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Phone: 208-282-7900
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Idaho Falls, ID 83402



Center for Advanced Energy Studies

995 University Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
CAES Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Student Weston Ricks in Power Lab with the RTDS Real Time Digital Simulator

Electrical Engineering

Advance your industry knowledge, improve your professional credentials, engage in leading electrical engineering research, and enhance your career opportunities with a graduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho.

Available programs include:

  • Master of Science (M.S.E.E.) – 30-credit thesis option
  • Master of Engineering (M.E.E.E) – 30 credit nonthesis option
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Here, you have the flexibility to focus on an area of electrical engineering that fits your personal career goals and research interests.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits
  • Supercomputing
  • Microwaves
  • Communication systems
  • Integrated circuit design
  • Electromagnetics
  • Control systems
  • Signal analysis
  • Network synthesis
  • Digital systems design
  • Electric power systems

The master’s and doctorate degrees are available at both the Moscow campus and the Idaho Falls campus. Or, pursue your graduate studies from a distance through interactive video classes and online learning available through our comprehensive engineering outreach program.

For practicing engineers seeking professional development opportunities, the outreach program also offers 12-credit certificates in:

  • Power systems protection and relaying
  • Semiconductor theory and devices
  • Analog integrated circuit design
  • Electrical machines and drives
  • Communication systems

Our faculty members are internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research, and they are widely respected for their significant scientific contributions to the electrical engineering industry. As a graduate student, you have ample opportunities to work alongside these distinguished researchers on practical projects vital to industry, including engineering prototypes.

You may also have the chance to participate in collaborative research projects with industry and governmental partners such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, Micron, Hewlett-Packard Company and top energy and power firms.

Academic Advisors

phone: (208) 282-7900