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Undergraduate Program


Our undergraduate program prepares students by teaching the fundamentals of circuits and systems, electromagnetics, microelectronics, signals and communications, computer architecture, and digital systems.

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 provide our students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to build productive careers in the field of electrical and computer engineering. Our students will learn the principles and practices of fundamental and applied electrical and computer engineering. We will train them to identify and solve problems systematically, to think creatively, and to recognize the role of engineering in modern society.

Program Objectives

The educational objective of the undergraduate program in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) is to develop engineering professionals who have:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics to the field of engineering and in other areas, such as law, medicine, and business the skills to work productively in collaborative environments.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both within the technical community and with the public at large.
  • Enthusiasm for creativity, research, and lifelong inquiry.
  • Appreciation of the social impacts of engineering and the need to maintain the highest ethical standards in the practice of their chosen profession.

 In completing the ECE program, our students will be able to:

  • Use the principles of engineering, science, and mathematics to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems.
  • Use tools of electrical and computer engineering, including computer simulations, design, and analysis software to design systems within realistic constraints (e.g., economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability).
  • Communicate effectively with peers and a range of audiences in written, oral, and graphical forms.
  • Exhibit the values of professionalism and ethical responsibility.
  • Function effectively on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data correctly.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning

The number of students enrolled and graduated from the ECE program in recent years can be found here.

Career Outcomes compiled by the Gwen M. Greene Center can be found here.

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,