experiences.

You're encouraged to join the UNT chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers or National Society of Black Engineers. Joining these organizations can lead to internship opportunities.

Our degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410-347-7700).

What to expect

While pursuing your degree, you'll study electronics, control systems, communication systems, computer systems, very-large-scale integration design, electromagnetics and signal processing.

You'll also develop a global outlook on the profession through a one-year sequence of business and marketing courses. Other courses will focus on art, management, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, engineering ethics and professionalism.

Small classes will allow you to receive personal attention from faculty members and interact closely with your peers.