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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman prepares students for engineering careers in a variety of industries, including communication, biomedical, automotive and defense. Some of the common applications for electrical and computer engineering include:

Power Systems –The analysis of power generation and distribution systems, including modeling electric motors.

Digital Systems – The use of processors and controllers to create computers, iPods, and digital cameras, etc.

Control Systems – Employs modeling and feedback to modify or "control" the behavior of a system. For example, control systems keep a Segway upright and coordinate the motion of a robot.

Electromagnetics - Play an integral role in many of our most advanced systems, including MRI machines and other biomedical applications, metamaterials, high speed electronics, and high performance communication systems.

Signal and Image Processing - Mathematical and computer analysis is used to modify or enhance signals and images, such as medical images, automated speech recognition, and music synthesis.

Embedded Systems – Specialized single chip computers, called microcontrollers, interface with various subsystems to monitor and control the behavior in an intelligent way. For example, automotive applications where many microcontrollers are used to monitor various subsystems.

Communication Systems - Involve the design and analysis of systems to improve the worldwide network of cell phones, satellite radio, high definition television, and data transfer. This also includes the design of the Internet and new satellite systems.


By no means exhaustive, this is a list of companies that employ many of our electrical and computer engineering graduates:

  • Acuity Lighting
  • Ameren
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Boeing
  • Delphi
  • DMC
  • E2i
  • First Guard Technology
  • Fluke
  • Gentex
  • Green Hills Software
  • Harman Electronics
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Indesign
  • Indy Power Systems
  • Intelligrated Systems
  • Los Alamos National Lab Dynamics
  • National Instruments
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Sandia National Labs
  • Skyworks Solutions
  • Systec Conveyors
  • Systems in Motion
  • Texas Instruments
  • Tezzaron
  • Valeo Sylvania