Outstanding Graduates Announced for 2014-2015Posted 5/13/15
1. Connor Bell - Pre-Engineering
2. Michael Petersen - Electrical Engineering
Congratulations Connor and Michael!
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Here's a shocker: Nine out of the 10 highest-paying college majors are in engineering fields.
The top-paying degree is petroleum engineering, according to a new report from The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
The report, which used 2013 Census data, found that workers who graduated with this degree made a median annual salary of $136,000 each year.
The second-highest — pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical administration — is the only major among the top 10 that doesn't have anything to do with engineering. Those graduates earned $113,000 annually.
The report analyzed annual wages for 137 college majors. It found that after a year, the salary difference between the highest- and lowest-paying major is $97,000. Over the course of a lifetime, it's a difference of $3.4 million.
While engineering majors are the highest paid, business management and administration is the most common major, making up 8% of all college-educated workers. Business majors, combined with science, technology, engineering and math majors -- the so-called STEM fields -- account for 46% of all college graduates.
And these days, you find fewer people majoring in something your grandfather would say won't get you a job. The report said that four out of five college graduates majored in a career-focused field.
Read the full top 10 list below.
|Rank||Major||Median Annual Wages (age 25-59)|
|4||Mining and Mineral Engineering||$97,000|
|10||Geological and Geophysical Engineering||$87,000|
Electronics Engineering is now Electrical Engineering (EE)
The name change for our Electronics Engineering program has been approved to be known as Electrical Engineering beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. This change should alleviate confusion between the two names for students and employers, and make our program at Weber State consistent with other major universities.
New EE Elective Course for FallPosted 3/19/15
EE 4900 "Fundamentals of Sensor Design"3 credit course taught by Dr. Suketu Naik
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-10:15 AM
Prerequisites: EE 3110 and Physics 2220
This course will introduce a host of sensor technologies from both theoretical and practical perspectives. An overview of the electronics for sensor signal conditioning will be complemented by lectures on the principles and operation of various sensor inertial, electric and magnetic field, optical, acoustic, RF, and/or bio-medical. Simple sensor processing algorithms may be discussed. Students will be required to complete assignments, take quizzes and work on a final project.