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Electrical Engineering

Develop a fundamental understanding of sophisticated electrical and electronic circuits and systems while exploring multidisciplinary design and programming to create new systems in a range of industries from health care to energy and entertainment.

Electrical Engineering – B.S. in Electrical Engineering; Minor 

Electrical engineering graduates are key contributors at the frontier of science and engineering, using physics, electronics and electromagnetism to work with everything from nanotechnology to smart grids, inside human bodies to deep outer space. The Montana State electrical engineering program emphasizes hands-on laboratory work from EELE 101 through graduation. Electrical engineering students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and software, including electrical systems, advanced digital design, communications, control systems and even a fully functional microfabrication clean room facility. Needless to say, Montana State electrical engineering graduates have a great reputation for confidence and effectiveness in engineering design, analysis and troubleshooting.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also offers a non-teaching minor in Electrical Engineering that provides interested students with an introductory understanding of electrical circuits, electronics, and properties of signals. 


"I had no idea there was this whole side of electrical engineering related to neuroscience. I was blown away."
Hammad Khan '19, a student using electrical engineering to study how brain cells grow and communicate in order to develop treatments for degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.


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Out of This World Experiences
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science students at Montana State have helped to create 9 satellites launched into space by NASA.

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Fund Your Education
Approximately 80% of returning Electrical and Computer Engineering students receive merit- or need-based scholarships.

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Secure Your Future
Career placement for Montana State Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates is virtually 100%.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Electrical Engineering students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Digital Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Power Systems

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.