Electrical Engineering

The Penn State Department of Electrical Engineering, established in 1893, is among the largest, oldest and the most innovative in the nation. This department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Approximately 540 students are enrolled in the undergraduate program, and about 220 students are enrolled in the graduate program, with more than two thirds pursuing doctoral degrees. We have 41 professional faculty, including 15 IEEE fellows.

We offer 90 courses from first-year to graduate level, encompassing all areas of electrical engineering. We also have a vibrant research program, at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Faculty and students are engaged in courses and research in the following fields:

  • Communications and Networking
  • Control Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Optical Materials and Devices
  • Power Systems
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Remote Sensing and Space Systems


The Department of Electrical Engineering will be a leader in promoting learning, discovery and innovation, and in providing current and future engineers, educators and researchers with an understanding of technical and societal challenges and the training and tools to address them.


To provide a quality education in Electrical Engineering for our students and to instill in them the attitude, values, and vision that will prepare them for a lifetime of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers. To generate new knowledge through research, utilize such knowledge to improve quality of life, and facilitate technology transfer for the benefit of the State of Pennsylvania, our nation, and the global community.

Contact Us


The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering