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Engineering Program: Electrical Engineering Concentration

  • Available as accredited Bachelors of Science in engineering major (B.S.E degree) with electrical engineering concentration

    Join the growing and successful body of Olivet engineering alumni and take your place as a future electronics innovator.

  • Control systems. Electronics. Digital logic. Programming. Electricity and magnetism. Computer circuits. Electronics are present in nearly every part of our daily lives. Because of this, electrical engineers are in high demand.

    As an Olivet engineering major with an electrical engineering concentration, you will gain deep and practical knowledge on how these concepts apply to the design of products or systems.

    As an engineering student at Olivet, you can:

    • Study circuits and signal processing, communications systems and digital electronic circuits.
    • Design and conduct experiments, while learning to analyze and interpret data.
    • Learn to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Gain skills in identifying, formulating and solving engineering problems.
    • Grasp the importance of professional and ethical responsibility.
    • Practice and develop the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Benefit from small class sizes and flexible access to engineering faculty.
    • Be part of a technology mission team to directly assist people in developing nations with their electrical challenges to help address their needs in a tangible way.
    • Tap into a large and growing engineering alumni network with opportunities for dynamic summer internships in the electrical engineering field.

    As an engineer with an electrical engineering concentration, you will have the opportunity to develop products and systems, such as:

    • Electrical power generation
    • Distribution systems
    • Wireless devices
    • Radio and television broadcast and receiving equipment
    • Worldwide telephone and related communications systems
    • Microelectronics and microprocessors
    • Computers and their networks

    You can generate systems that carry telephone, computer, facsimile, television and email to virtually every point on the planet by using optical fiber cables, microwave stations, cellular networks and satellites.

    You can work in electronics-based industries — radio, television, computer, consumer electronics, automobile and aerospace — as well as other industries that utilize a network system or program robotic equipment.


    If you:

    • like to fix things yourself
    • stand over the shoulder of a repair person and ask questions while he/she is working
    • are inquisitive and analytical
    • tend to be a perfectionist
    • welcome the challenge of applying your knowledge in practical situations
    • are hungry for information about latest developments in technology
    • are described by others as self-motivated and self-disciplined

    Then a career as an electrical engineer is for you!

    Possible careers and career fields for engineering (electrical engineering concentration) include: designers, product and system testers, researchers, sales, manufacturing, industrial operations, oil companies, railroads, public utility plants, electrical energy plants, energy distribution power grids, consumer products, automation (working together with mechanical and computer engineers)

    Engineering is part of the Department of Engineering within the School of Professional Studies.

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  • Electrical engineers are in high demand. Choose to work in electronics-based industries or any other industry that uses network systems or program robotic equipment.

  • Department Faculty

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    Robert Allen

    Joseph Makarewicz

    Shane Ritter

    Joseph Schroeder

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