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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Our programs combine coursework with rigorous laboratory experiences to help you discover and understand the laws, principles, and concepts of electrical and computer engineering. You’ll work with cutting-edge equipment provided by Eagle Test Systems and Texas Instruments, as you put theory into practice testing complex electronics for automotive, computing, telecommunications, aerospace, and defense industries.

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.

Learn about program accreditation here.

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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 both a thesis-based master of science in electrical engineering (MSEE) and a course-based master of electrical and computer engineering (MECE).

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Dual Degree Program

Rose-Hulman partners with Ulm University of Applied Sciences in Germany to offer a dual master of science in systems engineering.

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

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.

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Cadence Software

Cadence Tools are integrated into our courses. See how we apply each of them to that course’s subject matter.

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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.

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Electrical Engineer

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.

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Network Architect

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.

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Control System Integration Engineer

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.

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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
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