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Electrical Engineering Careers

Electrical Engineering Careers

Electrical Engineering (EE) graduates are well prepared to address U.S. Coast Guard engineering challenges, specifically in the areas of Command, Control, Computers, Communications, and Information Technology (C4&IT). Recent EE graduates are engaging in a variety of duties across the entire spectrum of Coast Guard missions, including:

  • Disrupting transnational criminal networks
  • Training DoD and USCG cyber mission forces
  • Directing surface and air assets to carry out law enforcement operations
  • Managing the architecture, design, engineering and lifecycle for the Coast Guard's computer infrastructure
  • Reviewing cutting-edge electric power system and control system designs for vessels
  • Delivering support to C4 and IT systems for Coast Guard units
  • Using advanced ship technology to accomplish Coast Guard missions

Equipped with a deep knowledge of the field and a highly desirable skill set, Electrical Engineering graduates go on to great success in a variety of careers – both within the Coast Guard and, after in private industry.

Graduate Studies

Many EE majors go on to pursue graduate degrees through the Coast Guard. Recent graduates have attended some of the nation's most prestigious graduate schools, including:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • Oregon State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stanford University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Virginia Tech
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute