Electrical & Computer Engineering

Well-Recognized Programs

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at San Diego State University attracts exceptional students to our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs. Our graduates become leaders in many areas represented by our Department, both in private and public sectors.

An electrical engineering student wires a circuitboard

The Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Computer Engineering (BSCompE) are offered only on-campus. They encompass the latest technologies in communications, digital signal processing, optoelectronics, fiber optics, power electronics, power systems, bioelectronics, digital circuits, VLSI design, controls, multimedia, and computer networks.

A computer engineering student pilots an autonomous drone

The department offers Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and Computer Engineering (MSCompE), available both on-campus and online. Additionally, we offer a Master of Engineering (MEngr) degree, an interdisciplinary program focused on engineering with a business/management emphasis, tailored for career advancement.

An engineering doctoral student fields questions at the Joint Doctoral Program Symposium

For our Joint Doctoral Program (JDP), faculty from both San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are actively involved in research projects with the graduate students. The Ph.D. degree is awarded jointly by the two cooperating institutions.

Dr. A. Ege Engin

Chair's Message

Welcome to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at San Diego State University. Through our degree programs and research activity, we offer dynamic, relevant, and attractive solutions to the needs of society with more than 20 full-time faculty members.

Read More

Senior Design Day

Senior Design Day exhibits a collection of projects from graduating Electrical and Computer engineering seniors. This event is well attended by representatives from local industry, parents and faculty from other departments.

We are proud to have seven awardees of the prestigious Monty Award, three NSF CAREER awardees, an Albert W. Johnson Research Lectureship awardee, and IEEE Fellows.

Our faculty expertise includes antenna and microwave engineering, power electronics and electric drives, embedded systems, digital VLSI, signal processing, power systems, electromagnetic interference, machine learning, wireless communication, multimedia communication, rehabilitation electronics, electronics and system design for biomedical applications, robotic, artificial intelligence, and unmanned aerial systems.

Our Department is home to several research laboratories such as the Antenna & Microwave Lab (AML) Group which is an antenna analysis, design, fabrication and measurement facility, the Emerging & Advanced Green Energy Lab (EAGEL), the Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center for electrical drive transportation research, the SysteMs & InteLligEnce (SMILE) Lab that explores fundamental theories and innovative algorithms to improve dynamic systems and networks, and WIreless Networks & Communication (WINC) Lab whose research areas include Body Area Networks (BANs), Green Networking, Cloud Computing, and Research on Social Networking.