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Undergraduate Major Electrical Engineering

Find Your Spark with a Degree in Electrical Engineering

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from SNHU can prepare you for a successful career in a wide variety of fields. Through this program, you'll develop an understanding of the design of small components, and earn experience integrating those components into the vision systems, sensors, controls, and software that bind them to larger systems. You can also learn about both audio and visual signal processing concepts.

SNHU has modeled its engineering programs in accordance with the international CDIO initiative, which stresses engineering fundamentals set in the context of conceiving, designing, implementing and operating real-world systems and products. CDIO is a prominent engineering educational philosophy that’s intended to achieve a fine balance between project-based, hands-on learning and traditional, theory-based engineering education. No matter your interest, the program can help you develop the necessary skills to begin your chosen career.

See Yourself Succeed in Electrical Engineering

No matter your specialization or career goals, the electrical engineering program at Southern New Hampshire University can set you up for future success in the industry. Your education takes place both inside and outside the classroom, and our faculty and staff can help you gain opportunities for experiential learning to put theory into practice.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in electrical engineering at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty members who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and anywhere else you need them.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Program Educational Objectives

The following statements describe the career and professional accomplishments that the BS Electrical Engineering program is preparing graduates to achieve within a few years of graduation:

  • Professional careers in Electrical Engineering or other disciplines utilizing the knowledge and problem-solving skills they developed in the SNHU Electrical Engineering program;
  • Increasing responsibility in technical and/or management areas;
  • Recognition or affirmation from their managers and peers as effective and valued members of their work team;
  • Increasing discernment and sensitivity in the consideration of global and societal contexts and consequences when making engineering decisions;
  • Expansion of their professional, personal, and interpersonal skills and engagement in lifelong learning activities, including post-graduate education for some graduates;
  • Involvement with professional and other service activities that contribute to industry and society.

Internships & Outcomes

An electrical engineering degree from Southern New Hampshire University can put you in an excellent position to succeed in a variety of different industries. Whether you’re interested in telecommunications and networking, computer hardware, aerospace, automotive, medical instrumentation or other industries, you may possess the skills and knowledge needed to impress prospective employers.

The engineering industry often requires understanding of multiple disciplines, and the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to teaching at SNHU allows you to explore additional skill sets that may be helpful to you in the future. Whether it comes in the form of collaborating with aeronautical or mechanical engineering students or seeking out job and internship opportunities, the faculty and staff at SNHU can help you build the skills that you need to succeed in your future career.

The 2019 median annual wage for electrical engineers was $98,530.* According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest employers of electrical engineers in 2018* were:

  • Engineering services: 19%
  • Electric power generation, transmission and distribution: 9%
  • Navigational, measuring, electromedical and control instruments manufacturing: 7%
  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences: 6%
  • Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing: 5%

Program Outcomes

The following statements describe what students are expected to know and be able to do upon completion of the BS Electrical Engineering program:

  1. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and social contexts.
  5. Ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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Campus Undergraduate Costs

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

Student and graduate data can be found below:

Program Enrollments (Fall 2020)
Electrical Engineering (BS): 19

Graduates (Academic Year 2020-2021)
Electrical Engineering (BS): 2

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm (viewed May 27, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.