So you want to become an electrical or computer engineer, but haven't decided on a school yet. You might ask "Why should I choose the NDSU ECE program?"
When choosing an engineering program there are certain things to look for. You being here and looking at this page is proof you know that. There is no single engineering program that is best for everyone. Below are some of the traits of our program at NDSU and information supporting those traits.
- A program that has a reputation for teaching great engineers
- Small student to faculty ratio
- Above average scores on national tests
- Good value (quality of education/cost)
- High standards of admission
Compared to our peers in the area we offer one of the best educations available at a great price.
Student to faculty ratio: 30/1
Cost comparison of NDSU and its peer institutions in the area. This clearly shows that NDSU is one of the best bargains of any schools in the midwest in all categories.
Computer engineering deals with both hardware and software aspects of computer systems. Students take essential electrical engineering classes along with specialized classes in computer engineering and computer science. Demand for computer engineers is strong due to the growing use of computers in all sorts of products and the need for engineers competent with computers in both hardware and software areas.
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Electrical engineers create products and services for society out of materials that exist in nature using principles of science and common sense. The profession is broad, encompassing products valued by society in many technical specialties from electric power and energy utilization to our current Information Age.
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Departmental admission requirements for freshmen are an ACT (or equivalent) math test score of 23. Transfer students from U.S. institutions must have a 2.3 GPA; transfer students from international institutions must have a 3.0 GPA.
Further, the department policy is that transfer credits with grades less than 'C' in biology, chemistry, computer science, any field of engineering class, mathematics and physics are not accepted for the Electrical and Computer Engineering curricula.
An institutional GPA of 2.0 or above is required prior to registration in junior- and senior-level courses. Majors must have a grade of 'C' or better in the following courses: all required mathematics courses through MATH 266; ECE 173, 275, and EE 206.