The Electrical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines is the top choice in Colorado for students who seek to become leaders in the engineering profession while serving the community and society at large. The program provides cutting-edge educational training, research experience and project-based learning, with specialties in antenna and wireless communications, information and systems sciences and energy systems and power electronics as well as numerous opportunities to work in interdisciplinary fields.
Our highly accomplished and internationally recognized faculty conduct leading-edge research and have strong ties with local, national and international industrial partners, national laboratories and other research institutions. Students at all levels have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty and graduate with the skills needed in the workforce or academia.
Our undergraduate electrical engineering degree caters to various industries including electric power and energy, renewable energy, aerospace, communications, robotics, and diverse industries that rely on embedded intelligence to manage data and systems.
The department offers master’s and doctoral programs as well as certificates in data science for signals and systems; antennas and radar technology; radio frequency and microwave engineering; and smart grid, power electronics and electrical power systems.
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A Degree Employers Value
See where an electrical engineering degree from Mines can take you. Mines ranks among the top in the nation for return on tuition investment, with students receiving excellent salary offers upon earning their degrees. Employers prize our alumni not just for their knowledge, but for their problem-solving skills, ability to work with others and perseverance.
A Problem-Solving Major
Teaching Associate Professor Chris Coulston explains how electrical engineering is perfect for those who want to design and build new technologies.
Please welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Qiuhua Huang!
Dr. Huang received his PhD from ASU (2016), his M.Eng. (2012) and his B.Eng. (2009) from South China University of Technology.
CAREER: Before joining Mines, Dr. Huang was a Principal Power System Engineer at UtiliData Inc, working on grid digitization and edge intelligence. Prior to that, he was a Staff Power System Research Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA. USA.
AWARDS: He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Prize Paper Award, 2018 R&D 100 Award and a few best conference paper awards in IEEE PES General Meeting. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and served as a Editor of CSEE JPES, Guest Editor of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution and IET Smart Grid.
RESEACH AREAS & INTERESTS: Renewable energy, cyber-physical energy systems, power system modeling, simulation and control, fusion and application of AI/machine learning and advanced computing technologies for digitizing and transforming power and energy systems.
TEACHING: This spring, Dr. Huang will be teaching EENG 475 (Interconnection of Renewable Energy, Integrated Power Electronics, Power Systems, and Power Quality).
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Antenna and Wireless Communications
The Electrical Engineering Department has an internationally recognized faculty (two IEEE and ACES fellows) in the antennas and wireless communications areas with diverse but closely related interests and expertise in computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic radiation and scattering, antennas and antenna arrays, microwave circuits, radar, remote sensing, electromagnetic measurements and more.
From Our Students
I think the Electrical Engineering department at Mines is amazing. I am doing things now that I never would have dreamed I would ever be able to do while I was in high school.
Paige Granie, Class of 2020
#4 Top 25 Brainiest Colleges, #1 in Colorado (Lumosity, 2019)
6 faculty fellows of the professional organization IEEE
19:1 student-faculty ratio
#2 in combining scholarly research and classroom instruction (Wall Street Journal, 2016)