Electrical Engineering Degree | Montana Tech
Electrical Engineering degree at Montana Tech

Electrical Engineering

Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to earn an electrical engineering salary through the ABET-accredited electrical engineering bachelor’s degree at Montana Tech. Bring your love of mathematics and drive to succeed to an electrical engineering degree that includes courses in grid stability, grid modeling, power protection, and instrumentation and controls.

You’ll learn from industry-experienced — and connected — Montana Tech faculty who are passionate about helping you succeed in electrical engineering, the world’s largest engineering discipline. Nearly all of your courses include a lab component taught by registered professional engineers who hold the highest degree in the field. You’ll be prepared for electrical engineering careers or to pursue your master’s in electrical engineering at Montana Tech.

World-class Electrical Engineering Labs

Learn to make electric power safer, more dependable, and more economical through four state-of-the-art and fully equipped power-system laboratories in Montana Tech’s Natural Resource Research Center (NRRC). Thanks to a $1.5 million pledge in cash and equipment from the Pullman, Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), the NRRC will house a protection lab, energy conversion lab, a power plant/systems lab, and a training and learning lab. SEL, which serves customers in 162 countries, is a top employer of Montana Tech graduates.

Electrical Engineering Internships

Build on the fundamentals in electrical engineering through hands-on electrical engineering internships. Most students earning an electrical engineering degree at Montana Tech take electrical engineering internships in their sophomore and junior summers for power, mining, oil, and consulting companies in Butte, Montana, and all over the nation and the world.

Exceptional Location

Live and learn in Butte, an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. With six mountain ranges surrounding campus, two national parks, and five nearby rivers for weekend adventures, you’ll benefit from an ideal location to earn your bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electricity is used to efficiently transport energy and information. Harnessing electricity for the benefit of humankind is the job of electrical engineers. They design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment. The job is extremely important — and in demand — since all information is delivered using electricity as the delivery medium. Electricity in homes and institutions increases lifespans, enhances food availability, and improves medical care and the quality of life.

Hands-On Learning Environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
Bachelors & Masters of Science
Bachelors & Masters of Science

Why Study Electrical Engineering at Montana Tech?

With a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll get to know your professors in electrical engineering — and they’ll get to know you. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside them on groundbreaking research that works to solve challenging real-life problems in electrical engineering. For example, Montana Tech played a key role in developing a game-changer smart-grid system that won a prestigious R&D 100 Award, known as the “Oscars of invention.” The award put Montana Tech in the big leagues of research and development players, such as MIT and Stanford.

hands-on learning in electrical engineering

Have fun while you study electrical engineering

Get involved in two Montana Tech student clubs: the IEEE Club, the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology, and the NASA Robotic Mining Competition Club, which competes annually at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In your free time you can ski at nearby ski hills or in the backcountry, enjoy southwest Montana’s hot springs, hike the Great Divide and other trails, and fish in pristine mountain streams.

focus on your career in electrical engineering from the first day of classes

Prepare to earn an electrical engineering salary

Through Montana Tech’s electrical engineering degree you’ll be prepared for immediate, successful careers in electrical engineering. You’ll benefit from engaged faculty who want you to succeed and from Montana Tech’s outstanding Career Services, which will help you land sought-after electrical engineering internships and go on to receive a top electrical engineering salary.

"My time in the Electrical Engineering program at Montana Tech was fantastic. The department’s close connections with industry leaders opened up doors to great internships and jobs for me and my classmates. We all had at least one job offer by the time we graduated."

Patrick Cote, BS Electrical Engineering 2018
MS Electrical Engineering, 2019
Electrical Engineer, Innoflight

2 student clubs, EEE land Robotics club
2 Student Clubs
EEE & Robotics Club
10:1 Faculty to Student Ratio
10:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
$70K Average Starting Salary
$70K Average Starting Salary

What Kinds of Jobs Do Electrical Engineers Do?

Montana Tech electrical engineering graduates enjoy a broad array of career possibilities. They work in the minerals industry, renewable energy, semiconductors, microprocessors, controls, and consultancy. They’re employed by top companies such as Idaho Power; Electrical Consultants, Inc. (ECI); NorthWestern Energy; Power Engineers; and SEL. Montana Tech electrical engineering graduates also go on to earn advanced degrees in electrical engineering at Montana Tech and other prestigious institutions.

Career outlook for the electrical engineering degree

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Electrical engineering salary

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of electrical engineers is projected to grow 2% through 2028. The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $100,830 in May 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Explore Classes for the Electrical Engineering Degree

Your courses in electrical engineering are taught by working industry professionals and cover a broad range of subjects, such as protecting elements of the electric power grid from natural and human threats, and energy conversion systems that link electricity supplies and uses.

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Get Started on Your Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Degree

Take the next step toward earning your electrical engineering bachelor’s degree at Montana Tech.

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Talk to an Advisor

Contact the electrical engineering department head Dr. Matt Donnelly, 406-496-4846 or mdonnelly@mtech.edu.

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To transfer to Montana Tech, you must be a high school graduate and have earned more than 12 college credits.

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