About Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineering are dynamic fields that have greatly affected the world we live in. From the smallest nanoscale devices to large power systems spanning entire continents to communications networks blanketing the planet, electrical and computer engineers have played a leading role in shaping many of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century.

Still, you can't turn on the news today without hearing about the major challenges we face in areas such as healthcare, cybersecurity and energy. Our students and faculty are performing groundbreaking research to find solutions to some of these challenges. Our alumni will be among these leaders, researching and developing solutions that make lives better.

What is electrical engineering and what is computer engineering?

Electrical and computer engineering are closely related fields, both rooted in mathematics, science and engineering. Students trained to be electrical or computer engineers can pursue careers in information assurance, microelectronics and computer networks, communications, controls and signal processing.

Electrical engineering deals specifically with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism in areas that affect power, electronics, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications.

Computer engineering combines both electrical engineering and computer science and involves software design and hardware-software integration.

We design wireless and fiber optic systems to improve telecommunications, consumer electronics and medical imaging systems. We also analyze and design software and hardware to integrate into larger systems. We're changing your world.

Our students can earn degrees in both electrical or computer engineering at the undergraduate and master's levels, or a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Educational Mission and Goals

Through high-quality educational and research programs, the department serves and enriches society, advances knowledge and prepares graduates to excel, innovate and lead.

Our mission is service to the instruction and discipline of electrical and computer engineering; research to advance and aid in the economic development of the state and country; and service the university, region, state and country.

Our students can earn degrees in both electrical or computer engineering at the undergraduate and master's levels, or a doctorate in electrical engineering.

ECE Advisory Board Members

Industrial Advisory Board

Michael Carson
Electrical Design Engineer
Haefely Hipotronics

Joseph C. Fleury
Independent Consultant
Retired-Substation Operations-NYSEG

Fernando Goncalves
Director of Research & Development Services
Raymond Corp.

Mary Leigh (“ML”) Holub
Retired Chief Engineer
Collins Aerospace

Daniel Lehane
Shipboard Electrical Systems Manager
Naval Nuclear Laboratory

Paul McCabe, Chair, '75, MS '89, P.E.
Retired Research Engineer Fellow
Corporate Engineering, Raymond Corp.

Paul W. Mittan
Project Engineering Manager
Lockheed Martin Corp.

Donald P. Seraphim  
CTO, Rainbow Displays Inc.
Retired IBM Fellow


Student Advisory Board

Christian Castano, B.S. CoE ‘20

Chris DellaMedaglia, B.S. CoE ’19, M.S. ‘20

Chase Deluca, B.S. EE ‘20

Daniel Iacobacci, B.S. CoE ‘22

Walter Keyes, B.S. CoE ’19, M.S. ‘20

Emily Kimiecik, B.S. EE ‘20

Adrian Kulesza, B.S. EE ‘21

Kenan Leggieri, B.S. CoE ‘21

Amit Madan, B.S. CoE ‘21

Lucas Shea, B.S. CoE ‘21