Engineering, the application of science to design systems and structures, is a dynamic field with limitless growth potential. Boston is an engineering hub: The intellectual powerhouse of Kendall Square – home to a thriving start-up culture as well as offices of tech giants like Google and Yahoo– attracts top-tier engineering and biotech talent every year.
Electrical engineers, who focus on circuits and currents, are the people who make your iPads, HD TVs, and smartphones. Notably, our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which ensures that your degree gets respect. As part of this approved curriculum, you’ll have the chance to focus on five key areas of specialization:
- Analog Circuits
- Digital Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Signal Processing
Smart grid, wind and solar energy, electric cars—all will change the way power is transmitted, distributed and utilized in the next decade. The pressing need to upgrade the country's aging power grid, coupled with projections that up to 50% of electric utility engineers will be eligible to retire in the next five years, means a stronger potential market for electrical engineers than ever before. To address these critical national needs, the Suffolk electrical engineering program has worked with our partners in the electric power industry to emphasize power concepts throughout our curriculum so that graduates of our program are ready to meet the challenges. As a result, we have students who are recipients of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarships and intern in the electric power industry.
Technology and Science Initiative (TaSI)
Through TaSI, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with Suffolk professors and local engineering professionals on research projects. Current students are working on building solar-powered offices, examining the thermal environment of tidal mussels, and designing sensing systems for robotic awareness.
A Network of Gifted Graduates
Suffolk has a track record of placing students at top-tier graduate schools and companies. A few examples:
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Boston University
- University of California – Davis
- Analog Devices
- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- The Army Corp of Engineers