Academic Programs and Admissions

What is Electrical and Computer Engineering?

Electrical and computer engineering comprises a broad and diverse set of areas and permeates nearly all areas of application of importance in society today. Electrical and Computer Engineering ranges from nanotechnology to large scale systems and impacts areas such as communications, computing and networking, energy and cyberphysical systems, biotechnology, information storage and security, data analytics, distributed systems, and privacy. Faculty and students in Electrical and Computer Engineering seek to advance education and technology in all areas of this field and are engaged in teaching and research that advances both the fundamentals of the field through advances in materials, devices, circuits, signal processing, control, computer architecture, and software systems as well as through the design, building and demonstration of systems at all scales. This is a dynamic and exciting field to be a part of and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the very best programs at all levels for students to engage in this field.

Graduate studies

There are two graduate degrees available in ECE, the Masters of Science and Ph.D. Included as part of these degree programs is the ability to complete your studies at various campuses throughout the world.

Undergraduate studies

The B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a broad and highly flexible degree program structured to provide students with the smallest set of constraints consistent with a rich and comprehensive view of the profession. It is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Students are encouraged and stimulated to explore multiple areas of theory and application. Read more about our programs and objectives.

IDeATe: Technology, Design and Arts Study

Carnegie Mellon’s diverse and top-ranked departments in computing, engineering, design, and arts are uniquely positioned to serve students who have interdisciplinary interests bridging technology and creative practice. The IDeATe concentrations and minors connect students and faculty from across the university through coursework and collaborative studio experiences. As an engineering student at Carnegie Mellon, you will have the opportunity to integrate in your degree a concentration or minor in one of eight creative industry areas: Game Design, Animation & Special Effects, Media Design, Learning Media, Sound Design, Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries, Intelligent Environments, or Physical Computing. For more information, please visit the IDeATe website.

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