The electrical and computer engineering combined major program prepares students for careers in diverse fields from medicine, to law, business and more. The discipline is based on three technical foundations: physics (encompassing circuits, semiconductor devices, and optical systems), computers (including microprocessors and computing devices), and Math (dealing with information, networks, and systems).
Students may choose to major in both electrical and computer engineering by following the combined-major program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Students take the required courses for both majors along with technical electives distributed among the areas of computer engineering; fields, waves, and optics; signals and systems; power engineering; and electronic circuits and devices.
The Accelerated Master’s Degree PlusOne program allows current undergraduate students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the PlusOne program. Students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.
Students currently earning a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering can select from the PlusOne pathways available for BS in Electrical Engineering students.
For support with academic questions, contact the academic advisor assigned to this program.
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Aditi Purandare, E‘23, electrical and computer engineering, had three reasons for deciding to attend Northeastern. “I chose Northeastern because of the co-op program, the location, and the opportunities available to undergraduates,” she says. The university also played a huge part in fueling Purandare’s research interests. “The College of Engineering has a lot of interesting projects […]
Electrical and computer engineering students Eleanett Perez Cervera, E’22, Julia Estrin, E’22, and Valentina Ribeiro, E’24 are recipients of the 2021-2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative.
A Northeastern faculty and student team was awarded a $200K prize as a finalist for Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize. In Phase 2, up to four teams (from the 10 finalists) will receive a $500K award. The team’s submission proposed development of a Precise Air-sealing Robot for Inaccessible Spaces (PARIS). The Northeastern team is advised by ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir, CEE Assistant Professor Michael Kane, and ECE Distinguished Professor Carey Rappaport.
Curiosity and engagement are top traits of high-potential talented students. To tap into and nurture this excitement, the College of Engineering introduced an innovative program in Fall 2020: Undergraduate Program for Leaders In Future Transformation (UPLIFT). UPLIFT Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor and work in their mentor’s lab conducting research starting their first semester of their first year of study at Northeastern.