Electrical Engineering Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Electrical Engineering Degree

The electrical engineering program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers in computer systems design, embedded systems design, distributed systems design, network systems design, wireless systems design, and more. The program focuses on mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of electrical, electronic, and related communications systems. Program courses include: communication systems and their components, electrical power generation systems, superconductors, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer electrical engineering degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WVU has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree43
Master's Degree32

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male60
Female15

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic1
White41
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien30

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Electrical Engineering program at West Virginia University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, architectural and engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.0% from 2014 to 2024

Aerospace Engineers

Description

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Electrical Engineers

Description

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, electrical engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 1.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.81
    • Average Annual Salary: $82800

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

Description

Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, electronics engineers, except computer employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.4% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Electrical Engineering Programs in West Virginia

Electrical Engineering programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Electrical Engineering (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007