Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is engaged in the latest technologies of artificial intelligence, deep learning, computer vision, medical imaging, sensor networks, cybersecurity, wireless communications, power system operations, smart microgrids, electric vehicles, power semiconductor device technologies, microelectronics, internet of things, cloud computing, and computer hardware and software capabilities. Learn more
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Illinois Tech’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has a tradition of innovation dating back to 1901, when faculty member Lee de Forest, widely recognized as the “father of radio,” sent his first long-distance broadcast from the university. In 1906 he invented the first vacuum tube capable of amplifying an electrical signal. Other notable alumni include Marvin Camras, the “father of magnetic tape recording,” and Marty Cooper, inventor of the cell phone.
ECE faculty, students, and alumni continue to change the world by developing technologies for alternative energy resources and communications advancements.
Our department has developed the following programs to address industry needs for students specialized in today's demanding fields.
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As part of our commitment to offering our students with the latest technologies and technical backgrounds in preparation for industry careers and academic research, the following ECE courses have been recently updated and newly introduced:
ECE 407/408 Introduction to Computer Networks
ECE 412 Electric Vehicle Drives
ECE 420 Analytical Methods for Power System Economics and Cybersecurity
ECE 442 Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
ECE 448 Application Software Design
ECE 503 5G Wireless Network: Architecture, New Radio, and Security
ECE 512 Electric Vehicle Drives
ECE 518 Computer Cybersecurity
ECE 523 Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices
ECE 537 Next Generation Smart Grids
ECE 566 Machine and Deep Learning
ECE 586 Hardware Security and Advanced Computer Architecture
Electrical and computer engineers are engaged in contributing to diverse and challenging application areas, from nanotechnology to large scale power grids, from miniature electronics device to networks of billions of nodes among others. Exciting career opportunities in these areas are provided by small to giant product development companies, manufacturers, and service providers in the fields of telecommunications, computer systems, energy systems, control systems, semiconductor, aerospace, health care, biomedical engineering, security, transportation and automotive along with government, defense, and space agencies.
The Illinois Tech ECE undergraduate program tracks prepare students for successful careers in the corporate sector, government agencies, or for further study in graduate or professional schools and provides them flexibility consistent with their potential and interest.
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“I decided to pursue a degree in computer engineering based on my undergraduate coursework at Illinois Tech. I was instantly hooked on computer design after being a part of Dr. Borkar’s ECE 242 Digital Computers and Computing class. I found the machine languages that we were learning fascinating and the introductory material to pipelining made me interested in continuing to learn about computer organization and design.”
“It is a very rigorous program that works you very hard. This trains you for the real world so that you can come up with solutions to problems quickly.”