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Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Major

Meet Your Major: Electrical Engineering

As an electrical engineering major, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of everything from microprocessors and communications to electric power and Radio Frequency Identification.

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 Merrimack’s 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 program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

What You’ll Learn

In the electrical engineering major, you will:

  • Gain the knowledge, skills and expertise to become an outstanding electrical engineer.
  • Explore many concepts including 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.
  • Benefit from a solid foundation in calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics and differential equations.
  • Get ample experience building, collaborating and working alongside other students in Merrimack’s state-of-the-art labs.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in internships and co-ops. It’s your chance to get real-world experience at industry leaders like Raytheon, Fidelity Investments, Phillips Medical and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Career Options

Upon successful completion of the electrical engineering program, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue advanced studies or a career in electrical engineering. Positions may include:

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

What You’ll Take

All majors in the electrical engineering major take a combination of required and elective courses to satisfy the bachelor of science degree requirements.

Required Courses

MTH 1505

Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers

MTH 1217

Calculus I

MTH 1218

Calculus II

MTH 2219

Calculus III

MTH 2220

Differential Equations



PHY 2211

Physics I

PHY 2212

Physics II

EEN 1200

Digital Fundamentals

CSC 1610

Programming I

CSC 2051


EEN 2130

Circuit Theory I

EEN 2140

Circuit Theory II

EEN 2270

Embedded Microprocessors

EEN 3130

Linear Signals and Systems

EEN 3210

Electronics I

EEN 3220

Electronics II

EEN 3270

Energy Generation, Conservation and Technology

EEN 3430

Engineering Electromagnetics I

EEN 4270

Feedback Circuits

EEN 4370

Disruptive Technologies

EEN 4750

VLSI Design

EEN 4960

Design Project I

EEN 4970

Design Project II

Elective Courses

Choose a total of 8 credits (two classes) from the following list:

EEN 5865

Data Networking

EEN 5145

Discrete Time Signals and Systems

EEN 5555

Power and Quality Engineering

EEN 4700

Special Topics

EEN 4705

Special Topics

EEN 4800

Independent Study

EEN 4805

Independent Study

CSC 5925

Data Communications

Power Engineering Concentration

Students have the option of adding a Power Engineering concentrationto their degree work, choosing advanced electives from courses such as Data Communications and Data Networking.

More Info

Kathleen Makiver
Academic Program Coordinator
Mendel 102


Jack Adams

Associate Professor & Chair,

Electrical Engineering