ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

We combine coursework with hands-on lab experience to help you grasp 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.
 

Hands-on = leg up

Our electrical and computer engineering department has been Ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for several years running due to our high standards and focus on hands-on learning. And Rose-Hulman was ranked No.19 among the 25 best colleges for electrical engineering in 2020 by gradreports.com.

As a major, you'll get practical experience solving complex problems for real-world clients. You'll also work closely with our expert faculty while using state-of-the-art equipment that undergraduates at other institutions could only dream of. Here, you'll work with the best equipment many times before you graduate.

Grad schools and industry leaders recognize the value of our major. Our alumni have a nearly 100 percent career placement rate just a few months after graduation. 

Watch this short video to learn more about our Electrical Engineering program.

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.

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! 

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!

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.

Career Outcomes for Electrical & Computer Engineering Majors

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.

100% of the Class of 2021 was placed within six months of graduation. Read more below to learn about companies that employ our graduates and salary information.

Electrical Engineering Graduates - Class of 2021

Starting Salary:

High Offer: 80,500
Average Accepted Offer: 73,359

Companies Employing: 

AGR International, ArcelorMittal USA (Cleveland Cliffs), Automated Components, Belden, Blue Ridge Envisioneering, Burns and McDonnell, Crown Equipment, Eli Lilly, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles USA, Hazen and Sawyer, Indianapolis Power & Light, Kiewit, Milwaukee Electric Tool, n-ask, National Instruments, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Riverside Research Institute, Rolls-Royce, Sibel Health, Technicolor, Teradyne, Texas Industries, Texas Instruments, Thermo Fisher, Whirlpool

Graduate Schools Chosen: 

Boston University, Case Western, University of Notre Dame, Washington University

Computer Engineering Graduates - Class of 2021

Starting Salary:

High Offer: $124,800
Average Accepted Offer: $83,290

Companies Employing: 

Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Antra, Apple, Booz Allen Hamilton, Collins Aerospace, Data Centric Solutions, Edgile, Eli Lilly, Indesign, KLA, Locus Technologies, Milwaukee Electric Tool, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, n-ask, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Raytheon Technologies, Revature, Rincon Research Institute, Texas Instruments, Western Digital

Graduate Schools Chosen:

University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia

Electrical & Computer Engineering Alumni Spotlights

Check out what some of our electrical and computer engineering alumni are doing!
Kelly Noel

Kelly

Electrical Engineering alumna with a passion for triathlons.

Joe Matthews

Joe Matthews

A winner of Rose-Hulman's 2011 Alumni Career Achievement Award, Joe Matthews understands the importance of diversity and inclusion in building a strong team. He is currently VP of purchasing and the first diversity officer for Gentex Corporation.
Andy Milluzzi

Andy

A computer engineering and software engineering alumnus working at Disney.

Department News

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

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Alumnus Charging into the India’s EV Future with Skills Sharpened in Campus Programs

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Alumni Trio Help NASA, SpaceX Set Course for America’s Space Frontiers

Alumni Trio Help NASA, SpaceX Set Course for America’s Space Frontiers

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First-Year Students Come to Rosie’s Rescue in Fall Robotics Challenge

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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
lowe3@rose-hulman.edu
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