Welcome to Purdue ECE

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Welcome to the homepage of the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering! We are the largest academic unit at Purdue University, and the largest ECE department in the nation, with more than 120 faculty members, 2,000 undergraduates (sophomores through seniors), and roughly 1,300 graduate students on campus and online. We are proud to deliver excellent programs at that scale: our undergraduate and graduate programs are all in the top 10. According to US News & World Report, our graduate program in electrical engineering is No. 8 and in computer engineering is No. 10. On the undergraduate side, USNWR ranked electrical engineering 8th and computer engineering No. 7. And, for the third straight year, our Online Master’s in ECE topped the list at No. 1.

Electrical and computer engineering is a highly rewarding and exciting field to pursue, and our undergraduate, graduate, and online programs will prepare you for successful careers in industry or academia. With our excellence and our scale, whether you are a high school student looking to get a top electrical or computer engineering degree, an undergraduate looking to pursue graduate studies, or a seasoned professional looking to add to your skill set, we have a place for you.

Electrical and computer engineering is a field that is constantly evolving. As new technologies are developed and existing ones are improved, Purdue ECE is defining and advancing the next frontier. Our faculty and students are working at the cutting edge of AI, Semiconductors, , Autonomy, and more! No matter what future you imagine for yourself in the field of electrical and computer engineering, Purdue ECE will help you reach your goals.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our programs. Boiler up!

Milind Kulkarni
Interim Head and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prof. Milind Kulkarni takes over as interim head of Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The interim head of Purdue’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has officially started his new role today. In addition to serving as department head, Milind Kulkarni will also be the academic lead for Purdue Engineering Online. He takes over for Dimitrios Peroulis, who is the new senior vice president for Purdue University Online.

“I've been very lucky to have Dimitri as a mentor and somebody that I have worked with over the last many years. They’re big shoes to fill,” says Kulkarni. “He’s put ECE on a really great path and so, honestly, I think my job like any interim leader is to make sure that we stay on that trajectory. It’s a little bit like the Hippocratic Oath, ‘First, do no harm.’”

Peroulis says he has every confidence in Kulkarni to lead the department.

“He’s someone who knows the school really well,” says Peroulis. “He has the right mentality and approach to leading a big school. He understands the complexity of the system at the Purdue and College of Engineering levels and I think he will do a great job aligning what we’re doing at the School level with those overall missions.”

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