Program Overview

Stonehill seeks to develop engineer-innovators who design, explore, and create. 

Students have the option of pursuing a four-year bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering at Stonehill or participating in Stonehill’s 3+2 dual-degree partnership with The University of Notre Dame. The 3+2 program allows students to benefit from the rigorous academics and close mentoring relationships of a quintessential New England College for three years and the expansive resources of a Top 20 nationally ranked research university for two years. It results in a bachelor of science in physics from Stonehill College and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from The University of Notre Dame.

Unlike the highly specialized engineering degrees provided at research universities, our approach is intended to be interdisciplinary and application-oriented, and to emphasize the moral and social background within which the engineer will be working.

Sample Courses

Electromagnetism

PHY 324/ENG 325
The sources, the properties and the waves of electromagnetic fields and potentials; Boundary value problems in electrostatics; Magnetostatics and Faraday’s law; Electromagnetic Properties of media: dielectrics, diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials; Maxwell’s equations in differential form; Relativistic basis of electromagnetism; Electromagnetic basis of geometric and wave optics: lenses, mirrors, diffraction, polarization.

Semiconductor Materials and Devices

PHY 340
This course is an introduction to the electronic properties of semiconductors and the functioning of semiconductor-based devices. Topics include introduction to crystalline solids, the band theory of metals and semiconductors, drift and diffusion of electrons and holes, electron-hole generation and recombination, PN junctions, diodes, bipolar junction and field-effect transistors, integrated circuit basics, photodetectors, solar cells, and light emitting diodes.

Computer Logic and Organization

CSC 221
The basics of digital logic design. Binary representation of information, Boolean algebra, truth tables, combinatorial logic, Karnaugh maps, memory elements, flip flops, latches, registers, RAM and variations. ALU’s, control logic, and finite state machines. The design of a simple computer. Gates and their implementation with transistors and integrated circuits.

Exceptional Opportunities

Earn 2 Degrees: 3+2 Dual-Degree Engineering Programs

In addition to its on-campus four-year engineering programs, Stonehill also offers dual-degree engineering programs through partnerships with two of our sister schools – The University of Notre Dame in Indiana and King’s College in Pennsylvania. The partnerships allow students to study three years at Stonehill for a science degree and two years at our partner school for their engineering degree.

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

careers in electrical engineering

A Growing Industry

The national projected growth in the electrical engineering industry is high. And with numerous opportunities and career paths available, Stonehill students will gain the skills and background needed to thrive in their chosen profession.

15,823
JOB POSTINGS IN THE NORTHEAST REGION

Over the past year, there have been 15,823 job postings in the Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire region that require an Electrical Engineering degree.

14%
EXPECTED INDUSTRY GROWTH

According to Burning Glass Technologies, the field is expected to grow by 14% in the Boston area and by nearly 16% nationwide.

Career and Internship Opportunities

Demand in the computer engineering industry is highest in the following metropolitan areas, with Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ranked 7th in the country.

  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
  2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
  3. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
  4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  5. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  • Advanced Automation & Robotic Systems
  • Aerospace & Space Defense Systems
  • Computer Hardware & Signal Processing
  • Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Internship
  • Quality Engineering Intern
  • Electrification Technology Development Intern
  • Manufacturing – Emerging Leaders Internship
  • Grid Management Intern
  • Distribution Design Engineer
  • Energy Efficiency Intern
  • Electrical Engineer
  • React Developer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Innovation Engineer
  • Engineer – RF Signal Processing
  • ADAS System Engineer
  • Hardware Support Engineer

Career Development Resources for Students

The Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Contact Information

Peter N. Ubertaccio

Peter N. Ubertaccio

Dean of the Tom & Donna May School of Arts & Sciences
May School of Arts and Sciences
Academic Affairs