Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers pioneer novel solutions, design faster systems, and maximize reliability and safety. And there’s no better place to begin your EE career than Kettering. Small classes, state-of-the-art labs, co-op and experiential learning opportunities —these are a few of the reasons to choose Kettering for electrical engineering.

A student calibrates a robotic arm during lab.

The Kettering Advantage

With our co-op program, you’ll have as much as two and a half years of experience by the time you graduate. That puts you ahead of other students who don’t start a co-op or learning assignment until their junior year. You don’t have to wait – you get to the good stuff now! It’s worth repeating: the learning experiences you gain give you the advantage, the Kettering advantage. Through co-op and our experiential learning opportunities you’re a professional and any money you earn is yours to keep.

Example of Employers

Bendix Commercial Vehicle SystemsFBISAIC
BoschGeneral MotorsTA Systems
Consumers EnergyLearUPS
Dana Holding CompanyMagnaWhirlpool
DTE EnergyMTD Products

Get in the Lab

Our state-of-the-art labs are open a lot—even when the labs are not in session.

See our labs in action

They are located near the faculty offices, allowing for quick consultation, and they’re packed with all the modern equipment.

  • Our new Green Mobility Lab is a $500,000 Department of Energy grant funded this state-of-the-art facility where you can design and test your own electric vehicle drive system.
  • In our Controls Lab, you’ll get hands-on experience constructing a wide range of controllers used in cruise controls, robots, disc drives, and much more.
  • In the Electrical Machines Lab, we’ll teach you about the kinds of motors that are being used in the latest advanced hybrid and electric vehicle drive trains.
  • Our High Voltage Lab is where you’ll work with voltage levels up to 250,000 volts. The long sparks generated in this lab are an amazing sight.
  • Advanced Power Electronics Lab — you’ll work on power electronics, power supply, battery chargers and renewable energy systems and much more.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET accredits Kettering University's engineering programs.


The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

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