The Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) Department at CU dates back to the 1890s and the earliest days of the Engineering College. There are 40 full-time faculty members in ECEE along with a host of adjunct, research, and jointly appointed faculty. Annual research expenditures are near $6M. Research grants from NASA, DARPA, the National Science Foundation, NOAA and collaborative industrial and military funding provide support for qualified graduate students. The program also has unique facilities and equipment for experimental and theoretical training, and for conducting subject-specific research. The department also offers two tracks of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering completely online: Embedded systems engineering and Power electronics.

Concentration Areas of Study and Research

  • Biomedical and biological engineering
  • Communications and signal processing
  • Computer engineering (including VLSI/CAD) and software engineering  
  • Dynamics, robotics, and controls
  • Electromagnetics, RF and microwave engineering
  • Embedded systems engineering
  • Optics and photonics
  • Power electronics and renewable energy systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Nanostructures and devices

Degrees and Certificates Offered

ME, MS, Professional MS, PhD, Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology, Certificate in Embedded Systems, Certificate in Power Electronics

Professional Programs

Learn more about earning a Professional Master of Science in Electrical Engineering:

Learn more about Photonics

Download the Embedded systems engineering brochure 

Download the Power electronics brochure 

GRE Requirements

GRE general exam scores (no older than 5 years) for MS or PhD degrees. NOTE: GRE scores are not required for admission to ME.

Application Deadlines

Spring Admission Deadline

September 1, 2017

Fall Admissions Deadlines - MS & PhD

International:  November 1, 2017 for full financial consideration, otherwise December 15, 2017.
Domestic: December 1, 2017 for full financial consideration, otherwise December 15, 2017.

Fall Admissions Deadlines - Professional MS

Domestic & International: December 15, 2017

Contact Information

Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering website

Email: ecegrad@colorado.edu

Phone: 303-735-0490