Why Choose Electrical Engineering?
Exciting, rewarding, challenging, flexible, career-building, making a difference, and giving back to society. These are some of the ways our graduating seniors describe their electrical engineering experience at Lehigh. They know that electrical engineers are, and always will be, at the forefront of technological innovation. From designing operating room equipment, to creating faster ways for computers and individuals to communicate, to controlling airplanes, missiles and satellites, to making transportation vehicles faster and safer, to creating and controlling new renewable sources of energy, to making critical business decisions in the board room, electrical engineers provide the necessary technological leadership to solve tomorrow’s societal problems -- today!
As an electrical engineer, you will find yourself at the center of a great technological revolution with the potential for profound benefits to society. You will employ nanoelectronics, tiny computer chips, and photonic devices to harness clean, alternative sources of energy, create biomedical instrumentation that saves lives, and develop sensor networks that protect the environment and improve the quality of life. Lehigh’s electrical engineering curriculum challenges the brightest and most accomplished students, providing each student with the tools necessary to solve complex problems, not only in technology-related fields, but also in medicine, finance, law and government. A solid foundation in how to think and how to solve multi-disciplinary problems using mathematics, science, and engineering know-how prepares electrical engineers to excel in almost any career.
If you want to make a difference, if you want to use your creativity to solve the latest challenges confronting mankind, be at the pinnacle of the best thinkers in the nation, and truly change the world for the better, then your choice is obvious – earn the title of Lehigh Electrical Engineer!