Department of Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers are involved in the design, manufacture and operation of everything electrical, from microprocessors and communications to electric power and Radio Frequency Identification.
Opportunities range from building hardware such as radar equipment to interfacing between software and hardware using microprocessors. Virtually every major industry employs electrical engineers.
Merrimack’s first-year iTEC program (Innovation Through Engineering and Computing) provides best practices for student support throughout their first year and is funded by a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
Merrimack’s Robotics Team competed in the NASA Mars Rover competition Summer 2015.
To graduate outstanding electrical engineers within a challenging and inspiring learning environment while actively contributing to the College and to local and professional communities. The Program Mission, Outcomes, and Objectives can be found here.
Electrical Engineering at Merrimack
Our B.S. in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org. Our classes are small, with faculty dedicated to teaching and mentoring which facilitates active learning in lectures and laboratory courses. Our curriculum specializes in electrical and computer engineering, mathematics and science.
Internship and Cooperative Education
Over 90% of Merrimack EE students have work experience by the time they graduate. Co-op offers many opportunities for EEs, along with the increased likelihood of job offers upon graduation due to strong resumes reflecting work experience. Raytheon and National Grid are examples of locations where our cooperative education students work full time.
To accommodate students who work full time in industry, our department schedules some EE classes at 4:00 p.m or later.