Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

General

Program Description

Electrical Engineers have really interesting jobs; they can work on designing the electronics of airplanes and cars; they can perform research on finding ways for computers to recognize speech and images; they can work to upgrade the country's aging power grid, incorporate smart grid and sustainable technologies, and fill the demand for more electric power engineers.

What will you learn?

  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • Emphasis on Electric Power
  • Computer Engineering courses such as C++ and Embedded Systems

Job Outlook

The power and energy industry may experience as much as a 50% turnover in engineers and needs electrical engineers to maintain and upgrade the nation's power grid.

• Average Electrical Engineering salary in MA is $108,000
• Massachusetts is one of the top employers of electrical engineers in the nation

Career Paths

• Design Engineers
• Test Engineers
• Field Engineers
• Research Engineers
• Patent Lawyers

Your Pathway to Success

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (B.F.I.T.) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose B.F.I.T.

  • Highest Earnings

Our students earn the highest salary after attending compared to students from all two-year private colleges in the state (excluding nursing). *Source: U.S. Dept. of Education's College Scorecard

  • Affordable Tuition

B.F.I.T. is one of the most affordable private, non-profit colleges in Massachusetts, and more affordable than all for-profit technical schools in the state. Our tuition costs less than half of the average tuition at 4-year non-profit colleges in Massachusetts.

  • Smaller Classes

With an average class size of just 13 students, students receive individualized attention and thrive in our tight-knit community. Our graduation rate is double the national average for two-year colleges and almost three times the MA average

  • Job-ready Skills

A college degree and hands-on training set BFITgrads apart in the job market. Most of our grads land jobs in their field or continue their education, and some programs have 80% -90% job placement rates.

  • Industry Connections

We partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs prepare students with the right skills for today's jobs. Close employer connections lead to internships, job-shadowing, and careers for our graduates. Over 60 companies attend our annual career fair.

Last updated January 2018

About the School

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a m ... Read More

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers. Read less