Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering provides the information and communications pathways that link us together, the techniques that allow us to send a multitude of complex information over long distances ever more rapidly, and that allow us to carry out demanding computation on massive amounts of data in ever shorter periods of time. Electrical engineers utilize basic materials properties to craft new devices and systems that will be able to rapidly receive, transmit and store information with ever greater accuracy and efficiency.  Department Website

Harvard’s degree in Electrical Engineering is a Bachelor of Science (S.B.) degree that consists of 20 four-credit courses. The Electrical Engineering program has been designed to produce flexibility in the choice of engineering courses, with a small select core of required engineering courses and the early inclusion of a strong hands-on (lab) component.  This program was new in the fall of 2012 and was under review for ABET accreditation in 2015-16. Students interested a degree in Electrical Engineering at the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) level should refer to the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science track of the Engineering Sciences concentration.