Electrical & Computer Engineering
Innovating the Future
Welcome! Our 400 ECE undergraduate and graduate students and our 24 professional staff and faculty members work every day to integrate learning, discovery, and engagement in the true spirit of the Morrill Act / Land Grant tradition. Whether you are a visitor, prospective student, or a longtime member of our community of scholars, we look forward to working with you.
Carol Baumbauer awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship
ECE senior Carol Baumbauer was recently named an NSF GRFP winner. Congratulations,
[MSU News Service article]
New ECE NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The ECE Department hosts 10 undergraduate students during the summer of 2017 for research
involving sensor systems using light and sound.
Dr. Klein Gilhousen 1942-2016
Dr. Klein Gilhousen, co-founder of Qualcomm, Inc., and benefactor of our Gilhousen
Endowed Chair in Telecommunications, passed away in April, 2016. The ECE Department
joyfully remembers Dr. Gilhousen's support and encouragement of Montana State University.
[information] [Wall Street Journal] [Bozeman Chronicle]
Our academic programs emphasize hands-on laboratory experience at all levels and encourage student involvement in research, discovery, and dissemination of new knowledge. Even in the very first course, EELE 101, students get hands-on experience constructing and testing a custom robot project, and many students work in campus labs, such as MSU's Microfabrication Facility and the Space Science and Engineering Laboratory.
All faculty members in ECE engage in research and creative activity. Areas of research include embedded computing, mixed signal design, optics and optoelectronics, MEMS/MOEMS, acoustics and audio, complex systems and control, communication systems, digital signal processing, power systems, and power electronics.
ECE faculty, staff, and students are active volunteers for local, regional, and international engineering organizations and conferences. Faculty, staff, and students also volunteer for numerous outreach events each year, including FIRST Robotics, Expanding Your Horizons, outreach to K-12 education, engineering competitions, and summer research programs for under-represented groups in engineering.