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Electrical Engineering

Saint Louis University's undergraduate major in electrical engineering teaches you to apply your knowledge of mathematics, the sciences and engineering to practical problems. You’ll study electricity and learn the fundamentals of the operation and design of modern electronics, including computers, cell phones, robots and communication satellites.

Major in Electrical Engineering

Two electrical engineering tracks are available at SLU: a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in bioelectronics, which is often chosen by students who plan to attend medical school.

Throughout SLU’s electronic engineering program, your classroom experience will be enhanced with hands-on lab experience as well as small, group-driven projects.

Unlike other universities, at SLU our students begin conducting electrical experiments in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology’s laboratory facilities during their freshman year.

The program also includes a two-semester design sequence in your senior year that offers you major engineering design experience with a focus on professional practice. Independent study on an electrical engineering topic can also be arranged under the direction of a faculty member.

Highlighted Courses

Students who pursue the bioelectronics concentration take courses in biology, chemistry, math and biomedical engineering with coursework in electrical and electronic engineering.

  • ECE 2101: Electrical Circuits
  • ECE 3110: Energy Conversion
  • ECE 3130: Semiconductor Devices
  • ECE 4120: Auto Controls
  • ECE 4140: Electromagnetic Waves
Internships and Careers

While still at SLU, you’ll be encouraged to conduct research with Parks College’s faculty, many of which include stipends funded by the electrical engineering department or grants. Summer research opportunities also exist, both at SLU and at other leading research universities.

Students who graduate with a degree in electrical engineering have a variety of career paths open to them, including industrial or consulting positions, or continuing their education in graduate or professional schools. SLU's electrical engineering alumni are employed at AT&T, Boeing, Emerson Electric, General Motors, Tellabs and in the U.S. Air Force.


Parks College’s low faculty-to-student ratio allows our world-class faculty to inspire our students, feed their curiosity, awaken their minds and instill in them the joy of lifelong learning. Our staff members are also dedicated to student success — every student is known to the faculty and staff by name.

Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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Admission Requirements

A cumulative 3.00 high school GPA is recommended for freshman applicants and 2.70 college GPA for transfer applicants.

We recommend an ACT composite score of 24 or higher (minimums of 22 in English, 24 in mathematics, 22 in reading comprehension and 22 in scientific reasoning), or a SAT composite score of 1160 and a SAT math sub score of 620. (If your SAT scores predate 2016, a SAT composite score of 1100 or higher with a SAT math sub score of 600 will be accepted.)

Fifteen total units of high school work are recommended: three or four units of English; four or more units of mathematics including algebra I and II, geometry and precalculus; three or four units of science including general science, introduction to physical science, earth science, biology, physics or chemistry; two or three units of social sciences including history, psychology or sociology; and three units of electives.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are defined by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The program educational objectives the electrical engineering degree program at Parks College of Saint Louis University are:

  • Our graduates will have acquired advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study in engineering, business, law, medicine or other appropriate fields.
  • Our graduates will have established themselves as practicing engineers in electrical, computer or related engineering fields.
  • Our graduates will be filling the technical needs of society by solving engineering problems using electrical or computer engineering principles, tools, and practices.

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology has identified several objectives:

  • To provide an education with knowledge in mathematics, science and information technology
  • To enhance written and oral communication skills
  • To provide an education of values in the tradition of the Society of Jesus
  • To provide an experience in cultural diversity
  • To provide a capstone experience

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are defined by ABET as the skills that graduates will attain at the time of graduation. Student outcomes are listed below:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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Unique Opportunities

Explore the Bioelectronics Track

Electrical engineering students at SLU can choose our pre-med, bioelectronics track that incorporates elements of health care, bioengineering or biomedical engineering. Graduates use highly sophisticated medical equipment to support researchers, clinicians, physicians and other health care professionals.