ECE Undergraduate Program
We are ABET Accredited!
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information, visit the ABET website.
ABET ACCREDITATION [pdf]
The University of Maryland offers one of the most renowned electrical and computer engineering programs on the east coast; competing with other top engineering schools in the nation. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are working on some of the most challenging and exciting research projects of our time. With approximately 85 teaching and research faculty members, 825 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students and over $30 million in research expenditures, the department is one of the most active education and research units at the University of Maryland.
At the undergraduate level, the ECE department offers degree programs in Computer Engineering (in collaboration with the department of Computer Science) and Electrical Engineering.
Our undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are based on a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, and basic engineering science. The curriculum of the first two years is designed to enable our students to succeed in the final years of the program. With a graduation requirement of 120 credits in both computer and electrical engineering, most of our students complete their studies within four years. Opportunities abound for motivated students to become more engaged with the practical application of their curriculum including Undergraduate Research Fellowships, internship opportunities, professional engineering organization involvement, and student competitions.
Program Educational Objectives
- Technical Accomplishments: Have our graduates establish a reputation for technical expertise and excellence among colleagues and acheive professional recognition for their work, in graduate or professional school and/or the technical workforce.
- Invention, Innovation, and Creativity: Have our graduates utilize their skills and resourcefulness to invent, design and realize novel technology; to find creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems; and to identify, research and solve new technical challenges in electrical engineering and related fields.
- Professional Development: Have our graduates stay abreast of emerging technologies, continually learn new skills, and actively participate in professional communities to nourish ever-developing careers.
- Professionalism & Citizenship: Have our graduates embrace cultural societal, environmental, and ethical issues in their work to help fulfill their professional responsibilities to themselves, employers, employees, co-workers, and the local and global communities.
- Communication & Teamwork: Hae our graduates excel on multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, demonstarte leadership, and effectively employ their oral and written communications skilss to respove problems and inform, educate and persuade diverse audiences.
Recent Undergraduate News
Katz Named Director of Maryland Cybersecurity Center
Jonathan Katz, professor of computer science, was appointed to a three-year term.
Prof. Ed Ott Selected for 2014 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize
ECE professor joins distinguished group of prize recipients.
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ACES program is result of partnership with Northrop Grumman.
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Deadline for entries is October 13, 2003.
Clark School Highly Ranked in U.S. News and World Report's "2014 Best Colleges Rankings"
Clark School's undergraduate programs ranked #12 among public universities.
UMD Hosts NSF-Funded Cybersecurity Undergraduate Research Program
Undergraduate scholars gain research experience through summer program at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center.
REU in Miniature Robotics holds final project symposium
Nine projects range from wings for MAVs to vision sensors for small robots to small grasping hands.
UMD Team Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Design and Build New Photonic Spectrometer
Interdisciplinary research team to design the world's first fully integrated photonic spectrograph.
Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge
Inaugural TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to spur development of transformative solutions for societal issues.