Academic Programs

Bachelor of Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. These degrees draw on a broad-based curriculum designed by the Edwin A. Stevens School of Engineering and Science to provide depth of knowledge in the area of study and develop complimentary skills. Students are able to obtain a BE degree with Thesis, working with a faculty member on a contemporary topic of interest. Students can also obtain a minor in another program. Both the Electrical and Computer Engineering BE degrees are accredited by ABET. [Learn more about ABET accreditation.]

Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering (ME) degrees are offered in Electrical EngineeringComputer Engineering, and Networked Information Systems. Students in each program are required to complete three core courses and an additional seven elective courses. Three elective courses must be selected according to an area of concentration within the student's program. Typically, three full semesters are required to complete the degree.

Undergraduates may arrange to complete their Master's degree in parallel with a Bachelor's degree. This option generally requires a total of five years of study.


Doctorate degree is available in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Research areas include:

  • Networked systems security
  • Multimedia technologies and systems
  • Wireless transceivers
  • Image compression
  • Mobile networks including ad-hoc networks
  • Efficient and reliable transmission of media-rich information over noisy channels
  • Signal detection and estimation
  • Image processing
  • Network performance analysis
  • Modeling of microwave structures

Students can also pursue multidisciplinary degree programs, such as Computer Science, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering. These programs allow students to take advantage of the faculty and facilities in other departments in order to complete their academic studies and research.

Other Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificates
Graduate certificates are four-course sequences designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge in a targeted area. Most are offered online through Stevens award-winning WebCampus

  • Autonomous Robotics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Systems and VLSI Design
  • Microelectronics and Photonics (Interdisciplinary)
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Networked Information Systems
  • Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Satellite Communications Engineering (Interdisciplinary)
  • Secure Network Systems Design
  • Wireless Communications
Electrical Engineer/Computer Engineer

The degrees of Electrical Engineer and Computer Engineer serve students interested in continuing education past a Master's degree but not wishing to proceed to a Doctorate degree. These programs of study require 30 credits of coursework beyond a Master's degree. In addition, a significant student project must be completed.