Electrical and Computer Engineering

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. —Isaac Asimov

Electrical Engineering—MS, PhD

Fast Facts

  • Department research is funded by multiple agencies and corporations, including the National Science Foundation, the US Army and Air Force, Intelligent Automation, SINTEF Energy Research, Xcel Energy, Eaton, the Michigan Department of Transportation, International Transmission, American Electric Power, Consumers Energy, and more.
  • Several faculty hold editorial positions with major journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the Journal of the Optical Society of America, Applied Optics,the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, and the Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems.
  • Members of our faculty have been named Fellows in the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Optical Society of America, the International Society for Optical Engineering, and the Society of Women Engineers.

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Graduate Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michigan Tech offers program concentrations in energy systems, information systems, and solid-state electronics.

Energy systems emphasize power systems, with renewable energy and power electronics as other major areas of interest. Examples include protection, operation, and control of power systems; theory and use of commercial packages for fault, power flow, and transient studies; and power-system components— including transformers, rotating machines, and circuit breakers.

Information systems research is concerned with the transmission, measurement, processing, analysis, and interpretation of information-bearing signals. Areas include signal processing, image processing, computer communications, and wireless and digital communications.

Solid-state electronics research spans electromagnetic wave interactions with materials, micro- and nanoscale electronic materials and devices, and the quantum behavior of solids. This research thrust explores applications coupling electromagnetic behavior, photonics, electronics, VLSI design, quantum electronic physics, and sensing devices that interact with the external world in complex, integrated microsystems.

Current Michigan Tech undergraduate students can earn a MS degree with just a single year of study beyond the BS through the Accelerated Master's Program.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also offers degree programs in computer engineering.

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