The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, starting with the inception of the Electrical Engineering program at "Brooklyn Poly" in 1885. The department rose to prominence in the mid-twentieth century for work in microwaves, communications, electrical machinery, and automatic control. Current research activities are organized into five major areas:
Faculty and students are engaged in research sponsored at an annual rate of about $7 million by government agencies and industrial organizations. Many of the projects are coordinated in two research centers: the Center for Advanced Technologies in Telecommunications (CATT), which is sponsored by New York State, and the NYU WIRELESS center.
While the eminence of our department is partly due to the research and textbooks produced by our faculty, our strong reputation is largely a result of the success of our graduates in their careers after college. Therefore, the department is dedicated to serving the needs of its students, and preparing them for the evolving trends in their future fields of employment.
The department offers the following degree programs: