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Electrical Engineering


So much of the modern world bears the signature of electrical engineering. It’s no surprise, then, that demand for electrical engineers continues to outstrip the number of qualified EE graduates entering the workforce. SVSU’s four-year nationally accredited Electrical Engineering program has a hard-earned reputation for sending qualified, driven, and well-prepared graduates into the job market and on to top-tier graduate schools. Attribute this to the five qualified and experienced full-time faculty who stay up-to-date, involved in research, and connected to the profession. Immersed in a rigorous curriculum, students build a strong foundation in related sciences, encountering areas such as digital controls, power systems, electronics, and robotics. Students also gain communication and leadership skills, including cultural, social, and international awareness. In addition to laboratory work and other hands-on projects, students complete a capstone project encompassing all aspects of their electrical engineering knowledge and practical experience. If you like solving problems, improving existing things, and developing new ones, the SVSU Electrical Engineering program may be for you.

Cardinal Points

  • The Electrical Engineering (EE) program at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  • The EE curriculum is noted for the hands-on lab and design experiences. Design is integrated throughout the curriculum and culminates in a major design experience.


  • SVSU ECE students have a unique opportunity to share their knowledge and hands-on experience through community outreach projects such as SVSU Go Baby Go, where a ride-on car is redesigned for special needs kids in Great Lakes Bay Region in collaboration with ISD Bay Arenac.


  • Undergraduate students actively participate in student organizations and compete in national and international challenges such as NASA Robotic Mining and Trinity Firefighting Robot Competitions.


  • SVSU undergraduate students engage in research projects with ECE faculty and have published peer-reviewed articles in IEEE, ACM, ASEE and SPIE conference and journals.


In the Electrical Engineering program at SVSU, you will build a foundation in related sciences such as Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Mechanical Engineering and Physics. You will gain communication skills, leadership qualities, cultural, social and international awareness through required general education courses and in the engineering classrooms. The EE core curriculum provides you with a foundation in electronic circuits (analog and digital), electrical machines, electromagnetic fields, microprocessors, control systems (analog and digital), computers, power, digital signal processing, communications and mechanical engineering. You will hone in on your EE focus by selecting up to four senior-level technical elective courses, which include: Instrumentation, Linear Systems, Power Electronics, Modern Control System Design, Robot Dynamics & Control and Computer Applications in Power Systems. The EE curriculum is noted for the hands-on lab and design experiences. Design is taught and integrated throughout the curriculum and culminates in a major design experience. You will complete a capstone design project over a two-course sequence (ECE 497 and ECE 499) incorporating all aspects of the design process, from project planning, feasibility studies and technical report writing to prototype construction and project documentation.

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Key Electives

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Complementary Majors

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017 the median salary for electrical engineers with a Bachelor’s degree was $97,970. Working in analysis, design, manufacturing, testing, and R&D, in companies like General Motors, The Dow Chemical Company, and Wineman Technology, electrical engineering graduates from SVSU have found employment as applications engineer, test engineer, product engineer, among many others.

Our Students After Graduation...


Consumers Energy
General Motors Company
Ford Motor Company
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Graduate Programs

Michigan Technological University
Michigan State University
University of Michigan

Career Opportunities

Systems Engineer
Product Engineer
Test Engineer
Integrated Circuit Design
Fabrication Engineer

Cardinal Successes

The stories below offer insight into how our students have turned their SVSU education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Go Baby Go Project

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Sarah Albanawi Electrical Engineering Student

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