Greetings from Raj Katti
Interim Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Dakota State University
Welcome to the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at North Dakota State University. Established in 1926, the ECE Department has a tradition of offering strong education and research programs. The ECE Department offers B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Electrical Engineering program and the Computer Engineering program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The department prides itself in providing a caring learning environment for its students through excellent instruction, laboratory experience, research, and realistic senior design projects. The ECE Department has 16 full-time faculty dedicated to teaching and research. The class sizes are relatively small, especially in the junior and senior years with individual attention being given to students. 80% of classes at NDSU have a class size of less than 40. The graduates of our department are employed by companies like 3M, Rockwell Collins, Microsoft, Black and Veatch, IBM, Micron Technology, Ottertail Power, Great River Energy, and John Deere. Close to 100% percent of the students graduating with a B.S. from the ECE Department find employment with salaries ranging from $55,000 to $65,000 for the year 2010.
The ECE faculty are actively involved in research and collaboration with industry and government agencies. The research areas of faculty span all areas of electrical and computer engineering, including power systems, distributed systems, power electronics, VLSI, communications, applied electromagnetics, signal processing, cryptography, bio-medical engineering, embedded systems, CAD for VLSI, and microprocessor verification. The ECE Department offers generous graduate teaching assistantships and tuition waivers to competitive students who want to pursue a graduate education.
North Dakota State University is located in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area (population approximately 208,000) which is ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. With high-tech industries like Microsoft, John Deere, and Case Corporation in the Fargo area, the oil industry in western North Dakota, and a strong agricultural economy, North Dakota has a booming economy and the nationís lowest unemployment rate.
I encourage you to browse through our website to find out more about our faculty, staff, students, education, and research. We encourage you to talk to our alumni who have done very well in all areas of ECE. They are the greatest testament to the lasting value of a degree from the ECE Department at North Dakota State University.