Electrical and computer engineering is one of the core engineering majors; it represents a rapidly developing field, including wireless communications, computer systems and software engineering, information processing and systems, micro- and nano- electronics.
The electrical and computer engineering faculty and students are actively engaged in research in areas ranging from wireless systems to next generation internet architectures, sensor networks, cyber security, signal processing, control theory, low-power electronics, materials and devices for green energy, computer graphics and vision, robotics, virtual reality technologies, computational science and engineering, high performance computing and cloud computing.
Students have access to cutting edge research laboratories, such as the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), the Microelectronics Research Laboratory (MERL), the Center for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (ICS), and the Center for Autonomic Computing (CAC). The graduate faculty guide students through the research process, from problem formulation to publication in top-tier journals and conferences to filing patent applications and technology transfer. Many Ph.D. students pursue careers in industrial research laboratories and in academia.
Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the Rutger’s largest engineering departments with 38 faculty, 840 undergraduates, and more than 240 graduate students.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Rutgers University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Students have the option to pick one of two tracks within the department: electrical engineering or computer engineering. While both tracks require a strong background in electrical engineering basics, they both specialize in distinct fields.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University offers four degree options for graduate students to pursue advanced degrees: a Masters of Science degree without thesis, a Masters of Science degree with thesis, a Masters of Business and Science degree, and a Ph.D. degree. The graduate curricula include a broad array of foundational material, such as cloud computing, software engineering, computer architectures, embedded systems, hardware and software security, wireless communications and networks, signal and information processing, bio-electrical engineering, nano- and micro-electronics, biosensors, that is intended to give masters and Ph.D. students the training needed to engage in state-of-the-art research. A broad selection of additional advanced classes provide students with training beneficial for engaging in industry employment upon graduation. Many Masters students are actively placed in software engineering positions in high-tech industries as well as in financial industries.