Electrical and computer engineers, like all engineers, are innovators.

Whether working as a researcher in an emerging technology, a designer in a fast-paced high-tech company, a technical manager responsible for a team of engineers, a technical salesperson trying to find customer solutions, or as an entrepreneur trying to bring new technology to market, ECEs are in an exciting and dynamic field.

Lafayette’s ECE curriculum builds on the fundamentals in the physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, and computer science and prepares students to meet the exciting challenges that both electrical engineering and computer engineering have to offer.

Junior and senior electrical and computer engineering majors are encouraged to work on independent study and research projects with faculty. Qualified students may also do honors thesis research in their senior year.

Lafayette offers many study abroad options, including a full semester in Spain and Germany geared toward engineering students, as well as interim/summer study abroad courses in several other countries. Instruction in semester abroad programs is in English.

Many ECE majors elect to pursue a minor; some popular minors include bioengineering, computer science, economics, and mathematics.