The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Arizona has for more than a century been in the vanguard of every major technological advance we see around us today. Now, our sights are firmly set on the energy systems and computers of the not-so-distant future, and we are working in areas such as:
- Wireless technology to enable doctors to monitor patient care in real time from remote locations.
- Biomedical sensors and devices and big data applications that will, for example, diagnose cancer sooner.
- Smart grids for the control and automation of increasingly advanced and efficient energy systems.
- Real-time autonomous computer systems to predict and protect nations from life-threatening cyberattacks.
Outside the Classroom
Engineers are not made in the classroom alone – an invaluable part of training takes place in student clubs — such as IEEE and the Arizona Solar Racing Team — and on interdisciplinary design teams. In the Senior Design Program, for example, students work with industry partners to solve R&D challenges. In 2016, electrical and computer engineering students on 13 teams took home awards, including those for first- and second- place overall design.
Demand for electrical and computer engineers in all industries continues to grow as companies adopt and integrate new technologies and invest in making their systems bigger, better and faster.
Most of our students have excellent job offers even before they graduate — at companies such as Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, GM, Agilent, NASA, Boeing and Pixar. Our alumni hold leadership positions throughout the world.