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Dr. Joshua Griffin



Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Are you interested in designing and building electrical devices and systems? NNU’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in electrical engineering is what you’re looking for. In this ABET-accredited program, you’ll learn how to create and test various electrical systems, from PCBs and microchips to power generation and distribution systems. You’ll also have opportunities to work with cutting-edge technology like robots and electric vehicles.

Our electrical engineering bachelor of science degree provides the credit hours needed to grasp electrical engineering concepts of systems design, research and development.
  • GRADUATES consistently achieve outstanding pass rates on the FE exam and secure impressive job placement rates
  • OPTIMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: With an average class size of 16, we ensure that each student receives personalized attention, promoting optimal learning
  • EXPERTISE: Benefit from the invaluable guidance of experienced faculty members who bring extensive industry knowledge

NNU’s Electrical Engineering Degree – You Belong Here

If you’re looking for a degree that combines your love of problem-solving with practical application and hands-on experiences, consider NNU’s electrical engineering degree. We understand that the world of electrical engineering is vast and complex, so our concentration is designed to help you specialize in communication systems, digital signal processing, electric power and more. Whether you’re interested in building microchips, designing robots or creating electric vehicles, our program will provide the knowledge and skills to bring your ideas to life. Join us at NNU’s electrical engineering degree program; you belong here.

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Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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The Benefits of Our Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree: Electrical Concentration

  • Access to state-of-the-art research in electrical engineering applications
  • Esteemed faculty members who possess extensive industry experience and embrace Christian ethics
  • Small class sizes with a remarkable average class size of 16
  • Personalized attention and an optimal learning environment that fosters growth and individualized support
  • Learn the skills needed to work on cutting-edge technology, from electric vehicles to microchips
  • Enrich your spiritual education while immersing yourself in a liberal arts experience with a Christian worldview
  • ABET-accredited electrical engineering program
  • Score well on the FE Exam
  • Specialize in communication systems, digital signal processing, wireless devices, integrated circuits, electric power, automatic controls, radar and more

Electrical Engineering Major Goals & Outcomes

  • Obtain a quality ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northwest Nazarene University
  • Develop the professional skillset needed to succeed in an electrical engineering career
  • Learn and apply innovative approaches that allow you to solve intricate engineering problems with confidence
  • Receive mentorship and guidance from experienced faculty who will help you reach your full potential
  • Advance your career with hands-on experience through internships, research opportunities and practical projects
  • Benefit from the unique values of ethics and Christian principles that come with earning a degree from Northwest Nazarene University
  • Propel your professional growth by embracing continual learning, honing their leadership skills and fostering effective teamwork
  • Dedicate yourself to your profession, serving both the community and the God’s creation

Additional Information About Studying Electrical Engineering at NNU

Program Information and Courses

To obtain this degree, you will engage in a comprehensive curriculum encompassing microelectronics, embedded systems, signals, electromagnetics and communication systems. Additionally, you will undertake a senior research project designed to align with your study area. This coursework seamlessly complements the department’s ongoing research initiatives, providing invaluable opportunities for hands-on experience.

In addition to gaining access to cutting-edge research, you will have the invaluable opportunity to be mentored by professors with extensive industry experience. They will provide you with hands-on training using fabrication and lab equipment. With an average class size of 16, you will have the chance to honestly know your professors, who genuinely care about your success both inside and outside the classroom. Simultaneously, you will benefit from NNU’s comprehensive liberal arts education, fostering a well-rounded, spiritual and residential campus experience.

At NNU, you have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas within the electrical engineering concentration. Whether you’re drawn to communication systems, digital signal processing, or integrated circuits, there’s a specialization that will align with your interests and career goals. You can also explore wireless devices, electric power, automatic controls, electronics, electromagnetics and radar. By pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at NNU, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this dynamic field.
Expectations for Electrical Engineering Majors

Our program equips you to seamlessly transition into the engineering workforce, excel in the professional engineering licensure exam and pursue further studies at the graduate level.

You will be prepared for careers in:

  • PCBs and microchips
  • Robotics
  • Power generation and distribution systems
  • Electric cars and vehicles
  • Cell phones
  • Biomedical equipment
  • WiFi networks
  • GPS and smart grid technologies

Electrical engineering graduates from our program boast outstanding success rates, with high pass rates in the FE exam, exceptional graduate school placement and remarkable job placement. Notably, our alums have been accepted into esteemed institutions such as Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon.

Accreditation & Regulations

Northwest Nazarene University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, guaranteeing a top-notch education. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree at NNU is a multidisciplinary program focusing on two years of foundational engineering principles and two years of specialized study in electrical engineering.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for electrical and electronics engineers will only increase. Entry-level electrical engineers need a thorough understanding of control systems, electrical equipment and power system matrices to design, develop, and implement electronic systems.

Career Paths for Electrical Engineers

A world of opportunities awaits you in the field of engineering. From designing cutting-edge technology to revolutionizing communication, your skills will be in high demand across multiple industries. Join the journey towards a brighter future!

