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.
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.
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.
On Saturday, Feb 29, the Electrical Engineering department hosted two workshop for the Girls Lead the Way. Ten Mines students worked with over 45...
On Monday, Jan 13, Electrical Engineering students Paige and Ellie hosted a STEM Scouts Lab at Parmalee Elementary School. Paige and Ellie guided...
Dr. Haupt’s new book, titled “Wireless Communications Systems,” will be released in January 2020.
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.
- Thanks again to all of our idigmines donors. We hope that all of you showed for the pizza party enjoyed. Your support means the world to us and we are thankful to have such a generous and supportive environment here in Mines EE!
Thanks again to all of our idigmines donors. We hope that all of you showed for the pizza party enjoyed. Your support means the world to us and we are thankful to have such a generous and supportive environment here in Mines EE!
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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)
2 faculty fellows of the IEEE and the ACES
19:1 student-faculty ratio
#2 in combining scholarly research and classroom instruction (Wall Street Journal, 2016)