Undergraduate Major Details

Electrical Engineering

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Electrical Engineering major is in the College of Engineering.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Agilent Technologies
Air Liquide
Intel Corp
Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience
Lockheed Martin Corp
Maxim Integrated
Meyer Sound
Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grummand
Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Dallas
UC Davis Picnic Day
United Airlines
Yarentec, Inc

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 69 31 44.9%
2013-14 73 16 21.9%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 51.6% 32.3% 16.1% 0.0%
2013-14 50.0% 37.5% 6.3% 6.3%
2014-15 39.1% 39.1% 13.0% 8.7%
2015-16 49.2% 25.4% 16.9% 8.5%
2016-17 25.0% 75.0% 0.0% 0.0%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Aegisolve Engineer
Amphenol TCS Field Engineer
AT&T RAN Engineer
Corporation Associate Engineer
Hewlett-Packard It Analyst
Intel Corp Product Engineer
Lam Research Engineer
Maxim Integrated Products Associate Member of Technical Staff
National Instruments RF Engineer
Northrop Grumman Space Technology Electrical Engineer
Northrop Grumman Space Technology Engineer
Oracle Corp Technical Consultant
Ruckus Wireless Technical Support Engineer
Safran Morpho Detection Machine Vision Researcher
Saleae Software Engineer
SanDisk Corp. Product Engineer
Texas Instruments Electrical Engineer
Texas Instruments Product Engineer
Texas Instruments Validation Engineer
United States Air Force Developemental Engineer, Electrical
United States Air Force Developmental Engineer
University of California, Davis Computer Resource Specialist II

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-13 $67,928 $73,000
2013-14 $69,000 $73,000
2014-15 $70,833 $73,000
2015-17 $73,074 $73,000