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Fowler School of Engineering

BS in Electrical Engineering

» Electrical Engineering

Our world is evolving rapidly, and the tech we need to make it a better place has to evolve along with it. Electrical engineers are up to the task.

Our Electrical Engineering program gives you the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with world-class faculty as you master the foundations of electronics, electrical systems design, embedded software and more, as well as tackle security issues and solve some of engineering’s most challenging problems.

Program Overview

In Chapman’s Electrical Engineering program, you will learn by doing.

  • Conduct research in cutting-edge labs using the latest equipment available
  • Learn how to design and engineer tech of all types for fields like aerospace, medicine and more
  • Deepen your knowledge and expand your skill set with electives
  • Tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems

Where This Degree Will Take You

After finishing the program, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Develop and test electrical equipment and systems
  • Design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites and more
  • Build the future of unmanned, automated, and electromechanical tech


You will also have a career advisor who will help you explore your career options along the way. Electrical Engineering graduates can go into roles such as:

  • Electronics engineer
  • Space systems engineer
  • Biomedical device engineer
  • Power systems engineer
  • Digital signal processing algorithm specialist
  • Dynamics and controls engineer

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Swenson Hall is our brand-new home for engineering at Chapman, where you have access to the facilities and technology you need to collaborate and innovate. Plus, you will get to learn in labs and work with the latest tech and equipment in open study spaces. See more of what Swenson Hall has to offer on our facilities page, or check out the space yourself with this virtual tour:

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Diversity and Affordability

We’re dedicated to making science engineering accessible to everyone. That’s why all our Electrical Engineering applicants are eligible for engineering scholarships ranging from $3,000 to 100% of tuition and fees.

These awards support promising engineering students who are underrepresented in the field and/or are interested in certain disciplines.

Research Opportunities

A hallway in the Keck CenterResearch is a fundamental part of being an engineer, and at Chapman, you will have plenty of opportunities to get involved — even in your first year.

You can join a faculty-led project or do an internship with an industry partner. You may even collaborate with the larger scientific community and get published in scientific journals. Research areas include:

  • 3D manufacturing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Assistive technologies
  • Integrated circuits
  • Cybersecurity
  • Embedded systems
  • Game development
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine learning
  • Optoelectronics

You can meet our faculty and learn about their research interests on our Research Opportunities page. If you are interested in joining their research team, feel free to contact them directly.


Internships provide real-world experience and are a great way to learn hands on and create career opportunities. Plus, you can earn college credit and (often) get paid.

We have plenty of industry partners, and we will help you find internships that align with your interests at companies that are doing work you want to be a part of. Our students have interned with companies such as:

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Google
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Rhapsody

Study Abroad

Take your passion for engineering worldwide in one of our many study abroad programs. Chapman’s Center for Global Education is here to help you expand your horizons and gain a worldwide perspective.

Student Clubs and Organizations

At Chapman, you will join a community of passionate scientists and engineers, and the best way to get involved (and make friends along the way) is joining one of our many student organizations. Our student-run organizations include:

  • ChapmanSTEMtors: Get involved with outreach events and inspire passion for STEM within young scientists from the local community.
  • Women in Science and Technology: A platform for professional development, this organization can help you land internships, connect with your peers and much more.
  • Girls Who Code College Loop: Join a supportive community, hone your skills and connect with the industry at special events.

And we have many more where those came from. With hundreds of clubs on campus, you’re sure to find one (or more!) for you.

Admission and Tours

Interested in taking the next step? Learn how to apply! View the current catalog!

Want to learn more about Chapman? We are always available for tours and information sessions. We’d love to meet you!

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As with all programs at Chapman, the engineering degrees offered by Fowler Engineering are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Additionally, Our BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering have been designed to align with the criteria outlined by ABET (formerly called the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). We plan to apply for accreditation once permitted, per ABET guidelines for program maturity. That timing is typically associated with the graduation of the first cohort of students from that degree, with all degrees retroactively receiving ABET accreditation following successful completion of the ABET application process.

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Grand Challenges Initiative

GCI students at Chapman University

GCI is a unique two-year research project that is part of the curriculum for all incoming first-year students in Fowler Engineering.

Keck Center for Science and Engineering

Keck Center at Chapman University

The Keck Center is the home of Fowler Engineering and where you will take classes, research and collaborate.

One-Credit Courses

Fowler School of Engineering offers a variety of one-credit courses (298s) on a rotating basis so students can explore a range of areas outside of the core computer science and engineering curricula.