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.

Find out what it takes to earn a BS in Electrical Engineering or BS in Computer Engineering.

ECE Headlines

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Todd Kaiser becomes ECE Department Head

Prof. Todd Kaiser is the new Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Head, effective July 1, 2017.  Prof. Rob Maher is returning to the regular faculty after serving 10 years as ECE Head. Congratulations Prof. Kaiser, and thank you, Prof. Maher!

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Carol Baumbauer awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

ECE senior Carol Baumbauer was recently named an NSF GRFP winner.  Congratulations, Carol!
[MSU News Service article]

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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.
[More information] 

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Optics Creates Colors in Yellowstone Hot Springs

ECE faculty and students enjoy learning in the spectacular beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
[see MSU News Service article and local TV news report]


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.