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Electrical & Computer Engineering – Student Opportunities

We offer a variety of opportunities, for students to put classroom lessons into practice through hands-on projects. The options range from course-related activities to student competition teams, or real-world projects at Rose‑Hulman Ventures.

Hands-On Learning

Watching how a bicycle works, taking it apart and reassembling it is one thing; doing the same with your cell phone takes a lot more training. Employers consistently choose Rose-Hulman ECE graduates because of their advanced practical and theoretical skills. An overwhelming strength of our curriculum is the many opportunities our students have to develop these abilities. 
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Hands-on Labs

Nearly all of our computer engineering courses include hands-on labs. Our undergrad labs are unequaled. You'll work with equipment you'll see later in your career. Our equipment includes oscilloscopes, logic, spectrum and vector network analyzers, power meters, dynamometers, and soldering stations. We also have a fully stocked parts room.
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Faculty-Student Projects

You can earn credit working independently with faculty on your own projects, or join an existing faculty project. Many ECE students have published research papers and about a quarter of our students enter top-tier graduate programs at schools such as Illinois, Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, and others.
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Design throughout the curriculum

Design will be part of your college experience all four years. In your first year, you'll work with a team to design and build a robot. Sophomore year, you'll design, build and test an embedded system. As a junior, you'll design and build a circuit board while learning about ethical and professional standards for engineers. As a senior, you'll do a year-long project for a real-world client.

Department News

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

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Rose-Hulman Team Earns First-Year Honors in Elite Battery Workforce Challenge

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Class of ’24 Graduates Honored for Scholastic Successes, Campus Leadership

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Faculty, Staff Commended for Outstanding Teaching, Scholarship & Service


"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

- Steve Jobs

Co-founder, Apple Computer

Majors & Minors

We offer majors, minors, and a double major in Computer Science and Software Engineering. You can also major in International Computer Science, involving a year in Germany.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

ABET_Engineering_Accreditation_CommissionHave 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! 

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.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

ABET_Engineering_Accreditation_CommissionHave 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!


There are many things I can say about the wonderful faculty and academics in the CSSE department, but what's most important to know is that you leave feeling like you were a part of a family. All of the faculty take a genuine interest in the students, regarding not only each student's education but also their lives in general.

- Tori Bowman

Rockwell Collins, RHIT 2004

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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 F105
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
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