Undergraduate Program Offerings

Undergraduate Program Offerings

The Purdue University Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate program offers two dynamic degree paths, each tailored to spark your curiosity and drive your passion for technology: the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCmpE). Whichever path you choose, Purdue ECE empowers you to become an innovator and leader in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

While Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering share common roots, each program has a unique focus and distinct career paths. EE explores the generation, transmission, and utilization of electrical power. CmpE focuses on the design and development of computer systems, hardware, and software. Together, they form a powerful synergy that addresses the multifaceted demands of the modern technological landscape.

Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Specific requirements are dependent upon the student's catalog term, i.e., the term in which the student was admitted to Purdue University. However, the following apply to all BSEE and BSCmpE degree requirements regardless of catalog term.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE)

A degree in Electrical Engineering is your ticket to a career that shapes the future and revolutionizes how we live, work, and communicate. Imagine being at the forefront of providing sustainable energy solutions to power cities, homes, and industries. If self-driving cars, drones, and smart appliances intrigue you, with an EE degree, you can help redefine how we interact with technology in our daily lives. Electrical Engineers also contribute significantly to space exploration by designing instruments for satellites, spacecraft, and even rovers on distant planets. If you’ve dreamed of combining your passion for technology with your desire to improve healthcare, electrical engineers collaborate with medical professionals to develop life-saving devices such as pacemakers, imaging equipment, and prosthetics.

Current and archived catalog terms for Electrical Engineering can be found here.

Electrical Engineering Concentrations

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CmpE)

A degree in Computer Engineering (CmpE) also offers an exciting array of career paths that cater to your interests, strengths, and aspirations. Imagine creating apps that revolutionize communication, video games that transport players to new dimensions, or software that powers self-driving cars. From designing the next generation of smartphones to building robust computing systems, the expertise gained with your CmpE degree will bring hardware to life. Computer Engineers also create the tiny yet powerful systems that drive devices like smartwatches, home automation systems, and medical equipment. Your knowledge will also empower you to thwart cyberattacks, secure networks, and stay one step ahead of cybercriminals, making the digital world a safer place for everyone.

Current and archived catalog terms for Computer Engineering can be found here.

Computer Engineering Concentrations

ECE Minors for Students Outside of ECE

Certifications for All Students