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​Electrical Engineering and Systems Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering students learn to design, implement, and analyze electrical and electronic systems.

Systems Engineering students learn how to design control schemes such as fighter planes, missiles, medical robots, and cars. Students also learn techniques to manage business operations, financial analysis, supply-chain networks, and operations schedules.

Our students participate in laboratories developing state-of-the-art technologies with multidisciplinary applications. Examples include energy generation and distribution, wireless telephones, television, control systems, data analysis, imaging, medical devices, computers, remote sensing, defense and security.

We provide an interdisciplinary curriculum with a unique combination of analytical, computational and experimental activities. Our broad education is the key to the success of our graduates who choose positions in academia, high-tech companies, biotechnology, investment banking and government research laboratories.

>> Bachelor of Science in Systems Science & Engineering

“WashU teaches us not to wait for it, but to ride toward it. I have been challenged to be innovative, entrepreneurial and collaborative during my time here. As a student athlete, I get to see WashU also as a national caliber DIII athletics program coupled with a world-class academic institution."

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Extracurricular: Varsity Track and Field Team, WashU Engineering Summer Research Fellow, CEO and co-founder of See3 LLC

Engineering Grand Challenge: Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery

With help from experts around the world, the National Academy of Engineering identified “Grand Challenges for Engineering” in the 21st century. From access to clean water and renewable energy sources to better medicine and a safer Internet, WashU engineers are committed to addressing them.