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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Our electrical and computer engineering programs shape brilliant visionaries into analyzers, designers, and developers — improving and modernizing life for all. Top talent develops here including a notable alumnus, Vinod Dham who is credited with the design of the Pentium processor.

Technology developed by electrical and computer engineers has revolutionized every facet of modern life. These developments have applications in multidisciplinary settings — medicine, communications, entertainment, business, transportation, and education— and represent enormous promise for society.

Our Programs

Computer Engineering

Computer engineers specialize in the design and analysis of computer hardware and software systems, including computer processors, circuit boards, and network systems. As a student, you will gain the skills to design, analyze, and build technology to improve and modernize daily life.

Cybersecurity Engineering

Cybersecurity engineers are in demand in organizations throughout society. Non-profits, hospitals, companies, government agencies and intergovernmental organizations are all seeking knowledgeable professionals to keep their organization’s operations and data safe from attackers.

Electrical Engineering

You will learn to help shape the design and manufacturing processes of microlectronics, control systems, signal processing systems, and other technologies that impact our daily lives. 

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical engineering technology curriculum has electronic technology, and computer technology tracks. As a student in this field, you're introduced to computer hardware and software, automatic control programming and implementation, robotic control, and modern instrumentation and sensors. This program will prepare you to design, program, and install all types of electrical instrumentation as well as computers and their networks.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Careers

There are many professional career paths in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science.

  • Computer Engineers specialize in the design and analysis of computer hardware and software. Working with operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks, robotics, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and computer-aided design tools, they develop advancements in radio, television, radar, transistors, computers, and robotics.
  • Cybersecurity Engineers focus on defending security in all facets including careers as a threat intelligence analyst, penetration tester, incident response manager, application security engineer, and more.
  • Electrical Engineers develop electrical equipment, shaping the design and manufacturing processes for all kinds of devices, from microelectronics to supercomputers. Their work—in control systems, signal processing, space systems, lasers and photonics, and more—is at the forefront of advances in biomedicine, renewable energy, intelligent systems, and nanotechnologies.

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Nineteen faculty join College of Engineering and Applied Science...

November 23, 2022

The University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science continues to expand with the addition of nineteen new faculty members in 2022. Two professors were announced in January. Seventeen faculty members joined CEAS at the start of the fall semester, including two new department heads: Ying Sun, head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Justin Zhan, head of the newly established Department of Computer Science.


Ohio Cyber Range Institute hosts cybersecurity symposium

October 13, 2022

Continual innovation and more individuals who are trained to combat an array of malicious actors and evolving threats are needed in cybersecurity, experts in the field said during a symposium at the University of Cincinnati.


UC engineering professor honored for achievements in...

October 7, 2022

Andrew Steckl, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, was awarded the Electronics and Photonics Award from the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Steckl pioneered the field of rare-earth electroluminescent materials incorporated in semiconductors, creating bright beautiful colors used in digital flat screens. His research also includes biosensors for medical applications.

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