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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Electrical Engineering

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Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering deals with a wide variety of products and is present in almost all industries. Graduates design control and communication systems, sensors, displays, learning machines, robots, instruments, voice recognition, computer vision, electronics, motors, power systems and the internet of things. It is a very flexible degree that allows the holder to work on a wide variety of applications utilizing vastly different skills. This allows our graduates to choose careers best fitting their exact interests. For instance, some of our graduates develop complex new mathematical algorithms to achieve the highest possible system performance, while others work with basic physics to develop better circuits and devices. Graduates work outside in the field to improve the generation and transmission of electric power, become high level executives at companies like Google or complete law or medical degrees. The Bioengineering option of Electrical Engineering provides the right training to design medical instruments and with a few additional courses becomes a full pre-medical or pre-dental major. After graduating, our students have gone on to the world’s best graduate program like Stanford, MIT and Johns Hopkins. 

Degree Programs

Computer Engineering is a blend of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Students receive training that allows them to design complex computer systems and embed them in custom applications such as robots, spacecraft and automobiles. A typical system may interface with a sensor to measure the world, then decide how to best use the information to achieve goals and eventually turn on actuators which perform the needed task. They also develop computer vision systems, high-performance computers and software, and the internet of things. They take many of the same required courses as Electrical Engineers, but fill in their electives with computer-specific courses. Graduates have the ability to design electric circuits, understand network hardware, design computer systems and write the software inside those systems. Computer engineers gain a depth of knowledge in software and hardware and signal/system theory. Computer engineers sometimes also double-major in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in order to get two degrees. Our students have gone on to the world’s best graduate programs and top companies.

Degree Programs

Why Electrical and Computer Engineering?

Electrical and Computer Engineering PDF
  • Choose from three concentrations, including electrical engineering, computer engineering or bioengineering.
  • Forbes ranked biomedical engineering the most valuable college major. There is a projected 62 percent growth rate for the time period of 2010-2020 in this field.
  • The January 2014 Salary Survey reports computer engineering as No. 2 in average starting salaries.
  • Nearly 100 percent of our graduates have job placements or have been accepted to graduate school.
  • The department has well-equipped laboratories, offers free access to computer systems running software needed for studies, maintains small class sizes and provides a friendly, supportive environment for students.

Contact Us

CEAS logoElectrical and Computer Engineering

EN 5068

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2279


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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