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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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Electrical engineering student encourages young women in STEM

March 21, 2023

For four years, University of Cincinnati doctoral student Brooke Campbell has been a graduate assistant in the UC Undergraduates Pursuing Research in Science and Engineering (UPRISE) program. After working for five years in the tech industry, she returned to school to pursue a graduate degree. Her research work focuses on using a process called electrospinning to create nanofibers loaded with medicine for targeted drug delivery. She was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.


UC-developed AI offers insight into conversations using...

February 13, 2023

Could an app let you know if a first date is just not into you? Engineers at the University of Cincinnati say the technology might not be far off. They trained a computer to identify the type of conversation two people were having based on their physiological responses alone.

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