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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Portland State University offers the excellence of highly-competitive undergraduate and graduate Engineering Programs in the heart of downtown Portland. Portland State meets the needs of Oregon’s largest and most diverse student body. In Electrical and Computer Engineering, you'll find an international student base that is passionate about Engineering.

Our mission is to prepare students for successful engineering careers and lifelong learning, and we conduct research that creates new technologies and engineering knowledge.
Our vision is to be a source of premier electrical and computer engineering talent and high-impact research. This means our graduates are successful, our research is recognized worldwide, and we are the intellectual center for our discipline in the Portland region.


  • We value the success of our graduates
  • We value contributions to research and knowledge creation
  • We value high intellectual and ethical standards
  • We value high quality education for traditional and nontraditional students
  • We value a diverse student population
  • We value our contribution to the Oregon economy
  • We value lifelong learning
  • We value technical and professional relationships with the engineering community

Our impact is measurable by the success of our students upon graduation and the integration, adoption, and expansion of our knowledge and technologies by others.