Overview

Graduates at a doctoral degree ceremony.

Our robust research program touches a wide variety of disciplines including computer engineering and architecture, signal processing, communications, medical imaging, digital audio and music, photonics, and nanoscale electronics. To learn more about the department’s current research programs, visit the research page.

Graduate Education 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 foster supportive training environments such that our graduate students can learn, discover, heal, and create.

Graduate Learning Outcomes and Measures

Knowledge

Knowledge of core concepts and principles of the specific scientific discipline within the student’s chosen program of study.

Outcome measures:

  • Research-in-progress seminars
  • Performance on qualifying exam
  • Thesis document and oral defense
  • Peer reviewed publications
Research and Scholarship

Research and scholarship skills to identify an important and timely problem/question, design studies to gather data or develop methodology to address this problem, execute experimental procedures and/or analytical approaches needed to gather the data or assess the methodology, and interpret the evidence in a sound and objective manner.

Outcome measures:

  • Research-in-progress seminars
  • Annual committee meetings and evaluations
  • Performance on qualifying exam
  • Thesis document and oral defense
  • Peer reviewed publications
  • Acquisition of awards, grants and fellowships
  • Post graduation employment
Communicate

The ability to communicate results of research and scholarship to colleagues and the public through oral/audiovisual and written work.

Outcome measures:

  • Research-in-progress seminars
  • Annual committee meetings and evaluations
  • Performance on qualifying exam
  • Thesis document and oral defense
  • Peer reviewed publications
  • Presentations at local, national and international meetings
Prepare and Develop

Prepare and develop students for immediate integration into the professional career for which they have been trained.

Outcome measures:

  • Acquisition of awards, grants and fellowships
  • Service (locally or nationally)
  • Post graduation employment
  • Post graduation publication record, TA experience, participation in internships

 

Graduate Degree Programs

 

Prospective Students

Questions about the ECE graduate program? You may complete this inquiry form, contact Michele Foster, graduate administrator, at michele.foster@rochester.edu or visit our ECE FAQ page. For general information about being a graduate student at Rochester, visit the graduate studies website.

Graduate Student Inquiry Form

Incoming Students

Congratulations on being accepted into the electrical and computer engineering graduate program! Be sure to review the incoming graduate student checklist to ensure that you’ve filled out the appropriate paper work.

Incoming Student Checklist

Internship and Employment Opportunities

Student can join faculty members or industry partners in research that spans a range of interests and applications. Visit our job board to view internships and employment opportunities.

Career Outcomes

31MASTER'S GRADUATES

8DOCTORAL GRADUATES

Many companies hire students from ECE depending on the area of interest the student has. These are a diverse group of large and small companies. Some examples are: Bose, Harman, Google, Apple, Oculus Research, IBM, Siemen’s, GM, Microsoft, Intel, Netronome, Bloomberg L.P., Cambridge Consultants, GE Healthcare, IvenSense, KLA-Tencor, ARM, Verizon, Amazon, Harris Corporation, Facebook, Spotify, DSP Concepts, EmbodyVR Inc., Stryker, and the US Government.

Explore Career Outcomes compiled by the Gwen M. Greene Center.

 


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