University of Delaware - College of Engineering
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

"Ever since middle school I knew that I wanted to become an engineer because I loved math and wanted not just to study the theory of math but to use math to change the world we live in. I understood that there would be few people who looked like me in my major of choice but since engineering is what I was passionate about I did not let these facts deter me; but I did keep these things in mind when I looked for possible colleges and univiersities to attend. I decided I wanted to attend the University of Delaware because of the support that the College of Engineering provides to underrepresented groups in engineering through the Women in Engineering Program and also the RISE Program. I knew that in order for me to be successful in college, I needed to have a supportive group of people around me and this is what Delaware provided me."

Jessica Nance ,
President, Eta Kappa Nu, ECE Honor Society

Why ECE at UD?


Ranked among top 50 Best Engineering Colleges by News & World Reports

The graduate engineering programs at the University of Delaware are ranked 11 by the Princeton Review and in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report. This recognition is due to a growing graduate program and record levels of research funding supporting leading research in computer engineering, signal processing and communications, controls, nanoelectronics, photonics and electromagnetics, bioengineering, and renewable energy. Courtyard ECE graduate students studying in these areas work with award-winning faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories. Moreover, nearly all full-time graduate students in the ECE Department are supported by competitive teaching or research assistantships that cover tuition costs and living expenses. In addition to receiving high national rankings and providing state-of-the-art laboratory and research experiences, the University of Delaware graduates MSECE and Ph.D. students that are sought out by companies, research laboratories and institutions, and universities.


Undergraduate Program

Senior Design Seesaw

Deciding between different universities and majors can be very complicated.  Hundreds of combinations are possible, and while the decisions are important, they at times feel overwhelming.  Here are some of the reasons UD ECE is such a good choice:

  • World Class Faculty:  Our faculty have been involved in the creation of the Internet, the fastest supercomputer in the world, and sensor technology driving Ipods.  Faculty are also on the cutting edge of imaging through walls with terahertz radiation, the discovery of new sources of hydrogen energy, the nanofabrication of next generation solar cells, and computational systems biology for advances in medine.  This innovation has yielded accolades for our faculty, including 10 National Science Foundation CAREER awards, 3 Office of Naval Research Young investigator Awards, and 8 IEEE/OSA  Fellows.
  • Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio:  Most research universities have enormous student bodies with 20 or more undergraduate students per faculty member.  In UD ECE, we have only about 11 students per faculty, a number that is among the lowest nationwide.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities:  Combine a low student-to-faculty ratio with world class faculty, and what you get is opportunities for undergraduate students to do groundbreaking research as early as their sophomore year.  Many Delaware undergraduates publish papers in scholarly journals or attend conferences all over the country before receiving their Bachelor’s degree!
  • Location, Location, Location:  The University of Delaware is located on a beautiful suburban campus within 3 hours driving distance of four major cities:  Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.  No other major engineering campus is similarly located.

Graduate Program

Barner Electrical and Computer Engineering

The graduate engineering programs at´┐╝ the University of Delaware are ranked 11 by the Princeton Review. This recognition is due to a growing graduate program and record levels of research funding supporting leading research in computer engineering, signal processing and communications, controls, nanoelectronics, photonics and electromagnetics, bioengineering, and renewable energy.

ECE graduate students studying in these areas work with award-winning faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories. Moreover, nearly all full-time graduate students in the ECE Department are supported by competitive teaching or research assistantships that cover tuition costs and living expenses.

In addition to receiving high national rankings and providing state-of-the-art laboratory and research experiences, the University of Delaware graduates MSECE and Ph.D. students that are sought out by companies, research laboratories and institutions, and universities.


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