electrical engineering

What is Electrical and Computer Engineering?

Electrical Engineers design, simulate, build, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrically powered devices. They figure out ways to generate and control electrical energy, and they possess a solid understanding of circuit theory and electronic circuits. Coupled with an understanding of programming concepts, a background in Electrical Engineering allows graduates to work with every kind of device imaginable, from computers and autonomous robots to turbines and smart grids.

What do Electrical and Computer Engineers do in the Army?

Some Electrical Engineers teach and conduct research at USMA and Army Research Centers while others pursue operational assignments in all branches of the Army from Infantry to Space Operations (FA40). A number of these officers gravitate to functional areas, like Telecommunications Systems Engineering (FA24) and Systems Automation (FA53), facilitating communications worldwide. Army Cyber (ARCYBER) and US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) are also recruiting new talent from this field.

What kinds of Master's Degrees predominate in the field?

Electrical Engineering (EE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Computer Engineering (CE)

What kinds of professionals study in a typical Electrical Engineering program?

Electrical Engineers cover a large gambit of fields ranging from Researchers, Program Managers and Patent Attorneys to Network Engineers, Power Engineers, Chip Designers, and Programmers.

Top Electrical Engineering Programs for Army Officers:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Carnegie-Mellon
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845) 938-3642. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

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