What will I learn?

Electrical systems that benefit society.

The University of Idaho is a one of the nation’s premier centers for power engineering research, education and collaboration between industry and academia.

As a student in this nationally recognized program, you will investigate the electrical phenomena and learn how to apply high-level knowledge in the field to develop complex electrical solutions for computers, instruments, communication devices, power conversion, and more.

You will have many opportunities to work with faculty members on practical research projects vital to industry, including engineering prototypes. Areas of expertise include power/energy systems, electromagnetic radio wave propagation, electronic packaging and microelectronics.

Areas of emphasis include: Very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, supercomputing, microwaves, communication systems, integrated circuit design, electromagnetic, control systems, signal analysis, network synthesis, digital systems design, and electric power systems.

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Design engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Engineering specialist
  • Chief engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Systems design engineer
  • Field engineer
  • Test engineer
  • Sales engineer

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 30 credits hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,412.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho, Idaho Falls

1776 Science Center Drive,

Suite 306,



83402, United States

Full Time (Minimum 30 credits)

Tuition fees
US$29,412.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,



83844, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for graduate students:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77

U of I American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) with score of a Level 6/Advanced Pass

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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