Electrical & 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

John Pearce

Photo of Pearce, John

Dr. Pearce works in Biomedical Engineering; Electromagnetics and Acoustics with specific interests in Tissue fusion and ablation processes with radio frequency current and lasers; Applications of the complex electrical properties of and admittance measurements in tissues; Industrial applications of radio frequency and microwave energy.

Affiliated Research Centers

Computer Engineering Research Center (CERC)

The Computer Engineering Research Center carries out research in the areas of VLSI testing and design for testability, formal verification, design and evaluation of fault-tolerant systems, software engineering and distributed systems.

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

  • 10 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.
  • 12 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.