Since its founding in 1908, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has made the job of teaching undergraduate and graduate students a major priority. We enjoy a reputation with industry for graduating students who can excel and lead in the workplace and become valuable employees. Our curriculum is balanced between preparing students for immediate employment and further learning in graduate school. Our students have attended and excelled at the best graduate schools in the country and have competed for and received some of the most sought-after scholarships.
ECE faculty also manage research laboratories while teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. In our department, undergraduate students work on team research projects with their faculty mentors and graduate students. We regularly receive support from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Justice, and industry to support research programs, which are staffed by undergraduate and graduate students. UNH's interdisciplinary InterOperability Laboratory and Research Computing Center employ a large number of ECE undergraduate students, even starting in the freshman year.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is our international professional organization. The student branch of the IEEE at UNH is student-run and provides opportunity for professional activity and for making friends (some for a lifetime). Since in today’s world almost everything is powered or designed by computers or electronics, an ECE degree will grant you a myriad of career opportunities.
The ECE Department offers degrees at all levels of study. Our two four-year undergraduate programs lead to Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Engineering. Transfer students and those who have completed two-year technical degrees are warmly welcomed into our programs. Before submitting an application for admission transfer students should contact us to make an appointment with a transfer student coordinator.
We have a thriving graduate study program. The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree typically requires two years of study. Both a thesis and non-thesis option are available in the Master of Science (MS) Degree Program. Doctoral level study is also possible for highly qualified students through the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program.