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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a broad field that includes power systems, control systems, microelectronics, microprocessors, computer networks, telecommunications (wire, wireless, satellite and fiber optic), remote sensing, signal processing, neural networks, medical devices, optics (electro-optics, optoelectronics and photonics) and other emerging technologies. The minor in Electrical Engineering is intended for students who major in related fields and are interested in learning Electrical Engineering to enhance their major.

Why Saint Martin's University?

Engineering at Saint Martin’s is growing. An exemplary faculty and strong focus on the undergraduate experience is being coupled with new infrastructure and new technology. Cebula Hall (built in 2013) --  home to the School of Engineering -- is the most energy efficient building with LEED Platinum Certification in the Western Hemisphere. Engineering students are exposed to a broad range of topics that give them the facility to adapt to an ever-changing professional environment.


The variety of an electrical engineer’s work can range from the smallest integrated circuit to power systems that cover entire states. Because of the broad nature of the field, electrical engineers are involved in a wide range of engineering design projects and they must be able to employ knowledge from other disciplines in electrical engineering designs. They must also be prepared to support engineers in other disciplines. As we progress through the 21st century, the technology that surrounds us will continue to expand and electrical engineers are leading the way.

For a complete list of professional applications, visit What Can I Do With This Major?. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Center for Career and Calling.

Electrical Engineering Requirements

Required courses (7 credit hours) 

  • EE/ME 316: Mechatronics and Measurement Lab
  • EE/ME 345: Mechatronics
  • CSC 101 or 180: Introduction to Computer Science or Introduction to Programming

Approved elective courses (11 credit hours)

  • EE 458: Electronics I
  • EE 477: Embedded Computing in Electromechanical Systems
  • ME 370: Systems Analysis and Design
  • EE 433: Photovoltaics Systems Engineering
  • ME 454: Robotics and Automation
  • EE 488: Electromechanical Machines
  • EE 497: Directed Study

Electrical Engineering at a Glance

Program Type
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
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Interested in transferring to Saint Martin’s?

Contact our transfer admissions counselors today: tbaker@stmartin.edu or cgordon@stmartin.edu. Scholarships are available.

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Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering

The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering seeks to provide our graduates with an education that will prepare them for successful careers in engineering practice and serve as preparation for advanced graduate studies, all while keeping with our Benedictine tradition as the guiding principle.

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