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BSc Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering degree from Portland State University will provide you with a background in the electrical sciences. You will gain the skills necessary for employment in the electrical engineering field.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

We have a vibrant community of students and faculty from all walks of life. We are proud to be the home of many cultures with a dedication to excellence and developing technologies for the benefit of society. There are many areas of overlap with the computer engineering program. Students in the Electrical Engineering degree from Portland State University are able to collaborate with each other and to interact with the faculty in each area.

The proximity to the tech industry sets us apart from other computer engineering programs. Portland State University is in the heart of the “Silicon Forest”, where large companies and small startups call Portland home. All students collaborate with a local company as part of their senior capstone course. They create projects involving electric vehicles and smart cars, GPS receivers for satellites, and protection of the power grid. These projects all have real-world applications. There are also opportunities to complete internships and gain industry experience before graduating.


The alumni graduate with jobs in the computer engineering industry. They work as:

  • electrical engineers
  • product development engineers
  • systems engineers
  • integration engineers
  • analog engineers

The alumni can be found working at companies like Portland General Electrical, Bonneville Power Administration, Daimler Trucks, Intel, Apple, Boeing, Tektronix, and Interface Engineering

Many of our students go on to graduate programs, researching topics such as:

  • environmental monitoring and sensing
  • wind and ocean renewable power generation applications
  • machine learning
  • biomedical signal processing
  • wireless communications
  • integrated circuit design
  • intelligent robotics

Courses Included

  • Exploring Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Computation
  • Engineering Programming
  • Digital Circuits
  • Digital Systems
  • Design Processes
  • Project Development
  • Electric Circuit Analysis
  • Signals and Systems