Department of Electrical Engineering & Physics

Hands-on Experience

Our electrical engineering and physics faculty are active teachers who work closely with students in classrooms and laboratories. Labs are not taught by graduate student teaching assistants. As part of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics, you will graduate with confidence in your ability to understand and solve problems because we will help you develop a mental discipline for critical thinking.

Wilkes electrical engineering graduates have been successfully placed in numerous regional, national and multi-national industries. When you go out into the world, you will look for the next problem to solve. Wilkes graduates who do that well are highly valued by their employers.

Mark Engineering Center

A dramatic $8 million renovation of the Stark Learning Center equips Wilkes engineering students with skills relevant in the 21st century. The new facilities allow them to experience the fundamentals of leading-edge research in undergraduate courses.

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Student and faculty member collaborate in the Mark Engineering Center

My favorite, and by far busiest, semester at Wilkes University was the spring of my junior year. I had a co-op at ON Semiconductor in Mountain Top. I was able to earn 3 credits while getting real-world experience and while taking 13 credits of other classes. I strongly recommend that every college student have at least one internship before graduating so that they can understand what they want to do in the future.

Lacey Bradshaw Marcolla ’20 | Electrical Engineering

Mission & Vision

The mission for engineering students is to enable the professional development of their abilities for analysis and design within the context of environment. The Wilkes view emphasizes engineering as a creative, hands-on profession with leadership responsibilities.

Teamwork, ethics and professional communications permeate the educational experience to enhance the graduate’s technical problem solving ability.

Wilkes Engineering graduates will possess the vision, confidence and will to pursue and assume increasing responsibilities in engineering and leadership throughout their careers.

The vision of Department of Electrical Engineering is to be recognized as the finest small engineering program in Pennsylvania.

Stark Learning Center exterior

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