B.S. in Electrical Engineering Degree

Department Location

West Campus
West Building, 3rd Floor, Section B
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825

Program Director

Tolga Kaya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tel: 203-396-6589

Contact Us

Karen Scinto
Office Assistant
Tel: 203-396-8077

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Why Earn Your Electrical Engineering Degree at Sacred Heart?

Students assembling a droneYou’ll learn the technical skills you need to become a proficient electrical engineer, and develop the communication and business skills necessary to build a thriving career.

As an electrical engineer,  you’ll learn to design, build, and maintain electrical and electronic systems, which ranges from large-scale power systems to smart home devices. Starting in your first year, you can begin gaining real-life experience with an industry-supported research position within our MakerSpace -- SHU’s open lab space where students explore, invent, and discover.

The electrical engineering degree program will begin in Fall of 2019. Sacred Heart meets all requirements and will apply for ABET accreditation upon graduation of the first student from the program; accreditation will be retroactive.

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In the electrical engineering program, you will: 

  • Reinforce your technical knowledge through presentation and outreach opportunities
  • Be part of on-campus innovation at our MakerSpace, AI lab, and cybersecurity lab
  • Have multiple opportunities to participate in an internship or mentorship
  • Join innovative electrical engineering courses, where immersive learning, participation, and community outreach are at the core of each sessions.
  • Benefit from an electrical engineering program housed under the College of Business
  • Participate in interdisciplinary research opportunities

Graduate prepared for a career or further study

With your electrical engineering degree, you can pursue an electrical engineering job as a:

  • Technology company consultant
  • Circuits and applications engineer
  • Systems engineer and specialist
  • Power distribution manager
  • Telecommunications expert

As an electrical engineer, you’ll be prepared to work in various fields, including:

  • Alternative energy
  • Power distribution
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Automation

Apply now

The program starts in Fall of 2019. Applications are currently being accepted.

There are currently 1,500 Electrical Engineering job postings within 100 miles of Sacred Heart University. Numerous internships and co-op positions are also available.

SHU is the only university in Connecticut where engineering is hosted under business school, which has shown significant advantages on the job prospects.

More Information

For more information about the electrical engineering degree, contact Professor Kaya at 203-396-6589 or via email.