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

Edward Yu

Photo of Yu, Edward

Dr. Yu works in Plasma/Quantum Electronics and Optics; Solid-State Electronics with specific interests in Photovoltaics and other technologies for energy generation; Scanning probe characterization of advanced electronic materials and devices; III-V nitride heterostructure materials and device physics; Solid-state nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Affiliated Research Centers

Computer and Vision Research Center (CVRC)

The Computer and Vision Research Center is devoted to the analysis and understanding of images, signals, data, and to the development of the computer resources required to accomplish these tasks. Research objectives include the development of computational models, algorithms and architectures for computer vision.

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.