Electrical Engineering

The Penn State Department of Electrical Engineering, established in 1893, is among the oldest in the nation and recognized for its excellent undergraduate and graduate programs. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Approximately 450 students (juniors and seniors) are enrolled in the undergraduate program, and about 240 students in the graduate program, with two thirds pursuing doctoral degrees. We have 44 professional faculty.

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:

  • Biomedical devices and systems
  • Communications, information theory and coding over networked systems
  • Control and decision systems
  • Data science and artificial intelligence
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic materials and devices
  • Integrated circuits and systems
  • Optical materials, devices, and systems
  • Power and energy systems
  • Remote sensing and space systems
  • Signal and image processing


The Penn State Department of Electrical Engineering is dedicated to the education of our students and to conducting cutting edge research for the benefit of society.

We promote a culture of equity and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students and a commitment to the Penn State values.

We provide a quality education in electrical engineering as well as in computer engineering and computer science for our students and instill in them the attitude, values, and vision that will prepare them for a lifetime of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers.

We generate new knowledge through research that transcend scientific and engineering disciplines, 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.

We serve professional societies, government, and industry to advance effective knowledge exchange and the educational mission of the university.


The Department of Electrical Engineering will be recognized as a leader in promoting learning, discovery, and innovation within and beyond conventional academic disciplines, and in providing current and future engineers, educators, and researchers a diverse and welcoming environment as they develop an understanding of technical, societal, and environmental challenges and the training and tools to address them.



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


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Department of Electrical Engineering