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Concentration Information

Electrical Engineering spans a broad range of topics, ranging from the physics of new materials and devices, the circuits and next-generation computing platforms made from these devices, and the algorithms that run on these platforms.  The range of subtopics includes power systems, (micro)electronics, control systems, signal processing, telecommunications, and computing systems. Students learn how to analyze, design and build devices and systems for computation, communication and information transfer.

Students can pursue a degree with an emphasis in electrical engineering through the following concentrations:

  • A.B. in Engineering Sciences - Electrical and Computer Engineering Track
  • S.B. in Electrical Engineering

Students in either degree program take many of the same upper-level EE courses. The A.B. program affords the flexibility to pursue complementary studies in other disciplines or to dive deeper into a specific sub-discipline of EE, while the S.B. program provides a broader basis in engineering fundamentals with courses from other engineering areas and design.

The requirements for these concentrations can be found in the Harvard College Handbook for Students.