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Electrical & Computer Engineering - Facilities & Resources

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your classroom lessons to the test in our electrical and computer engineering laboratories and with student project or competition teams in the Branam Innovation Center. You’ll also be using industry-standard software.

Laboratories

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a long and distinguished tradition of emphasizing hands-on learning with individual attention. Rigorous laboratory experiences have been designed to help you discover and understand the laws, principles, and concepts of science, engineering, and mathematics.

We have nine different instructional laboratories. And we also use "lab in a box" systems such as the Digilent Nexyx 3 FPGA board, the Digilent Electronics Explorer board, and National Instruments MyDAQ board, which can connect to a laptop, allowing labs to be done anywhere.

View our laboratories and equipment below.

Department News

Learn about the latest happenings, student projects, and more in electrical and computer engineering a Rose-Hulman.

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Throne Named Giacoletto Endowed Faculty Chair

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Rose-Hulman’s 2018 Graduates Finding Rapid ROI in Landing Jobs, High Salaries

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Professor Helps Draft U.S. Government’s Five-Year STEM Education Plan

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I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.

- Nikola Tesla

Inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist

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.

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Electrical Engineering

Have you ever wondered how your cell phone works? Have you had an MRI or CT scan and wondered how that works? Are you curious about where your electricity comes from or how to create alternative energy? How does YouTube handle thousands of uploads every minute? How does a hoverboard keep you upright? Will electric cars replace the internal combustion engine? If you've ever asked these or similar questions, you might want to be an electrical engineer! 

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Computer Engineering

Have you ever wondered how computers keep getting smaller, yet more powerful? Have you wondered how computers can be protected from cyber attacks? Have you asked yourself how tiny biometric devices, such as fitness trackers, actually work? How does the internet work? Where is artificial intelligence taking humanity? What is cloud computing and how does it work? If you've ever asked these or similar questions, you might want to be a computer engineer!
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Areas of Concentration

All ECE students are required to take three advanced electives in either electrical or computer engineering or computer science. You can also use other electives to further specialize your degree. You'll have several options, including power systems, communications systems, computer architecture, computer security, control systems, electromagnetics, embedded systems, internet-of-things and more. You may also qualify to take advanced electives in computer science or software engineering.
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Master’s Programs

We offer two options for a master's degree. One is a thesis-based master of science degree in electrical engineering (MSEE) or a course-based master of electrical and computer engineering (MECE). Both consist of 48 credit hours of advanced work, but for the MSEE, 12 hours are for your thesis. When accepted as a graduate student, you're assigned an advisor who will help you plan a personalized curriculum that meets the requirements for your degree. We have several faculty research projects currently underway in which students are involved.

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Dual Degree Program

Through a partnership with Ulm University of Applied Sciences in Germany, we offer a one-year Dual Master Degree in Systems Engineering and Management. Participants in the program earn a master of science degrees from both institutions. In this program, you'll take ECE and engineering management courses during the fall and winter at Rose-Hulman and take courses in systems engineering and modeling at Ulm University during the spring and summer. The degree requires a thesis that can be completed at either school.
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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.

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Contact Us

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Moench Hall C207
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
812-877-8228
dayhuff@rose-hulman.edu
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