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Electrical Engineering

Advancing the world through electronic innovation

Electrical Engineering is a field that applies the discoveries of science to the design and creation of electrical systems, devices, and components that are safe, reliable, and practical. In our electrical engineering program, you’ll learn to imagine and design electrical systems, devices and components that improve everyday life and solve complex problems in industry, government and society.

Driven by Gonzaga’s mission to advance the greater good, we focus on developing electrical engineers who are prepared to better the world not only through technology, but also through service to others. Our rigorous program features state-of-the-art laboratories and an entrepreneurial-minded curriculum that challenges you to think big, dream bigger and create boldly.

Best known for our faculty expertise and research in electrical energy/power and wireless communication, we also offer opportunities to specialize in electronics and digital signal processing. Depending on your career goals and interests, you can focus your studies in a number of areas, including:

  • Electrical energy/power: Create solutions for sustainable power generation, power system security, energy storage and battery development.
  • Wireless communications: Search for the best way to transmit and receive information signals through wireless technologies like cell phones, Bluetooth, and NASA communications.
  • Digital signal processing: Explore how to generate, combine and separate digital signals and to use this technology to restore blurred images, obtain pictures from space, and many other applications.
  • Electronics: Design circuits to help develop the next-generation of smart phones, televisions, automobiles, navigation systems, audio players, video games and much more.

Notable Electrical Engineering Zags

Arthur Lane

Arthur Lane ('19)

Selected as a Power & Energy Scholar

This electrical engineering senior has earned a national scholarship award, recognizing excellence in academics, exceptional extracurricular activity, and a desire for a career in the power & distribution field.

J.J. Dorian

JJ Doria ('21, Electrical Engineering)

GU Solar Energy leader

Student's passion for renewable energy inspires action on campus.

engineering faculty

Steve Schenumm

Professor of Electrical Engineering

By day, Dr. Schenumm manages a unique SARL lab. Nights and weekends he plays folk music around the region. (Link opens new window to story by Gonzaga Bulletin)

Gonzaga University's electrical engineering graduates are inventing the future. They are making America better, greener, more competitive, and prosperous.

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