Facts and Figures

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Largest department/school at Purdue University and one of the largest in the nation.
  • Highest volume of research among all schools and departments at Purdue.
  • Birthplace of the EPICS program, the Birck Nanotechnology Center, and ECN.
  • The National Society of Black Engineers was born at Purdue. One of its founders, Dr. Arthur J. Bond, received all his degrees from ECE, and served on the ECE faculty for five years.
  • Faculty include five members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one NAE Gordon Prize winner, and a past President of the IEEE, 34 IEEE Fellows, 9 APS Fellows, and 7 OSA Fellows.
  • The school attracts more than 2,200 applicants to its graduate program annually.
  • The first electronic television was made in ECE.
  • Former Head of ECE, Reginald Fessenden, invented radio telephony.

College of Engineering facts and figures