Electrical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest areas of engineering, encompassing power, electronics, controls, robotics, image processing, telecommunications – and much more! Consider a typical day and then try to imagine what it would be like without the myriad contributions of electrical engineering. From start to finish, your day would be almost unrecognizable without an alarm clock, a hot shower, breakfast cooked on your stove or in your microwave, your car, your phone, your computer, lights, power … and the list goes on. Even the clothes you wear and the food you buy would be vastly different if produced without the use of electricity and electrical machines.
Engineers who work in this area may work on very large things, such as high-voltage transformers, to microscopic things, like nanoelectronics. They bridge the gap between science and the real world, turning ideas into reality. From image-guided surgery to innovative lighting techniques for developing countries to faster microchips, electrical engineers apply knowledge to improve lives in tangible, meaningful ways.