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
Broadly stated, the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the undergraduate major in electrical engineering pertain to the accomplishments and performance of our students 3-5 years after graduation. These objectives are determined in consultation with the various constituencies of the electrical engineering program and agreed upon and approved by a consensus of the faculty.
- Achieve a leadership position in a reputable industry or government institution.
- Achieve a graduate degree in a highly ranked academic program.
- Become an innovator and creative entrepreneur.
Student Learning Outcomes
Enrollment and Graduation Rates
Our current undergraduate enrollment is 987 students distributed over all four years of study (as of Fall 2016).