Electrical & Computer Engineering

Integrating electrical engineering and computer science and engineering, this program prepares you with theory, hardware, software and system skills for various career opportunities in both industry and academia.

Program Description

The Electrical and Computer Engineering program provides comprehensive student training in Communications, Networking, Signal and Information Processing, Machine Learning, Systems and Controls, Computational Sensing, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Solid State Electronics. Students in the program develop strong analytical and lifelong learning skills, while obtaining end-to-end hardware and software system design and development experiences. The theory and system foundations in the program support students in their quest of building careers in academia and various industry sectors including telecommunications, information technology, media, pharmaceutical, and financial companies. Students in the program also benefit from the long-running internship-for-credit arrangement within the program that allows students to receive academic credit for professional internships that have an academic component suitable for graduate-level coursework.


Application Requirements

Students with bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, or a comparable discipline, as well as in closely related areas such as Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics are eligible for admission into the MS and Ph.D. degree programs. An MS degree is not a prerequisite to apply for admission into the PhD degree program. An application for admission into the MS and Ph.D. degree programs requires the following:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Official Graduate Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Three (or more) Letters of Recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores (international applicants only)

Note that GRE is not required for the application to be considered complete. Applicants who have already appeared in GRE can submit an unofficial copy of their test scores for consideration by the program.

Degree Types

  • M.S (Master of Science)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Certificate

Campus Locations

Busch Campus - New Brunswick

Admission Deadlines

The Electrical and Computer Engineering program reviews applications on a rolling basis and admits students in both spring and fall semesters. For best consideration, applicants should adhere to the following deadlines.

Fall Admissions

MS Applications
  • Requesting Financial Aid: March 15
  • Non-US Applicants: April 15
  • US Applicants: May 15
PhD Applications
  • Non-US Applicants (Full Consideration): January 15
  • Non-US Applicants (Limited Seats): April 1
  • US Applicants (Full Consideration): February 15
  • US Applicants (Limited Seats): May 1

Spring Admissions

MS Applications
  • Requesting Financial Aid: October 1
  • Non-US Applicants: October 15
  • US Applicants: November 1
PhD Applications
  • Full Consideration: October 1
  • Non-US Applicants (Limited Seats): October 15
  • US Applicants (Limited Seats): November 1