Message from the Chair

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is a full-service department offering BS, MS, and PhD degrees and world class research in several areas. We offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Engineering. Both of these undergraduate degrees are accredited by the American Board of Engineering Technology (ABET). We also offer Masters and Doctoral degrees.

The ECE Department is the second largest department in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. Our teaching and research laboratories are equipped with modern industry-grade equipment for measurement, test, and prototyping.

We are located in the heart of the City of Portland and have a healthy mix of traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds. Many of our students work part- or full-time while completing their degree programs. Our courses are scheduled and located to help meet the needs of both working students, working professionals, technicians, and traditional students.

We have strong collaborations with technology companies in the Silicon Forest. These collaborations include research, job opportunities for our students, internships, and advising.

Most of our faculty are distinguished members of their societies based on their scholarship and research. We have strengths in the areas of THz, Electromagnetics, Acoustics, IC Design and Test, Power Engineering, Embedded Systems, and other areas.

The department is dedicated to continuous improvement of our programs, the success of our graduates, and we value our contribution to the economy. We are dedicated to our community, while striving towards new discoveries with our research that have the potential for global impact. We invite you to join us as we strengthen our programs and the increase the impact of our work.

James McNames
Professor and Chair