The University of Akron’s electrical engineering program blends classroom and laboratory work with real-world experience, preparing students for successful careers in industry.

What is Electrical Engineering?

Every aspect of modern life is influenced by electrical engineers. They design and develop systems ranging from massive power grids and global communications networks to tiny integrated circuits inside computers and personal electronics.

Branches of electrical engineering include communications, controls, electromagnetics, electronics, and power systems. Important applications include power generation and distribution, sustainable energy systems, manufacturing automation, aerospace systems, robotics, sensors and instrumentation, imaging systems, and many others.


The electrical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

Admission Requirements

All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in electrical engineering are accepted into the College. If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you. Learn more about how our engineering admissions process works

Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.

How to apply? See step by step details on how to apply to The University of Akron.


Individuals who graduate with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Akron make an average starting salary of $63,706. Our students are working at FirstEnergy, GPD Group, Burns & McDonnell, and PTA Engineering, to name a few.

Curriculum & Courses

For more information:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

ph: 330-972-6487

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