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:
- In 2011, the Department surpassed $10 Million in research dollars (compared with $2.5 Million spent in 2005).
- The number of ECE faculty at the University of Utah has more than doubled in the past 15 years while other departments struggle with budget cuts.
- We have tripled the number of Ph.D. students enrolled in our program in the last six years.
- 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.
WHO HIRES OUR GRADUATES?
This is just a selection of data. More comprehensive information can be found at careers.utah.edu
L-3 Communication Systems
The United States Airforce
Sandia National Labs
The United States Department of Defense
WHERE DO OUR STUDENTS END UP?
Our graduate end up all over the place. More recently, we have seen our graduates take jobs in 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-$70,000 per year.
WHERE DO OUR STUDENTS GO TO GRADUATE SCHOOL?
Aside from our BS/MS program here at the U, 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!
We have active chapters of:
- Engineers Without Borders
- IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
- Tau Beta Pi
- Student clubs and professional organizations.
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.