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

Robotics Engineer

Meet Our Faculty

I’m very prepared for my future. I’ve been interning at Micron Technology through a connection I made at the Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair. Now that internship will turn into a job when I graduate. Not only do I have a strong technical background in engineering, but I’ve also acquired skills with people, communication and tools.

Hope Henry

BS Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions About Pursuing an Electrical Engineering Degree

Below, you’ll find a compilation of frequently asked questions students typically have regarding our electrical engineering program at Northwest Nazarene University.

What makes Northwestern Nazarene University's electrical engineering program different from other programs?

At Northwest Nazarene University, we believe in more than just providing an education—we believe in fostering a transformative journey. Our electrical engineering program is a testament to this ethos, offering a unique blend of academic excellence and Christian principles.
One of the distinguishing features of our program is the hands-on experience it offers. You won’t merely learn about designing, building and testing electrical devices and systems—you’ll be doing it. You can apply your knowledge in practical, real-world scenarios, from PCBs and microchips to robots and power systems.

Our curriculum is diverse and comprehensive, designed to equip you with a broad understanding of the field. But what truly sets our program apart is our commitment to integrating professionalism, integrity and Christian values into the learning process. At NNU, we’re not just preparing you for a career but for life.

Moreover, our ABET-accredited program affirms our dedication to maintaining high standards of quality and relevance in our engineering education. As part of the NNU community, you’ll also benefit from our strong emphasis on fellowship and support.

NNU’s electrical engineering program is more than just a degree—it’s a journey of discovery, growth and transformation. So, join us and let’s illuminate the world together.

What topics will I cover in the electrical engineering program?

Embarking on the electrical engineering program at Northwest Nazarene University is like stepping into a world where creativity meets technology and ideas turn into innovation.
Our program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of electrical devices and systems. You’ll learn to design, build and test various components such as PCBs, microchips and robots, but also delve into the realm of power generation and distribution systems and electric vehicles. This hands-on experience will give you a firm grounding in the practical aspects of electrical engineering.

But we don’t stop there. Our program also focuses on these systems’ communications and signal processing, providing an in-depth understanding of how information is transmitted and processed within electrical systems.

Moreover, we offer areas of specialization that allow you to hone your skills in specific domains. Whether you’re interested in communication systems, digital signal processing, wireless devices, integrated circuits, electric power, automatic controls, electronics or electromagnetics and radar, our program has got you covered.

The electrical engineering program at NNU is more than just a degree—it’s a journey of exploration and discovery. A journey that not only equips you with technical skills but also fosters critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, preparing you for a successful career in the dynamic field of electrical engineering.

What career paths are available for electrical engineering majors?

Imagine embarking on a journey of discovery, where the vibrant world of electrical engineering unfolds before you at Northwest Nazarene University. In this journey, you don’t just learn—you transform, and your transformation doesn’t end at graduation.

Our program is an ABET-accredited degree designed to prepare you for multiple career paths. As our graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills to enter the engineering workplace or take the professional engineering licensure exam. You may also choose to soar higher, attending prestigious graduate schools, just like many of our alumni who have been accepted into institutions like Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon.

Your career possibilities are as diverse as our curriculum. From designing PCBs and microchips, crafting robotics and managing power generation and distribution systems to innovating electric cars and vehicles, your skills will be in high demand. You can also revolutionize communication with cell phones, advance healthcare with biomedical equipment, or redefine connectivity with WiFi networks. With GPS and smart grid technologies, you can even help shape future cities.

Our graduates boast a high FE exam pass rate, grad school placement rate and job placement rate. So, whether you envision yourself in academia, industry or forging your own path, your journey at NNU will open doors to a world of opportunities.

At NNU, you’re not just earning a degree; you’re stepping into a bright future, ready to light up the world with your potential. Become an electrical engineer at NNU.

Will an electrical engineering degree make me competitive in the job market?

Absolutely! An electrical engineering degree from Northwest Nazarene University is your ticket to a vibrant career, making you highly competitive in the job market.

The world of technology is a dynamic landscape teeming with opportunities. You’ll be at the heart of this exciting realm as an electrical engineer, shaping the future with your innovative ideas. Your NNU degree will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of electrical devices and systems, preparing you to excel in diverse fields such as robotics, power generation, microchip design and more.

Our program focuses on more than just technical skills. We also emphasize professional development, providing the tools to stand out in a competitive job market. Our graduates boast a high FE exam pass rate, a testament to the quality of our education and the readiness of our electrical engineering students to thrive in the professional world.

But that’s not all. With our strong emphasis on Christian principles and community, we cultivate leaders who are technically proficient and ethically grounded. This unique blend of skills and values makes our graduates sought after by employers, setting them apart in the job market.

So, step into the future with confidence. With an electrical engineering degree from NNU, you’re not just prepared for a job—you’re ready to lead, innovate and make a difference.