Electrical Engineering Concentration

Engineering majors with Mechanical Engineering Concentration study at George Fox, a top Christian college

Learn to Connect Conceptual Design to Practical Application

Guided by faculty-mentors, George Fox electrical engineering students engage in a rigorous hands-on learning environment that provides the best possible tools for success. You’ll prepare to become an electrical engineer in a highly personalized concentration within the engineering major where students learn to connect conceptual design and 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.

Research, Design and Deliver Solutions

The electrical engineering concentration prepares you to research, design and deliver electrical and electronics solutions involving communication and control systems, computers and robotics, electronics and instrumentation, energy and power systems and biomedical devices. This concentration appeals especially to students who enjoy a stimulating and rigorous course of study. Areas of specialization include communication systems, digital signal processing, wireless devices, integrated circuits, electric power, automatic controls, and optoelectronics.

A rising profession, electrical engineering offers a diverse range of career possibilities. Your work may range 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.

As an electrical engineer, your capacity to impact society will be significant, beginning even 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.

Learn in New 'Maker Hub'

Engineering graduates of George Fox are well prepared to develop and implement projects successfully in collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams. Throughout the program, students create, invent and learn together in the Engineering Innovation Center’s “maker hub” – a 6,000-square-foot configurable project-build space. They also work together in high-tech design studios; machine, welding and woodworking shops; the computer design lab; a tool room; an additive manufacturing lab; and in environmental, geotechnical, construction and transportation lab spaces.

In the College of Engineering, Christian professors believe your spiritual development is just as important as your professional growth. Our goal is to help you prepare for a successful career and a purposeful life.

Request more information about the electrical engineering concentration at George Fox University or schedule a visit to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

Jobs, Internships and Graduate School

Engineering majors at George Fox study at one of the West Coast's top Christian colleges

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
  • 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.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Washington
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Purdue University
  • USC
  • Texas A&M

Student Experiences

Jake Ferrier

“During my time at George Fox I’ve gained a lot of resilience and trust in my ability to push through challenges. It’s been amazing to be in a place where the professors invest in me and show me by example how to use my engineering skills to serve God and my community.”

- Jake Ferrier

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.”

- Daniela Makowski

Points of Distinction

  • Outstanding faculty with a Christian worldview
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Servant engineering curriculum
  • Small class sizes
  • Application learning environment beginning freshman year
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Real-world solutions created in collaborative teams

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

Small classes

Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.

National recognition

George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.