Meet Your Major

As an electrical engineering major, 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

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.  

What You’ll Take

This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 128 credits. As part of the overall 128 credit minimum, you must complete the following major and cognate courses or their equivalents.

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

CHM 1110

General Chemistry I

PHY 2211

Physics I
PHY 2212 Physics II

Required Courses, Electrical Engineering

EEN 1001W Introduction to Engineering

EEN 1200

Digital Fundamentals

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 

EEN 4175

Digital Architecture and the Hardware Description Language

EEN 4270

Feedback Circuits

EEN 4960

Design Project I

EEN 4970

Design Project II

Elective Courses (choose eight)

EEN 5555

Power Engineering and Power Quality

EEN 4145

Discrete Time Signals and Systems

EEN 5265

Engineering Management

CSC 3720

Computer Architecture

CSC 5925

Data Communications

CSC 5935

Data Networking

EEN 4705

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

EEN 4715

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
EEN 4750 VLSI Design
EEN 4805 Directed Study
EEN 4815 Directed Study
EEN 5265 Engineering Management