Imagine being part of building a satellite that you will see actually go into space. Freshman student Karina Quintana attended Professor Wilmer Arellano’s Engineering Orientation Class in fall 2012. The experiment was an extracurricular activity for EGN-1002 class and Karina took the challenge.

The idea would allow the satellite to passively align and allow picture taking. It can be seen from the video that not only would the on-board magnet align the axis of the satellite – according to the magnetic north – but it would also rotate the satellite over the axis. This satellite will go into space this year.

Interested in something here on earth? There are plenty of career paths in the field.


Bachelor in Science (BS) Electrical Engineering


BSMS Electrical Engineering – Five-year combined program
Master of Science (MS) Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Electrical Engineering


Electrical Power Engineering & Management Certificate

Areas of Specialization

  • Computer Engineering
  • Communications and Electromagnetics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electronics and Electronic Materials
  • Power Systems
  • Solid State Devices
  • Systems and Control
  • Telecommunications and Networking

What can you do with an electrical engineering degree?

Our graduates work in one (or more) of these areas:

  • Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

Ready to apply? Take a look at our undergraduate or graduate admissions requirements, learn about financial aid or find out more on the electrical and computer engineering site. For our full course list, visit our catalog. (PDF)