What is electrical and computer engineering?

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) is all about the design, analysis, optimization and implementation of electronic and electric circuits and systems that drive all aspects of our modern society. Artificial intelligent systems, power and renewable energy systems, autonomous and electric vehicles, smart phones, smart homes and cities, robotics, computer systems, cyber security, augmented reality, and medical devices are a few examples.


What skills are needed to be successful in electrical and computer engineering?

Electrical and computer engineers are strong in math, physics and chemistry. They are also passionate about being part of the next big things in technology.

Electrical and computer engineering bachelor's degree career outlook

A degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering will open doors for exciting careers in such sectors as automotive, energy, semiconductor, wireless, medical, financial and defense industries.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of electrical and computer engineers and computer hardware engineers is expected to grow between 3-5% from 2021-2031. Engineers in these fields report a median salary above $100,000 per year. A recent survey showed that Wayne State graduates earn the highest salaries of any other ECE grads in the state of Michigan.