Career Outlook
Average Salary
Projected Regional Growth
  • Lead Robot Software Engineer
  • Data Science Engineer
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

For individuals who

Are problem solvers interested in engineering focused on designing, building and improving computer systems used in every day life.

Looking for

An advanced engineering degree focused on the research, development and implementation of electronic and computer systems. 

To become

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Design Qualification Engineer
  • Application Engineer

Program Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs in selected specialty areas leading to the M.Engr., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Current departmental research expertise falls into one of the following areas: Biomedical Engineering, Communications/Signal Processing, Computer Architecture, Cyber Physical and Embedded Systems, Electromagnetics/Optics, Power/Power Electronics, and VLSI. The ECE Department is also a key contributor to NDSU's Research and Technology Park.

Research Facilities and Equipment

The department is housed in a modern, well-equipped building. Graduate students have access to laboratories, instrument rooms, and computer services ranging from the university computer system to departmental computers. Research facilities include cardiovascular engineering lab, computer architecture lab, digital systems lab, EMI shield room, power and power electronics lab, signal processing and systems lab, and printed circuit lab.