Campbell Engineering to offer electrical concentration

Campbell University School of Engineering will add an electrical engineering concentration to its curriculum beginning fall 2018. The electrical concentration joins mechanical engineering and chemical engineering offered at the University.

First appearing in the late 19th century, electrical engineers became a necessary part of the workforce with the invention of the electrical telegraph and continued to grow with the introduction of using electricity commercially. Now, the field of electric engineering consists of sub-fields like electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications and microelectronics.

“We are excited to be able to offer an electrical engineering concentration as part of our bachelor degree in engineering,” said founding dean Jenna Carpenter.

“There is a significant amount of interest in electrical engineering from prospective students, as well as a significant number of companies and employment opportunities in the Research Triangle Region and beyond.”

IEEE, the largest technical professional organization in the world for advancing technology, states there is “high growth, high salaries, high demand, high competition among hiring companies” for electrical engineering.

Carpenter says the concentration provides great employment and career opportunities for Campbell Engineering students.

Founded in 2016, Campbell Engineering provides a unique learning experience for a diverse population of students through an integrated and hands-on approach to engineering education. Faculty educates students to be leaders in the industry by focusing on community, ethics and professionalism.