Learn at The Citadel School of Engineering, one of the top-25 ranked engineering programs in the nation and at the top institution in the Southeast. You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and enter a field where the median annual salary is $100,000+.
Electrical engineering is the design, building and maintenance of electrical control systems, machinery and equipment. Some electrical engineering concerns are also found in mechanical and civil engineering.
Electrical engineers work in transport networks, lighting, heating, ventilation, lift systems, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, manufacturing and construction. You will elaborate project plans, estimate project timescales and costs, manage the work of technicians and craftspeople, test installations, analyse data and ensure that health and safety regulations are met.
Typical employers for electrical engineers are consultancies, the Civil Service or government, telecommunication, engineering, computing, construction, energy, manufacturing, transport and utilities companies and the armed forces. As computer and mobile technology is developing, they become the main areas where more electrical engineers are wanted. But you can also choose to work on a freelance basis.
(Information obtained and adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Times Higher Education, and U.S. News & World Report)
Cadets at The Citadel are classified academically as freshmen (4A,4B), sophmores (3A,3B), juniors (2A,2B), or seniors (1A,1B) according to the progress they have made toward meeting course requirements for their designated academic majors.
These academic classifications are based on the number of hours earned at The Citadel or transferred to The Citadel from another college or through Advanced Placement (AP) or the College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP). For example, to be classified as a second-semester sophomore (3B) as an Electrical Engineering major the cadet must have earned at least 45 credit hours at The Citadel or through transfers.