Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering provides the technological foundation for the modern information society. Almost every technological advance made today can be traced to the work of electrical engineers. Electrical engineers design the micro integrated circuits (IC's) that are fueling the explosion in electronic devices and telecommunication networks. Examples of new and exciting technologies under development by electrical engineers are:

  • Novel wireless communication technologies such as LTE
  • Sensors with applications ranging from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to environmental monitoring
  • Guidance systems for aircraft and missiles
  • Radars for weather prediction and monitoring

Electrical Engineering at GW

GW's electrical engineering program focuses on signal processing; communication theory and practice; voice, data, video and multimedia communication networks; very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design and applications; and control systems. Students can take electives in advanced topics, such as optical networks, broadband wireless networks, and technologies for the next generation of information systems.

Our department's modern curriculum is complemented by well-staffed and well-equipped laboratories. Students are required to work on real-world projects throughout their education and complete a capstone design sequence with real-world design experience.


Students majoring in electrical engineering may elect to study one of the following options offered by the Department. Please click on any of the program options below to find its complete curriculum.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Energy Option

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Medical Preparation Option

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Combined 5-Year B.S. and M.S. Degrees in the ECE Department

Minor in Electrical Engineering

For information on ECE course descriptions, please refer to the GW Bulletin.