What is ECE?


January 19, 2016

Despite the number of such departments around the country, very few prospective students know what electrical and computer engineers do. Electrical and computer engineering integrates many disciplines from electrical engineering and computer science under a common umbrella.

Wherever the electrons or computers are—that is where we are.

The field permeates all aspects of society and the work done by electrical and computer engineers has a deep and broad impact on our lives. In the video below, Jelena Kovačević, department head of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, explains this exciting field, and how it relates to a typical smartphone.