An Electrical Engineering degree involves the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism, and will prepare you to work in a variety of industries, such as communications, biomedical, automotive and defense.
Engineering design and teamwork are an integral part of our programs. You’ll take engineering design courses beginning your freshman year, and tackle a real-world, industry-sponsored project as part of a senior design project team.
Majors & Minors
We offer multiple options for entering freshmen that will prepare you for a wide range of careers in industry or government, or for further study. You can major in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering and choose an area of concentration, such as Communications Systems or Energy Production. Students from other engineering disciplines may also earn an ECE area minor.
A degree in Computer Engineering combines elements of electrical engineering and computer science to enable you to understand the common hardware/software interface of computing and information systems, and prepare you to work in industries such as communication, biomedical, automotive and defense
Areas of Concentration
We offer several opportunities to enhance your degree with additional focus in specific areas.
We offer both a thesis-based master of science in electrical engineering (MSEE) and a course-based master of electrical and computer engineering (MECE).
Dual Degree Program
Rose-Hulman partners with Ulm University of Applied Sciences in Germany to offer a dual master of science in systems engineering.
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Facilities & Resources
At Rose-Hulman,you’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge equipment provided by Eagle Test Systems and Texas Instruments, as you test complex electronics in our Test & Product Engineering Laboratory.
Cadence Tools are integrated into our courses. See how we apply each of them to that course’s subject matter.
Our nine different instructional laboratories are designed to help you understand and apply your classroom lessons.
Careers in Electrical & Computer Engineering
A degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering will open the door to a variety of career paths in industries ranging from communications and biomedical to automotive and defense.
Electrical engineers work in a variety of industries designing and developing electrical equipment for automotive, defense, and communications applications, among others. An electrical engineer may help design the latest safety features for cars or develop wind, solar, or traditional energy systems.
Network architects design and build data communication networks. They may be responsible for smaller networks between offices to a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.
Control system integration engineers develop ways of integrating multiple control systems, such as in an automobile, into an overall project. They will work closely with other engineers to develop electrical systems to meet top-level function requirements.
Dr. Mario Simoni
Dr. Mario Simoni, head of the department of electrical and computer engineering, is an innovative educator who stays on the leading edge of technical advances in electronics and electrical systems. He recently developed seven new courses for the department’s curriculum, and brought systems engineering concepts into the capstone design experience.