Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Together, electrical and computer engineers have been responsible for significant engineering achievements, including the automobile, radio and television, computers, spacecraft and the Internet. In electrical and computer engineering, students transform into professional engineers who develop solutions for building and maintaining secure data infrastructure, design intelligent utility networks, smart grids and mobile wireless networks, and advance nanotechnology and biochips.

Research and Education Programs


Department Chair: Ahmed Tewfik

Main office: ENS, Room 236

Phone: 512-471-4540

Meet Our Faculty

Earl Swartzlander

Photo of Swartzlander, Earl

Dr. Swartzlander works in Computer Architecture & Embedded Processors; Computer Engineering; Integrated Circuits & Systems; Communications, Networks, and Systems (CommNetS) with specific interests in VLSI circuit technology; Special purpose processors; Computer arithmetic; Digital signal processing; Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) nanotechnology; and memristor nanotechnology.

Affiliated Research Centers

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AIL)

The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory investigates the central challenges of machine cognition, especially machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, and robotics.

Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements

Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.

Download all 2010-12 and 2012-14 degree plans online.

At a Glance

  • 8 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ECE's undergraduate EE program.
  • 8 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ECE's undergraduate CE program.
  • 10 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ECE's graduate EE program.
  • 9 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ECE's graduate CE program.
  • $66k The average starting salary for an electrical engineer is $66,625.