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Top Reasons to Apply

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  • As of 2013, the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Survey placed  Electrical and Computer Engineering at number 7 in most “in-demand” majors, and in the top 5 for Engineering majors.
  • Electrical engineering is again seventh in top paying majors at $63,000 and Computer engineering is third at $71,000.
  • In 2013, Electrical and Computer Engineering had more than 45 employers at its annual career fair which has seen an increase in recruiter interest over the past decade.

Companies recruiting and hiring our graduates include:

Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering
Amazon Northrop Grumman
Booz Allen Hamilton Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman Hughes Network Systems
Qualcomm Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
JHU Applied Physics Lab Qualcomm
Multivision JHU Applied Physics Lab
US Aberdeen Testing Center Intelsat
IBM Goldman Sachs
Wavefront Raytheon
Intel US Army Research Lab
Deloitte Accenture
Intelligent Automation ASCO Power Technologies
SAIC Intel Corporation
Boeing Booz Allen Hamilton
Viasat Microsoft
Lockheed Martin Visionist, Inc.
Goldman Sachs ITT Exelis
Microsoft Cantada

Unique Internship and Co-Operative Opportunities

The ECE department's proximity to the Washington, DC area and government laboratories has allowed students to participate in significant research collaborations with government-funded agencies. The Department has long-standing partnerships with many federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Army Research Laboratory, the National Security Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. As a result of these partnerships, ECE students at Maryland enjoy special internship, co-operative, and employment opportunities with these organizations outside the classroom.

Research strengths of the Department are also reflected in our collaborations with industry. Many of the Department's faculty members are engaged in cross-disciplinary research efforts that branch off into such areas as biology, chemistry, physics and business. These efforts are advanced by several centers and institutes established by the University of Maryland to foster inquiry that stretches across disciplines. This cross-disciplinary research encourages faculty collaboration and offers ECE students the opportunity to become well-rounded engineers.