ECE at the U

Never before in the history of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah have so many exciting things been happening:

  • Info for prospective Engineering Faculty
  • In 2011, the Department surpassed $10 Million in research dollars (compared with $2.5 Million spent in 2005).
  • Since 2005, we have added 10 new tenure-track faculty members (a 55% growth) while other universities struggle with budget cuts.
  • Nearly 100% of our Ph.D. candidates get research funding and financial assistance. We also fund many Masters students.
  • USTAR funded a $150 Million research center on campus as well as seven new outstanding junior and senior faculty members in the ECE Department. USTAR collaborates with the University of Utah to create world-class research teams in strategic areas in engineering.

Why ECE at the University of Utah?

This is just a selection of data. More comprehensive information can be found at careers.utah.edu

WHO HIRES OUR GRADUATES?

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
Qualcomm
Skull Candy
General Motors
IM Flash
L-3 Communication Systems
Micron
Verizon Wireless
The United States Airforce
Skull Candy
COMPUTER ENGINEERS
EMC
Google
L-3 Communications
Sandia National Labs
The United States Department of Defense
Microsoft

WHERE DO OUR STUDENTS END UP?
Utah, Texas, California, New Mexico, Arkansas, New York, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma

HOW MUCH DO OUR GRADUATES GET PAID?
Average starting salaries are approximately $67,000 per year

WHERE DO OUR STUDENTS GO TO GRADUATE SCHOOL?
Aside from our BS/MS program, our students have successfully enrolled at Cornell University, MIT, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Stanford University, University of Washington, and UT Austin among many others!


But wait, there’s more!

There’s always more available to students in the ECE Department at the University of Utah.

We have active chapters of:

We have opportunities in student government, tutoring programs, outdoor activity clubs, and more located right on campus. We also host a Technical Career Fair each fall semester to bring national and local engineering companies to campus for a social event, a career fair, and interviews as they recruit our best and brightest students.