The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Electrical Engineering

Are you a prospective student interested in designing and building the electronic devices and systems that form the building blocks for today’s sophisticated technologies? Electrical engineers use physics, mathematics, and computation principles to shape technologies found in computer, communication, energy, healthcare, smart-city, and transportation systems.  

From smartphones, autonomous vehicles, wearable electronics, and networks ranging from the electric grid to the internet, our students are thinkers and innovators who will shape the future of technology. 

As a student in electrical engineering, you will learn skills such as: 

  • Circuits and electronics 
  • Electromagnetism and electromagnetic fields 
  • Computer programming 
  • Signal processing 
  • Analytical and computational tools for electrical and computer engineering 

Exciting electives to fine-tune your degree include Digital Signal Processing, Communication Systems, Microelectronic Fabrication, Microwave Engineering, Analog Integrated Circuit Design. 


97% of our College of Engineering class of 2019 students reported successful career placement within six months of graduation. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of industries, with placements such as Apple, General Dynamics, and BOSE. 


Undergraduate AdmissionsStudent OrganizationsResearch Centers, Institutes, and ProgramsThe College of Engineering Office of Student AffairsEngineering Career Development and Experiential Learning CenterCollege of Engineering Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Contact / Undergraduate Advisor 

The College of Engineering is dedicated to providing personal guidance and mentoring to all students. For more information or questions about electrical engineering, please contact William Leonard, undergraduate program director, at