Prospective Undergraduate Students

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Electrical Engineering undergraduate major! We encourage you to explore the EE undergraduate program. In addition to being part of a close-knit group, our students also enjoy our popular and innovative curriculum, the diverse and flexible nature of Electrical Engineering, and being part of an outstanding university.

EE at Stanford has changed the world. Our innovations and entrepreneurship have helped create Silicon Valley and educated many leaders in industry and academia worldwide. Our faculty and students continue to advance the state-of-the-art, define new directions for electrical engineering, and develop new technologies. These advancements help address critical societal challenges in biology, medicine, energy, and the environment.

What's New:

Our curriculum provides a hands-on approach to design, build and demonstrate hardware, software, embedded systems and wirelessly connected networks. As an EE student, you will build a variety of projects, demonstrating real understanding and application of physics, math, and systems.

Majoring in EE

An undergraduate degree in EE is a great place to start. The EE undergraduate program provides a rigorous and balanced foundation in physics, mathematics and computing; core courses in electronics, information systems and digital systems; and the development of skills in the analysis and design of systems. Our undergraduate curriculum is organized into three disciplinary areas: (I) Hardware and Software Systems, (II) Information Systems and Science, and (III) Physical Technology and Science, and several multidisciplinary areas. Additional Bachelor of Science (B.S.) EE program details can be found on the Admissions > BS page.

Opportunities and Research

EE undergraduates have access to research and study abroad experiences that can enhance their top-notch education.

  • To find out more about EE-specific undergraduate research opportunities, visit our REU pages.
  • Discover all of the other research opportunities that exist for undergrads by visiting Stanford's Research & Independent Projects site.
  • Nearly one-half of each graduating class studies abroad. Find out more on Stanford's Bing Overseas Study Program site.

Student Life: Social & Professional Groups

Stanford has hundreds of student groups and organizations that enrich the experience of our students. Several student groups are of specific interest to EE undergraduate students, including:

  • Fuse, EE undergraduate student group
  • WEE, Women in Electrical Engineering, undergrad and grad students
  • OSA, Optical Society of Stanford, undergrad and grad students
  • IEEE, Stanford Chapter, undergrad and grad students
  • WISE Ventures, resources, networks, and collaborative research-based projects and programs, undergrad and grad students

Also check out the EE Event Calendar. And Follow, Join, or Like EE on social media: fbt.

Visiting Campus

We know we're biased, but Stanford may be the most beautiful campus in the world. Come for a visit soon! Electrical Engineering is housed within four buildings near Stanford's Engineering Quad. If you're coming to campus, be sure to contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Professor Bob Dutton. He may be able to provide a lab or building tour.

Applying to Stanford

The University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions handles undergraduate admissions. Three principles guide their holistic evaluation and selection process: Academic Excellence, Intellectual Vitality, and Personal Context. For more information about the admissions process, visit the Undergraduate Admissions site.

Next Steps for Prospective EE Undergrads