Discover Electrical Engineering


Electrical engineering is a broad field that encompasses a wide range of topics such as communication systems, automatic control systems, energy conversion, digital signal processing and integrated circuits. Students pursuing an electrical engineering degree are taught fundamentals that allow them to understand their area of concentration as well as grasp general engineering concepts. This broad understanding of engineering allows electrical engineers to communicate their ideas to others in their field and adapt to rapidly changing technology.

Throughout their time at Pacific, students work with a faculty mentor to develop a curriculum plan based around their interests and skills. Whether it’s renewable energy systems or motor control, electrical engineering electives provide avenues for exploration within this broad, dynamic field.

Pacific's electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Earn While You Learn

Pacific is the only West Coast university where Cooperative (CO-OP) Education is required and built into the electrical engineering curriculum. As part of the electrical engineering program, students complete a two academic term, paid CO-OP working in industry and earn an average of $3,700 a month. These professional experiences are crucial in giving students a competitive edge in the engineering job market  after graduation. 

A Master's Degree In Half The Time

Students enrolled in the electrical engineering program may also concurrently pursue a Master of Science in Engineering Science (MSES) degree. This blended program allows students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years.

Turning Theory Into Practice

Students in our engineering programs have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, student competitions and projects. All electrical engineering students complete a team-oriented, multidisciplinary senior design project, which provides students an opportunity to apply engineering fundamentals and design methods to the solution of a real-life problem. Pacific’s electrical engineering laboratories provide hands-on experience with circuits, test equipment, microcontrollers, robots, control systems, energy conversion, power electronics  and the latest software.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Through their careers in electrical engineering or related profession, Pacific graduates are expected to demonstrate the following within a few years of earning their Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering:

  • Competency in the electrical engineering profession via promotion to positions of increasing responsibility, publications, and/or conference presentations
  • Adaptability to new developments in science and technology by successfully completing or pursuing graduate education in engineering or related fields, or participating in professional development and/or industrial training courses

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, graduates will have:

  1.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Enrollment Awarded Degrees
Fall 2018 39 --
2017-2018 38 9
2016-2017 48 16
2015-2016 59 13
2014-2015 53 8
2013-2014 61 14

Coming Soon

The 2020-21 SOECS-Specific Scholarship Application Period opens January 31, 2021 and closes April 1, 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Visit https://pacific.academicworks.com
  • Sign in using your Pacific Net ID and Password
  • Complete the General Application
  • Complete the Conditional SOECS Application
  • Choose "Apply" for any recommended scholarship opportunities based on your responses and academic profile.  Please read the scholarship criteria carefully to confirm that you are qualified BEFORE you apply.
  • You will need to upload an unoffical transcript.

ANY ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Maryam H. Dashti Endowed Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                 Merit Based; first preference for student from Kuwait; second preference for student from Gulf States Region; third preference for international student
B.G. Glenn A Goddard Veteran's Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, currently serving in a military reserve program, honorably discharged veteran, or participant in ROTC program.
Robert L. Heyborne Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, full-time undergraduate student, minimum 3.0 GPA, Junior/Senior standing preferred
George and Sue Schroeder Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate School of Engineering & Computer Science student, Minimum 3.2 GPA
Paul M. Sensibaugh Engineering Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, preference for students who have graduated or transferred from San Joaquin County Schools
Louise Stark Endowed Scholarship for Women Engineers Need Based, Undergraduate Female, Good Academic Standing, minimum 2.5 GPA

 

ANY ENGINEERING MAJOR
 

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Hamma Fund Scholar (administered by Dean's Office)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Merit Based, last two semesters of Undergrad Program with goal of enrolling in Master's Program at Pacific, Member of Tau Beta Pi (Award covers 1 fiscal year of graduate school, including books)
Minority Engineering Endowed Scholarship Need Based, Preference for African American or other underrepresented ethnicity
Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Need Based, full-time Engineering major, minimum 3.0 GPA

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MAJORS ONLY
 

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Aisin Electronic Endowed Scholarship                                                                                                                                               Need Based, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Full-time Student, preference for interest in manufacturing                 
Angel Tejada in the CTC building.
Class of 2019
Angel Tejada

"My ultimate goal is to contribute toward humanity by making an impact on the way people live their lives. I know I can achieve this goal by pursuing work in the electronics industry." 

We Are Electrical Engineers

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