Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines
electrical@mines.edu | 303.384.2465
Brown Hall 310C, 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401
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Creating Leaders

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 Programs

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.

Your Career Options

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Michael Wakin

Dr. Wakin’s research interests include sparse, geometric, and manifold-based models for signal and image processing, approximation, compression, compressive sensing, and dimensionality reduction. In 2007, Dr. Wakin shared the Hershel M. Rich Invention Award from Rice University for the design of a single-pixel camera based on compressive sensing; he has also received the DARPA Young Faculty Award and an NSF CAREER Award.


A Farewell to Professor Claussen

The Electrical Engineering Department at Mines wishes Professor Claussen a happy future. Professor Claussen has accepted a faculty position at San...

A Farewell to Professor Simoes

The Electrical Engineering Department at Mines wishes Marcelo Simoes a happy retirement. Professor Simoes has retired after joining the Electrical...

A Farewell to Professor PK Sen

The Electrical Engineering Department at Mines wishes PK Sen a happy retirement. Professor PK Sen has retired after joining the Electrical...

Our Research

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

teacher icon19:1 student-faculty ratio

student icon#2 in combining scholarly research and classroom instruction (Wall Street Journal, 2016)

piggy bank#1 for career return on investment (Georgetown University, 2019), #2 best college value (Money Magazine, 2018)