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Circuits, Code, Machines—Complexity and Innovation

Undergraduate Experience

Electrical, computer, and robotics engineers provide pivotal technologies to our modern society as we seek greater sustainability and undergo the 4th industrial revolution. This is exactly what we do—and you can learn to do it, too, by joining us here at Michigan Tech.

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE for short), we offer a supportive learning environment and three degree programs to provide many possibilities for your future. Our programs allow you to customize your degree to build a better tomorrow, by choosing from concentrations and focus areas within your major.

At Michigan Tech you'll tap into all the strengths and advantages of a large engineering program, set in a friendly, supportive learning environment. You'll find our dedicated faculty and staff maintain an open door policy. We enjoy mentoring students.

You'll find real-world experience can be gained in a myriad of ways—internships, co-ops, undergraduate research, study abroad, senior design, Enterprise, and more. Hone skills that will enable you to bring immediate value to your employer once you graduate, in a career you're passionate about.

Tomorrow needs engineers prepared to tackle challenges in robotics and automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, green, renewable and alternative energy, defense and aerospace, climate change, power engineering, healthcare, robotics, automobiles, mobility, and the Internet of Things.

We're ready, are you?

Bachelor's Degrees

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Electrical Engineering

Make your own contributions to the 21st century—in technological areas we can only begin to imagine. As an electrical engineering student, take advantage of some of the best opportunities in the nation for laboratory-based learning, real-world design, and engineering entrepreneurship.

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Computer Engineering

Computer engineering is a steadily growing field, and the world needs skilled professionals who can work comfortably on both the software and hardware sides of a computer system. A computer engineering degree from Michigan Tech will make you uniquely qualified to bridge this gap and succeed as a computer-integration specialist.

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Robotics Engineering

Robotics engineering is at the intersection of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied computing. Understand the “why” of robots and autonomous machines in a variety of settings beyond industry and manufacturing, including autonomous vehicles. Learn how to interface robotics with other systems. Take courses in robot operating systems, microcontrollers for cyber-physical systems, electric machinery and drives, sensation and perception, and so much more.

The Michigander EV Scholar's Program provides up to $10,000 scholarships going to as many as 350 top tech students at participating universities, including Michigan Tech.

  • No. 6
    best electrical engineering degree program
  • 1
    student per bench in labs
  • 1,230
    square feet in our Plexus Innovation Lab and electronics makerspace
  • 100+
    sponsored Senior Design projects
  • 20
    ECE Advisory Board members from top levels of major US corporations

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs at Michigan's flagship technological university.

"I can be hired as a computer scientist, a computer engineer, or even an electrical engineer. I like the diversity of options that I have for jobs and where I'm able to work."Abby Nelson, computer engineering student

Earn an ABET Accredited Engineering Degree

With ABET accreditation, you can be sure that your Michigan Tech degree meets the quality standards that prepares you to enter a global workforce.

And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of your program—both now and in the future.

Sought Worldwide

ABET's voluntary peer-review process is highly respected. Its criteria are developed by technical professionals and focuses on what you, as a student, experience and learn. It adds critical value to academic programs in technical disciplines—where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Read more about electrical and computer engineering accreditation, educational objectives, and student outcomes.

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The ECE Department

Innovation is key in the growing fields of electrical, computer, and robotics engineering.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech is a world leader in providing high quality education, something we’ve done for nearly 100 years.

During your time at Michigan Tech, you’ll experience the difference faculty mentoring has on the quality of your education. You’ll take the skills you learn in the classroom to the lab, shop, makerspace or out in the world— to create, innovate, and design.

Integrated with key courses, access to our multimillion-dollar labs will allow you to learn with cutting-edge equipment—from lasers and microcontrollers to robots, power stations, and more—along with industry standard software and current generation computer systems.

You’ll benefit from many additional opportunities for hands-on experience, ranging from Enterprise and Senior Design, to internships and co-ops. Our excellent programs give you the chance to work directly with industry well before graduation.

And you’ll gain the personal attention and support you need—not only for your academic success, but for a positive overall experience at Michigan Tech.

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Real Engineering. Meaningful Work.

We are committed to inspiring students, advancing knowledge, and innovating technological solutions to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. With an entering engineering class of about 1,000 students, 17 degrees to choose from, and 160 faculty in the College of Engineering alone, we provide a world-class education with the trusted reputation of Michigan Tech.

As a student at Michigan Tech you’ll work closely with faculty mentors, immerse yourself in experience-powered learning, and gain a thorough understanding of engineering practice. Collaborate and innovate in laboratories, coursework, Enterprise, and Senior Design—you'll work with industry partners on real engineering projects and develop strong skill sets for your future.

You could study abroad, with engineering opportunities ranging from a few weeks to one full year. Or focus on problems facing disadvantaged communities in countries around the world. Michigan Tech’s Global and Community Engagement program offers you a range of options.

More than 400 employers regularly recruit our students for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment. Engineering students average seven interviews, and 98 percent are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military, or enroll in a graduate school within six months of graduation. A degree in engineering from Michigan Tech can take you anywhere.

Tomorrow Needs You

Engineers do a lot of things, but there's one thing we do first and foremost: we help people. We use creative ideas and technologies to solve problems in health care, energy, transportation, hunger, space exploration, climate change, and more—much more. Become an engineer who is ready for what tomorrow needs.

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