Top Reasons to Apply
- As of 2013, the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Survey placed Electrical and Computer Engineering at number 7 in most “in-demand” majors, and in the top 5 for Engineering majors.
- Electrical engineering is again seventh in top paying majors at $63,000 and Computer engineering is third at $71,000.
- In 2013, Electrical and Computer Engineering had more than 45 employers at its annual career fair which has seen an increase in recruiter interest over the past decade.
Companies recruiting and hiring our graduates include:
|Computer Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
|Booz Allen Hamilton||Lockheed Martin|
|Northrop Grumman||Hughes Network Systems|
|Qualcomm||Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)|
|JHU Applied Physics Lab||Qualcomm|
|Multivision||JHU Applied Physics Lab|
|US Aberdeen Testing Center||Intelsat|
|Intel||US Army Research Lab|
|Intelligent Automation||ASCO Power Technologies|
|Boeing||Booz Allen Hamilton|
|Lockheed Martin||Visionist, Inc.|
|Goldman Sachs||ITT Exelis|
Unique Internship and Co-Operative Opportunities
The ECE department's proximity to the Washington, DC area and government laboratories has allowed students to participate in significant research collaborations with government-funded agencies. The Department has long-standing partnerships with many federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Army Research Laboratory, the National Security Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. As a result of these partnerships, ECE students at Maryland enjoy special internship, co-operative, and employment opportunities with these organizations outside the classroom.
Research strengths of the Department are also reflected in our collaborations with industry. Many of the Department's faculty members are engaged in cross-disciplinary research efforts that branch off into such areas as biology, chemistry, physics and business. These efforts are advanced by several centers and institutes established by the University of Maryland to foster inquiry that stretches across disciplines. This cross-disciplinary research encourages faculty collaboration and offers ECE students the opportunity to become well-rounded engineers.