The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is listed in the top 100 college departments according to U.S. News & World Report, and it brings in approximately $2 million in research funding annually. Students graduate with nearly 100% job placement and have among the highest starting salaries of all degree programs.
The ME is designed for working engineers or students with a BS degree in electrical or computer engineering who would like to increase their technical depth in engineering.
USU offers a unique two-year program designed for engineers who would like to add to their technical knowledge as well as develop the business skills needed to keep pace in the global technical world of the 21st century. Students earn both the ME and an MBA through this two-year program.
Specialization (students must choose a specialization)
- Computer Engineering - Focus your ME degree on computer engineering and study software and computer hardware.
- Electrical Engineering - Focus your ME degree in electrical engineering in areas like control systems, electromagnetics and microwaves, signals and communication, and more.
The College of Engineering may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.
Typically, most ME students are already employed as professional engineers. Earning an ME can allow students to advance in their fields. Depending on which area they choose to specialize in, the following options are available:
Electrical Engineering Specialization
Since nearly everyone uses electricity and electrical devices, graduates in electrical engineering can work in almost any kind of industry. Electrical engineers develop anything from rockets, cell phones, computers, antennas, signal towers, robotics, and more. The following are examples of areas in which electrical engineers can work:
- Scientific research and development firms
- Electrical component manufacturing companies
- Power generation, distribution, and transmission
- Manufacturers of navigation controls, medical equipment, and measurement devices
- Architectural firms
Computer Engineering Specialization
Graduates in computer engineering can work for any company or organization that requires software or hardware engineers. Given the current reliance on computer technology in the workplace, this means that many companies require computer engineers. Computer engineers can work in the following areas:
- Software publishing
- Computer systems designs
- Management companies
- Telecommunications companies
- Quality control
- Large and small businesses
- Governmental offices
- Educational institutions
Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a regional campus advisor to verify program availability.
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