Where information meets the physical world
Electronic and photonic technologies are transforming the world in uncountable ways. From text messages to autonomous vehicles, from brain scans to smart cities, from encrypted networks to emerging quantum computers, electrical and computer engineers design the devices and systems on which society moves, communicates and builds the future. Electrical engineers also lead the electrification of the energy economy, from solar cells to energy-efficient computers and circuits.
To gain mastery in electrical and computer engineering, students combine computer science, materials science, energy, physics, biology, neuroscience, economics, management, public policy and many other fields.
Program of Study
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an undergraduate program of study in Electrical Engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (https://www.abet.org) under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
The Curriculum page provides more details about your pathway to graduation.
Our graduates go on to be leaders in many sectors of society. Some continue their education in top graduate schools, while others work with companies big and small, from the likes of Google, Intel and Microsoft to start-up companies that disrupt the status quo. Others still enter professions in business, finance, government, law and medicine. All of these options are open to you as your make your way to commencement.
Get to Know the Department
Once each semester we hold an open house in the undergraduate lab, F110 in the Engineering Quadrangle. An open house offers the best chance to see demonstrations of student projects and speak one-on-one with professors and electrical and computer engineering majors to see what being in ECE is all about.
Download the prospective student handbook for further reading about the undergraduate program of study.
If you are thinking of applying to Princeton, an organized tour of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) may help answer your most pressing questions. Contact the Undergraduate Affairs Office at (609) 258-4554. Applications for undergraduate admission are available from the Princeton Admissions Office.