Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCmpE). Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CmpE) are closely related fields that deal with different aspects of electronics and technology. While they share some similarities, they differ in their focuses and career paths. EE is concerned with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. It deals with the generation, transmission, and utilization of electrical power. CmpE focuses on designing and developing computer systems, hardware, and software.

Where the physical meets the virtual, that's our giant leap.

The Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a rich history of research and education that dates back to 1888. Many landmark innovations in radiotelephony, television, and electric power were developed by Purdue ECE faculty - innovations that have helped shape the modern world. In that same tradition of research excellence, our faculty continues to pioneer new technical frontiers. With more than 120 of the nation’s finest researchers, ECE faculty and students publish hundreds of papers annually in top quality journals and conference proceedings.

Students can expect to work in the exciting fields of:

  • Automatic Control
  • Communications, Networking, Signal & Image Processing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Fields and Optics
  • Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
  • Schweitzer Power and Energy Systems
  • VLSI and Circuit Design
  • We also offer concentrations in the emerging field of microelectronics and semiconductors.

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    Contact the ECE Undergraduate Office

    MSEE Building, Room 140
    501 Northwestern Avenue
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035
    Phone: (765) 494-3390
    Fax: (765) 494-3393
    Email: eceugo@purdue.edu

    Office Hours:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Respected for its prestige. Known for its community.

    ECE Student from Seattle says life at Purdue blends academic rigor, social life and discovery

    What brings a West Coaster like Brynne Hunt to a university in the heart of the Midwest for her undergrad years? She has one answer for that.

    “I’m the direct byproduct of STEM community outreach,” she says, laughing.

    When Brynne was growing up in Seattle in the early 2000s, the city was beginning what would become a staggering tech boom. One of the outcomes? The major tech and aerospace companies offered significant community outreach, especially to young women. And Brynne caught the bug.

    In particular, she loved space, and the programs that helped cultivate that interest empowered her to see herself as an engineer someday. And when she was old enough, Brynne was given the opportunity to attend an aerospace-themed high school — which, of course, she took full advantage of.

    Her schoolwork led to internships and networking throughout high school, helping narrow her interest to rockets. And when it came to discussing college plans with those members of the tech community, no matter who she asked, the answer always came up looking gold and black. “Rockets?” they would say; “Go to Purdue University!”

    She heard it over and over.

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