Electronics Engineering - OmahaCollege of Engineering

What you will learn

The Electronics Engineering major partners with area industries to meet the demands for engineers knowledgeable in electronic circuits and systems design. Our focus on telecommunications engineering provides students with a strong background and expertise in these areas. Electronic engineers design complex electrical and electronic hardware, software and systems. Our emphasis on a close-knit community transitions our students easily into college and a successful engineering career. Students in the electronics engineering program receive a strong foundation in engineering science and design which serve as the building blocks to productive careers in not only the electronics engineering field, but also in other areas such as business, management, and medicine.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include working in communication systems, telecommunication networks, analog systems, hardware/software integration, and digital and microprocessor systems.

Recent employers include Lockheed Martin, Union Pacific Railroad, Northrop Grumman, Cox Communications, Primera Engineers, Standard Digital Imaging and Garmin Ltd.

The NEBRASKA difference

Every Omaha student majoring in computer engineering or electronics engineering receives a CEENBoT™ during their very first course. This robotic learning platform accompanies students throughout their program of study and its capabilities are augmented in many of the courses. Small class sizes provide easy access to teaching faculty for help and advisement. Extensive freshman mentoring enhances the students' successes in the program.

Internships / Clubs

Our students have numerous opportunities for internships and employment at the adjacent Scott Technology Center, in addition to other businesses and industries in the metropolitan area.

Clubs include:

  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Engineers Without Borders - NU (EWB-NU)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Facilities

The Electronics Engineering major is housed at The Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha, an innovative living-learning laboratory. Through the hallways, informational markers encourage students to monitor, investigate, and interact with their surroundings and understand the broad concepts and intricate details of the facility's structure and systems. Specialized labs allow students to learn about electronic circuit design, microprocessor and embedded system design, telecommunications, robotics, wireless and network security, and other fields of study.