Electrical Engineering Concentration

The title of a recent New York Times bestselling book sums it up best: The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives. Within the next decade, technology will bring us electric cars as the norm, advanced AI, robotics and virtual reality that will transform our daily lives and society as a whole.

The impact will hit all sectors of society – including transportation, retail, advertising, education, healthcare, entertainment and finance – and there will be a need for electrical engineers to answer the demand for these technologies.

That’s where you come in.

Electrical engineers explore the behavior of electrical devices, circuits and systems. Their work ranges from microchip development to the design of hybrid vehicle electronic systems. You see their handiwork everywhere, from cell phones and biomedical equipment to robots and smart grid technologies.

As an electrical engineer, you may specialize in communication systems, digital signal processing, wireless devices, integrated circuits, electric power, automatic controls, and optoelectronics. The possibilities are endless! And a George Fox engineering major with a concentration in electrical engineering can help you get started.

And, if you're wondering about our track record, get this: 100 percent of our engineering graduates have a job or are in graduate school within the first six months after graduation.

Connect Conceptual Design to Practical Application

As a student in our electrical engineering concentration, you will engage in a rigorous hands-on learning environment that connects conceptual design with practical application. Beginning your freshman year, you’ll work with state-of-the-art equipment and newly renovated facilities that enable you to develop your ideas into tangible prototypes.

A Wide Range of Career Possibilities

A rising profession, electrical engineering offers a diverse range of career possibilities ranging from development of electrical microchips for hospital patients, to design of hybrid vehicle electronic systems, to design of consumer electronics, or the development of large relays and generators for power stations.

Often overlapping with computer engineering, a degree in electrical engineering can open doors to a technical career in most any industry.

Engineering Solutions to Better Our World

As an electrical engineer, your capacity to impact society will be significant, beginning as a student in the Servant Engineering program. As part of core curriculum, engineering students create solutions to great technical challenges – for instance, by devising augmentative communication and physical therapy devices for patients at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children in Portland, Oregon.

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Why Study Electrical Engineering at George Fox?

students studying together in the engineering lab

What Will I Study?

  • Computer programming
  • Electronic circuits
  • Microelectronic circuits
  • Digital systems
  • Microprocessors
  • Embedded systems
  • Electrical power systems
  • Signals
  • Electromagnetics
  • Power electronics and renewable energy
  • Microwaves and RF design
  • Communication systems
Daniela Makowski

Daniela Makowski

It wasn’t that difficult for me to find a job after graduation, knowing that I had a great degree. [Employers] really knew that they could count on my education. ... The best decision I ever made was to go to George Fox for engineering.

What’s after George Fox

Bachelor's degree graduates earning engineering degrees are expected to be the highest paid, leading all STEM graduates, according to the 2016 Job Outlook survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Job growth for engineers is expected to rise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to an infrastructure that continues to age (civil engineering), the ever-increasing demand for highly skilled computer scientists, and the ability of electrical and mechanical engineers to develop and apply new technologies. “Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology,” notes the BLS.

  • Electrical Failure Analysis Engineer, Intel
  • Electrical Engineer, Boeing
  • Embedded Software Design Engineer, Tektronix
  • Semiconductor Design Engineer, Teradyne
  • Reliability Engineer, Lattice Semiconductor
  • Various engineering positions, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Mechanical Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Applications Engineer, MCAD Technologies
  • Structural and Payload Engineer, Boeing
  • Development Engineer, Contech Engineered Solutions
  • Project Engineer, Anderson Construction
  • Civil Design Engineer, KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Washington
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Purdue University
  • USC
  • Texas A&M
  • A-dec, Newberg, Ore.
  • Teradyne, Portland
  • CUI, Portland
  • Intel, Beaverton, Ore.
  • Boeing, Seattle, Wash.
  • Lattice Semiconductor, Portland
  • HP, Boise, Idaho
  • 3D Systems, Wilsonville, Ore.
  • Tektronix, Beaverton, Ore.
  • Climax, Newberg, Ore.
  • Cascade Steel, McMinnville, Ore.
  • Biotronik, Beaverton, Ore.