Most new products today depend on electronics and software, so electrical and computer engineers are involved in virtually all areas of manufacturing and development. They do work such as medical imaging, designing new computer chips, developing advanced robotic control systems, and creating new generations of wireless communication devices.

Why Study at Iowa?

The BSE in electrical engineering is one of six Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the College of Engineering, which offers excellent opportunities for students to participate in research, internships, study abroad, and student organizations.

Course Work

Focus areas in electrical engineering are highly individualized. You will work with your adviser to develop a focus area tailored to your own interests. Review Electrical Engineering in the UI General Catalog for more details.

Admission Requirements

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Student Opportunities

In addition to nearly 500 Student Organizations, Iowa students choose from multiple Living-Learning Communities, Study Abroad Programs, and Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Engineering students may enjoy the People in Engineering Living-Learning Community or the Be WISE: Women in Science and Engineering Living-Learning Community in the residence halls.


Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.


The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid are great resources for students seeking scholarships.

Application Process

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Apply to the College of Engineering.


Electrical Engineering (BSE)
Honors Courses
Four-Year Graduation Plan
Selective Admission