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Program Highlights

Electrical Engineering Program Highlights

Focusing on applied learning and projects, the Bachelor of Science in engineering, with a concentration in electrical engineering, offers a hands-on, comprehensive education combining engineering, mathematics and applied science in a practice-oriented environment. Study the control, protection and distribution of electrical energy through electromechanical devices, modern electrical power generation, navigational and measuring instruments and other electronic components. In the electrical engineering bachelor’s program, you can also minor in computer engineering, power engineering or instrumentation engineering.

Lead society into the future

Southwest Louisiana is experiencing a surge in technological advancements, energy resources and economic expansion, resulting in a high demand for graduates with electrical engineering degrees. Working with cutting-edge technology, equipment and software, you will learn to design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, components and systems for a variety of industries.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Degree Program: Engineering

Program Length: 4 years (128 credit hours)

Availability: In person

Program overview

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Why should you make McNeese your first choice for an electrical engineering degree?

Financial aid and scholarships:

Nearly 80% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial support to help pay for college, and the average financial aid award is nearly $9,000. With one of the most affordable tuition rates in Louisiana, McNeese not only offers a valuable education but also an affordable one. Learn more about funding opportunities from the Office of Financial Aid.

Industrial-grade facilities:

Featuring a model industrial plant, McNeese offers professionally designed labs that simulate the industrial environment. You can practice techniques using modern tools and equipment found in the field, such as process control instrumentation and programmable logic controller equipment, but on a smaller scale and in a safe environment.

Applied learning:

Experience firsthand what electrical engineers do through McNeese’s robust internship and co-op program with some of the biggest names in industry and business right here in the Lake Area. You will gain practical experience while earning your bachelor’s degree and make connections that could open up full-time job opportunities after graduation.

Undergraduate research:

In the electrical engineering program at McNeese, you can participate in research opportunities that many large, private and public universities typically reserve for graduate students. Work alongside faculty to conduct experiments that replicate and find solutions to real-world problems. You can also apply for grant funding, submit papers or articles for publication and attend academic and professional conferences.

Excellence with a personal touch:

With a wealth of knowledge and professional experience, full-time faculty help undergraduate students along a path to success. Their emphasis on career preparation is highlighted by personal attention and interaction made possible by small class sizes.

Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do With an Electrical Engineering Degree?

Work in a variety of industries associated with electrical utilities, instrumentation or power systems. With a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, you can find jobs in research and development, engineering services, manufacturing, telecommunications or government. Earning a graduate degree may help you qualify for higher level jobs in electrical engineering, such as academia or project management.

Graduate Schools or Programs

  • Master of Engineering – Electrical Engineering

Potential Job Titles or Employers

  • Champion Technology Services
  • Entergy
  • Honeywell
  • Jacobs
  • LyondellBasell
  • ReCon Management
  • Sasol
  • Triad Electric & Controls

Model Industrial Plant

The only institution in the University of Louisiana System with a model industrial plant, McNeese trains electrical engineering majors, as well as industry professionals, on industrial-grade lab equipment, including programmable logic controller, instrumentation and process control equipment.

Student Activities

These are just a few of the opportunities you have to get involved on campus as an electrical engineering major:

  • McNeese Engineering Society, a student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Senior Design Projects

With mentorship from faculty and industry professionals, multidisciplinary teams of engineering students work to solve a real-life problem or need by completing all steps in the design cycle while considering environmental, safety, economic and societal factors. Students present designs to faculty and industry mentors, as well as the their peers.

Electrical Engineering

Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering

Not sure if the electrical engineering program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Program Contact

Dr. Matthew Aghili – Department Head
337-475-5854
eecs@mcneese.edu