Why get an Undergraduate Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering?
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers high quality undergraduate education.
- The B.S. programs in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
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- Students get to choose between two different degree programs.
- Graduates are hired by quality employers.
What Undergraduate Degrees are Offered? [top]
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following undergraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering cooperates with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering to jointly offer the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
How many students are there?
There are typically about 180 electrical engineering majors and 160 computer engineering undergraduates.
Are Scholarships Available? [top]
- The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering participates in the College of Engineering scholarship program. All electrical and computer engineering majors are eligible to compete for college of engineering scholarships.
- Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are available for students transferring from community colleges and are awarded based on merit.
- Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) scholarships are also available for students transferring from community colleges and are awarded based on merit and need.
Are Undergraduate Research Experiences Available? [top]
- Signal Processing & Communications
- Digital Systems and Microelectronics
- Power & High Voltage
- High Performance Computing
- High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2) consisting of the following:
- Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS)
- Center for Computational Sciences (CCS)
- Center for DoD Programming Environment and Training (PET)
- GeoResources Institute (GRI)
- Institute for Neurocognitive Science and Technology (INST)
Who sponsors the research?
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- US Department of Energy (DOE)
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
- US Department of Defense (DoD)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
- US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has the following research focus areas.
Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students can participate in a wide variety of research projects. Many research projects are multi-disciplinary or multi-specialty in nature.
Some research projects are in conjunction with MSU research centers, such as the following.
Electrical and computer researchers are also actively working with scientists and engineers at other universities and in industry. Graduate students are actively involved in the research of the department.
Research projects are funded by government agencies such as the following.
What Happens After Graduation? [top]
After earning a B.S. degree, some students choose to pursue a graduate degree, either at MSU or elsewhere. Students earning a B.S. degree in electrical or computer engineering at MSU immediately satisfy all prerequisites for M.S. and Ph.D. programs at MSU.
Recent graduates have gone to work for employers such as the following: