Medical imaging, designing new computer chips, developing advanced robotic control systems, and creating new generations of wireless communication devices.
Electrical engineering is at the core of many technologies that we take for granted, including wireless communication, electrical power, consumer electronics, digital computing, computer software, computer networks, automatic controls, medical imaging, remote sensing, and the miniature devices that make all of these technologies possible.
Electrical 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.
Engineering student organizations, fraternities and sororities, and national honorary societies offer many opportunities to develop your leadership skills and abilities.
The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college.
Apply early for scholarships. The College of Engineering offers Engineering First-Year Scholarships as well as many other scholarship opportunities for sophomore, junior, and senior students. To learn more, visit College of Engineering Scholarships.
Iowa's electrical engineering program provides graduates with scientific and technical knowledge and equips them with problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills that will serve them throughout their careers. The program emphasizes a broad education in electrical engineering fundamentals and the opportunity for in-depth learning through elective focus areas.
Focus areas in electrical engineering are highly individualized and may include acquiring technical depth in one or more electrical engineering areas, completion of a minor in a relevant area, earning a technical entrepreneurship certificate, or pursuit of an interdisciplinary experience. You'll work with your adviser to develop a focus area tailored to your own interests and career objectives.
Review Electrical Engineering in the UI General Catalog for more details.