Rooted within one of the top public engineering schools in Texas, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has robust undergraduate offerings and a dynamic internship program that connects over 1200 undergraduate students a year to earn experience in their field of study. Open access research labs, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and hands-on experience set our undergraduate students up for success as professionals and ethical leaders.

Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering program enables students to acquire a solid foundation in the broad areas of electrical engineering and emphasizes advanced study in digital systems, telecommunications and microelectronics. The program focuses specifically in the areas of  electrical networks, electronics, electromagnetics, computers, digital systems and communications.

Computer Engineering

The computer engineering program concerns the design, construction, implementation and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment. A combination of computer science and electrical engineering, computer engineering prepares students for careers that deal with computer systems from design through implementation.



Student Organizations


Students in the Spotlight

Arun Gupta

Class of '12
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Arun Gupta

Class of '12

What did you study within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UTD?

I studied Electrical Engineering (MEMS and Microsystems).

Where do you currently work and what is your job title?

I’m am the Founder and CEO of Skyven Technologies.

In what ways did the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department prepare you for your current position?

The department gave me the flexibility to pursue my PhD while maintaining full-time employment at Texas Instruments. This flexibility has been crucial in setting me for my current role as Founder of a renewable energy company!

Alex Moreno

Class of '17
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Alex Moreno

Class of '17

Where do you currently work and what is your job title?

UC Berkeley, Graduate Researcher

Tell us about your experience within ECE and specifically Senior Design.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provided me with the opportunities to take rigorous analog and RF courses as an undergrad and to work on exciting Terahertz research with Dr. Kenneth O at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence. Through the Senior Design Program I was able to brainstorm technological ideas to reduce gun violence in America. Seeing our prototype to fruition with my friends and the support of Dr. James Florence was my favorite part of the capstone project.

Why should future students choose to study within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UTD?

Because of UTD’s fast paced track to tier one! UTD’s environment is changing at literally a new building per year and increasing student and faculty. Change like this is seen at all tiers of UTD and translates to opportunities for growth, research and learning for students.

Read more about Alex here.

Diana Cogan

Class of '16
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Diana Cogan

Class of '16

You have a unique position as a former student, can you explain your current role at UTD?

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UTD.

In what ways did the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department prepare you for your current role as a Senior Lecturer?

I spent 24 years raising and homeschooling my four children (all of whom are now UTD alumni!), so my engineering skills were rather rusty when I first enrolled. The department allowed me the time I needed to rebuild my skill set so that I could move forward with my degree.

What’s something that stood out to you while you completed your PhD?

As a PhD student, I did a dissertation. My favorite part of the project was contributing to the body on knowledge that is improving the lives of those who suffer with epilepsy.


Senior Design Project

UTDesign (Senior Design) is a program that provides senior engineering and computer science students with meaningful hands-on experience by joining with industry partners to bring solutions to real-world engineering problems. Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience while developing their skills as a professional within their industry.



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