Electrical Engineering

In the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s electrical engineering program, you will learn the fundamentals of the fast-evolving technology that is fueling the explosion in modern electronic devices and communication systems. From wireless technologies to nano-scale systems, you will discover the basics of electrical engineering design.  so that you can take your place alongside the engineers who make daily advances in sustainable energy, telecommunications, health care, defense and other sectors.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

GW’s electrical engineering program offers a medical preparation option for students who would like to apply to medical school, work in health science fields or study biomedical engineering at the graduate level.

What can I expect to learn in the Electrical Engineering program at GW?

You will learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering, which apply to everything from nano-scale electronics to large-scale communication networks and clean energy infrastructure. Simply put, you will learn to think as an engineer.

What is the Electrical Engineering learning community like at GW?

The electrical engineering community is a close-knit family of faculty, students and alumni. As part of this community, you will learn in small classes, receive close attention from faculty and student mentors and get guidance on research and internship opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area.

What can I do in the Electrical Engineering field?

Electrical engineers design the technology for modern telecommunications networks, medical instrumentation, sustainable energy generation and defense systems. With such a wide range of possibilities, an electrical engineering degree opens doors to fascinating careers in high technology, patent law and business.


  • Keeping us safe:Male standing in front of sensor equipment in lab

    Keeping us safe:

    At GW, we are developing sensor technology that could be used to detect gas or chemical attacks.

  • The need for speed:Male speaking in front of presentation boards with diagrams

    The need for speed:

    Learn from faculty who work to design high-speed telecommunications networks that are faster and more secure.


  • Big ideas, small designs:nano scale electronics

    Big ideas, small designs:

    Have you ever designed a system the size of one nanometer? Come to GW and you will.


  • Understanding global warming:male smiling in lab in front of electrical engineering equipment

    Understanding global warming:

    Our faculty works with NASA on research to improve weather forecasting and our understanding of global warming.