Electrical & Computer Engineering


The department offers B.S. degrees in computer engineering and electrical engineering, minors in both areas and options for coursework for pre-medicine or pre-dentistry students. Learn more


The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. Learn more


Research areas include big data processing, transmission and storage, embedded computer systems, cyber security, electronic materials and devices, communications and signal and image processing, electric power distribution and smart grids and sustainable energy generation. Learn more

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineering and computer engineering are professions concerned with systems that generate, transmit, process and measure information. Advanced technology pervades our lives in areas such as communications, electronics and computers.

Electrical engineers design, develop and implement electrical hardware and software that are used in electrical devices, control systems, electrical machines and communications systems. Electrical engineers have contributed in the design of many devices we use daily such as cell phones, microwave ovens, radars, TVs and laptops.

Computer engineers design, develop and implement computer technologies for a variety of industrial consumer, commercial, military and medical applications. Computer engineers are equipped with knowledge and skills in all aspects of computer hardware and software. They use these skills to make hardware and software tradeoffs for the optimum computer system integration and design.

Advance the technologies that drive electronics, computers and communications

VCU’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) works with systems that generate, transmit, process and measure information. As an ECE major, you will study with researchers shaping the next generation of electronic science and design, nanoelectronics, power generation and controls and communication. You will be challenged to link technical fundamentals with business principles, social issues and team building. Job opportunities include computer hardware engineer, specialized device designer, integrated circuits and solid state devices engineer, robotics engineer and power systems engineer.

294 Undergraduate Students
61 Graduate Students
Electrical & Computer Engineering