Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Major

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 ABET. See 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

Power Engineering Concentration

If you’re interested in the high-demand electrical power industry, we offer an optional concentration in power engineering. There is a growing demand for new power engineers as more renewable energy and sustainable energy options are available or being developed. Courses include topics in energy generation, power quality and energy savings. We also require a senior design project relating to the power industry.

Our department has a student branch of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.  

Courses You’ll Take