Electrical Engineering

Program Description

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Mines strives to produce leaders who serve the profession, the global community, and society. In addition to the program's ABET-accredited undergraduate curriculum, students attain technical expertise while completing course work and projects reflective of modern technology trends. Students consider the broader impacts of engineering solutions on society and human lives. Fundamental and applied engineering research in power and renewable energy, data sciences and control systems, and RF and wireless communications are offered which support the university’s mission of “earth, energy, and environment.”

At the undergraduate level, the department focuses on a select number of subareas in electrical engineering; specifically,

(1) energy systems and power electronics (ESPE),
(2) integrated circuits, computer engineering and electronic systems (ICE),
(3) information and systems sciences (ISS), and
(4) antennas and wireless communications (AWC).

At the graduate level, the department provides educational and research opportunities in three selected topical areas:

(1) compressive sensing, data analysis, control and optimization;
(2) energy systems, electric power, power electronics, renewable energy, machines and drives,
(3) antennas, RF and microwaves, wireless communications, and computational electromagnetics.

Both undergraduate and graduate programs are characterized by strong ties with industrial partners (locally and nationally) that provide resources for students, laboratories, research projects, and ultimately career paths for our students.

BS in Electrical Engineering


The Electrical Engineering program contributes to the educational objectives described in the Mines' Graduate Profile. In addition, the Electrical Engineering Program at Mines has established the following program educational objectives:

Within three years of attaining the BSEE degree:

  1. Graduates will be applying their professional Electrical Engineering skills and training in their chosen field or will be successfully pursuing a degree.
  2. Graduates will be situated in growing careers, generating new knowledge and exercising professional leadership.
  3. Graduates will be contributing to the needs of society through professional practice, research and service.

Primary Contact

Martha Sanchez-Hayre

Professor and Department Head

Peter Aaen


Atef Elsherbeni, Dobelman Chair

Randy Haupt

Tyrone Vincent

Michael Wakin

Associate professors

Kathryn Johnson

Salman Mohagheghi

Gongguo Tang

Assistant professor

Payam Nayeri

Teaching Professors

Abd Arkadan

Chris Coulston

Research Professor

Mohammed Hadi

Emeritus Professor

Ravel Ammerman

Emerita Professor

Catherine Skokan