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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering


What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical Engineering is the largest engineering discipline in the world, serving every modern industry. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment.

Enter the world of this in-demand field and build systems that are the "engine' of today's machines. At Montana Tech, our faculty excel in teaching advanced topics in grid stability, grid modeling, power protection, and instrumentation and controls. Nearly all of the classes taught within the departments have a lab component taught by professors who are registered professional engineers, hold a Ph.D., and have significant industrial design experience.

Engaged Vaculty with Experience & Expertise
Engaged Faculty with Experience & Expertise
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Hands-On Learning Environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
Bachelors & Masters of Science
Bachelors & Masters of Science

What Types of Skills Do You Need?

  • Ability to focus on fundamentals
  • Drive to succeed
  • Hardworking
  • Insatiable curiosity
  • A love of mathematics
  • Excitement to work in a lab setting

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

As the demand for electrical engineers continues to grow, our goal is to prepare graduates for immediate, successful careers in the field. Graduates pursue careers in the minerals industry, renewable energy, semiconductors, microprocessors, controls and consultancy.
2 student clubs, EEE land Robotics club
2 Student Clubs
EEE & Robotics Club
100% Career Outcome Rate
100% Career Outcome Rate
10:1 Faculty to Student Ratio
10:1 Faculty to Student Ratio
$70K Average Starting Salary
$70K Average Starting Salary
The mission of the Electrical Engineering program at Montana Tech is to provide a quality education that stresses the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, and science in order to prepare graduates to enter and continue the practice of electrical engineering at the professional level.

At Montana Tech, all of our Electrical Engineering professors are registered professional engineers in the state of Montana. Additionally, each faculty member holds a Ph.D., has significant industrial design experience, and works on research projects that employ students!

Learn more about our faculty.


Even before graduation, Electrical Engineering students are highly engaged and have close mentoring relationships with faculty members. Almost all undergraduate students:
◾accept a summer internship
◾participate in the IEEE and/or UAV clubs
◾participate in research projects
◾have developed new engineering solutions resulting in novel designs, publications, and patents.



CSCI 255 Final Projects

In CSCI 255 this semester each student participated in a group to complete a final project. The projects ranged from building and programming a line following robot, to creating DTMF tones similar to that of a telephone. This playlist is a compilation of all of the students’ projects. The purpose of the projects were to create a report, video and code so that their project could be easily reproduced by someone who is familiar with the microcontroller. Good Job Students!

Dan Trudnowski

Recent Research

Dan Trudnowski, the head of the Electrical Engineering department here at Montana Tech, played a key role in the development of a breakthrough for the electrical power grid. Read the full article here.


The bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,

The objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are to produce graduates who achieve some of the following:

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Successfully practice the Electrical Engineering profession as demonstrated by
    1. continued professional employment,
    2. job promotion,
    3. expanding career responsibility.
  2. Obtain professional registration.
  3. Successfully complete an advanced EE degree.
  4. Continued professional development such as society membership and participation.

Student Outcomes

Students receiving their B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Montana Tech should attain:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  8. the knowledge of advanced mathematics including advanced algebra, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, probability and statistics, and discrete mathematics
  9. the knowledge of basic sciences, computer science, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components

Career Outcomes

Placement Information

The Career Services Office at Montana Tech surveys all graduates each year. The purpose of the survey is to provide employment information and facilitate the career decisions for prospective and current students, in accordance with Sections 485 and 486 of the Title IV Higher Education Reauthorization Amendments of 1986. The Graduate Survey is published annually.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering

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