Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Be an Electrical Engineer

Students with a circuit board
What is Electrical Engineering?

What do electrical engineers do? Find out more about this exciting career.

ABET Accreditation
The B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Electrical engineers helped invent the computer, satellite communications, cellular phones, microchips and solar name just a few technological advances. In UNL's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, you'll learn to make further remarkable contributions to our world.

You'll join a challenging academic program with opportunities to study abroad, get involved in student clubs and organizations, and work side-by-side with our experienced faculty on their research. You'll learn engineering basics and can specialize in a specific area of interest, gaining skills and knowledge that future employers notice and value.

For your career, you could some day work for industrial organizations, public and private utilities, the communications and computer industry, governmental and education institutions, and consulting engineering firms.

This major is offered in Lincoln and in Omaha (on our campus at PKI).

Program Highlights

Electrical engineers focus on production, transmission, and utilization of electrical energy and the transmission and processing of information.

Degrees offered include B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Faculty expertise falls generally within the following areas: electronic materials, nanotechnology, optical systems, communications, biomedical applications, signal processing, microelectronics design, energy systems, and electromagnetics. 

Internship and co-op opportunities are available from state, regional, national and international companies. International study and research experiences are also possible. Research projects include a partnership with the City of Lincoln to establish and monitor traffic signals powered by sustainable (wind and solar) energy sources.

Students benefit from an excellent senior design experience.

Our Facilities

Electrical engineering classrooms, labs and offices are clustered in the Link and Scott Engineering Center at UNL’s City Campus. Facilities include the Laser and Optics Laboratory, Renewable Energy Laboratory with a Solar Panel Array and Wind Turbine, Integrated Circuit (VLSI) Design Laboratory and CAD Tools, Communications Laboratory and Signal Processing Laboratory.