About the Department
Innovative Leadership in the Digital Age
Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) have the best possible education to succeed and lead in a rapidly growing profession that will shape society and the future. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Undergraduate and Graduate studies. These include Bachelor's of Engineering, Master's of Engineering, and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, as well as a Master's of Engineering degree in Networked Information Systems, and graduate certificates in a number of areas.
Through a strong intellectual environment, the interdisciplinary research programs are leading the way in their respective fields of endeavor. Research in ECE is supplemented by Academic and Research Laboratories, in which students work with professors to bring ideas to life. ECE specializes in cognitive radio networks, wireless security, sensor networks, mobile robotics, signal processing, multimedia networking, and embedded systems.
Be in High Demand
Engineers with a Bachelor's degree are in high demand by employers, resulting in excellent pay right out of college. A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found Electrical and Computer Engineers among the top five majors for starting salary. The benefits extend even further, according to a PayScale College Salary Report which found that Electrical and Computer Engineering both rank in the top ten degrees for starting median pay and mid-career median pay. Plus, the extensive Stevens cooperative education program presents the opportunity to gain industry experience while enrolled, so students graduate with a degree as well as a resume and network of employers.
The department's mission is to provide a world-class scientific research and academic environment that fosters creation of new knowledge while educating and inspiring students at all levels as well as motivating faculty and support staff to acquire, use, and advance the competencies needed to lead in scientific discovery and in the creation, application and management of technology to solve complex problems, invent new processes and products, and build new enterprises.