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Undergraduate Program


The ECE B.S. curriculum provides students a rigorous background in all core areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering while still giving them the curricular flexibility to pursue interests in other areas spanning the spectrum of the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Training in ECE prepares students for a wide range of careers from traditional engineering, research & development to more non-traditional careers in law, finance, and other areas.  Areas of focus in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering include signals, communications, and image processing, integrated circuits, computer engineering, waves and fields, semiconductor devices, and robotics.

Our students then join faculty members or industry partners in research that spans a range of interests and applications. Students looking to get a head start on their career can visit our job board to view internships and employment opportunities.

Undergraduate Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower our students to be leaders, pursue their academic and professional passions, and model partnerships with educational, civic, cultural, health, and business communities. We will teach our graduates how to create innovative connections with various sectors.  We will also teach them to value ethics, and diverse perspectives.  Our graduates will serve their communities by developing programs which will improve the world around them. We will strengthen our faculty so that they are dedicated to teaching, mentoring, researching, thinking creatively, and recognizing the role of engineering in modern society.

Program Objectives

The educational objective of the undergraduate program in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) are that:

  1. Our graduates have the intellectual breadth and critical reasoning skills to enable them to successfully pursue diverse career paths, both within the engineering profession and in other areas, such as law, medicine, and business.
  2. Our graduates possess the skills to work productively in collaborative environments.
  3. Our graduates can communicate effectively both within the technical community and with the public at large.
  4. Our graduates appreciate the social impacts of engineering and the need to maintain the highest ethical standards in the practice of their chosen profession.
  5. Our graduates are creative and passionate about research.
  6. Our graduates have an enthusiasm for lifelong inquiry.

Student Outcomes

Outcome 1: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 

Outcome 2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 

Outcome 3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 

Outcome 4: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts 

Outcome 5: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives 

Outcome 6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 

Outcome 7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


See enrollment and graduation data for (a) Electrical Engineering and (b) Electrical and Computer Engineering  

Career Outcomes compiled by the Gwen M. Greene Center

If you have any questions regarding the Undergraduate program please contact Barbara Dick at

The ECE program at the University of Rochester is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,