Because this is where imagination takes shape
Electrical and computer engineers provide the key building blocks of a wide variety of industries, from information technology to software engineering, from power and energy systems to biomedical engineering. Committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research, our world class faculty guide students as they explore subjects such as circuit design, controls, digital design, signal processing, optics, robotics, and communication. With a wide network of resources available to students, they are encouraged to pursue research and innovation within electrical and computer engineering, as well as cross borders and engage in interdisciplinary research.
Students in ECE engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that help them strengthen their understanding of core concepts taught in class, apply them to improving existing products and processes, and engage in overall innovation. Volunteer research opportunities with faculty, UROP, student groups such as Engineers Without Borders, Tesla Works, Solar Vehicle Project, are some of the avenues open to students to apply their classroom knowledge. Our students also have access to resources such as the Exceed Lab (within ECE) and other maker spaces throughout CSE, and the Envision Fund to pursue independent extra-curricular projects that have electrical or computer engineering content.
Our students are hired by companies such as Seagate, 3M, Xcel Energy, Nest, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Tesla Motors. The average starting salary for students who have completed their undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering from our department is $68,000, and can go as high as $105,000. The 2016-17 career outcomes for the electrical and computer engineering majors is now available here.