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High School and Transfer Students

We offer two bachelors degrees in our program: a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in computer engineering. Students may declare electrical or computer engineering as their major at any time after enrolling at Portland State University. However, students must be admitted formally to the computer engineering or electrical engineering program before they will (1) be allowed to enroll in restricted upper-division courses (300-level and above) offered by the program and (2) be graduated from that program. Information on the upper-division admission process can be found here.

Computer Engineering Course Plan Electrical Engineering Course Plan

Students majoring in other disciplines can also choose electrical engineering as a minor.

For undergraduate students planning to go on to graduate school, we offer a fast track, B.S.+M.S. program in which a full-time student can earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in just 5 years.

Postbaccalaureate Bridge Program

We offer a bridge program in which students are able to complete a Master of Science degree in approximately the same time that would normally be required to complete a second bachelor’s of science degree. This enables students to efficiently attain a graduate degree that prepares them in a specialized area of electrical and computer engineering and begin their careers in engineering.

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Graduate Students

Portland State University has the largest ECE master's program in the Pacific Northwest, graduating more master's students each year than any other electrical and computer engineering program in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, or Idaho. This permits us to offer approximately 60 distinct graduate courses each year and to support specializations in many different technical areas.

Portland State University ECE graduates have gone on to successful careers in education, research, and industry. The department's strong ties with local industry allow graduate students to interact with practicing engineers in the classroom and laboratory.

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Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Westside Program

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers graduate courses designed for working professionals at the PCC Willow Creek Center. All courses are taught in the evening and recorded.

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Non-Degree Enrollment

We welcome students who wish to take courses without enrolling in one of our degree programs. Non-degree seeking students may take up to 8 credit hours per term with a simple online application. There is a one-time, non-refundable processing charge of $25 collected when you apply. Information on how to apply as a non-degree seeking student can be found here.

Non-degree seeking students at PSU are subject to the same rules as admitted students and do not qualify for financial aid from PSU.


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