Major in Electrical Engineering

As an electrical engineering major at Merrimack, you’ll gain in-depth expertise in the electrical devices and technologies that shape our world, from microprocessors and inductors to radio frequency identification and robotics.

In a collaborative, hands-on environment, you’ll build radar equipment, experiment with microcontrollers and explore many other aspects of electrical engineering. Bonus? Nearly 100 percent of our electrical engineering students find work within two months of graduation — and many commit to jobs before they even graduate.

Our bachelor of science in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABETSee accreditation info.

Electrical Engineering Curriculum Sheet

What You’ll Learn

As an electrical engineering major, you will:

  • Gain the necessary skills and expertise to become an outstanding electrical engineer.
  • Learn the theory and applications of electricity, electronics, electromagnetism, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications.
  • Learn how to design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment, including, motors, machinery controls, lighting, automobiles, aircraft and navigation systems.
  • Develop a solid foundation in calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics and differential equations.
  • Collaborate with other students in Merrimack’s state-of-the-art labs.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in internships and other experiential learning opportunities, or co-ops. It’s your chance to gain real-world experience working for industry leaders like Raytheon, Fidelity Investments, Phillips Medical and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Career Options

As a graduate of our electrical engineering program, you’ll be well equipped to pursue advanced studies or a career in electrical engineering. Possible positions for electrical engineering majors include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Systems analyst


Courses You’ll Take

Electrical Engineering Major Curriculum


Electrical Engineering General Education Requirements

In addition to the major requirements below, you will also need to complete Merrimack’s general education requirements To see more details about the major, please visit

Sample Curriculum Guide

Wondering when you’ll take certain courses? Use the Curriculum Guide—a sample four-year schedule—to get a sense of what your path to graduation looks like.