Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Carnegie Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
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January 15
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Carnegie Mellon University Helps Keep Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the Cutting Edge of Technology

The electrical and computer engineering (ECE) program at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University is an integral part of the academic and scientific communities that help make Pittsburgh a modern, dynamic city, and the pride of Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon University is situated in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, which has been a center of culture and education for decades. Home to fifty Fortune 500 companies as well as the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh today is the ideal location for both the research and application of the newest, most exciting technological developments.

Located at the headwaters of the Ohio River in the southwest corner of one of the nation's first colonies, Pittsburgh has always been a center of progressive activity. When foreign manufacturing threatened the city's prosperity, Pittsburgh reinvented itself to become one of the most diversified economies in the country.

The state of Pennsylvania is home to the Declaration of Independence, the steel industry, the first commercially drilled oil well in the United States, and the polio vaccine. Now, as industry advances rapidly along with the development of new technologies, the Keystone State remains on the cutting edge. From research on electrical energy systems to robotic intelligence research to computer game engineering, Carnegie Mellon's ECE program is helping push Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania into the twenty-first century and beyond.

CMU's Engineering Programs Boast Top-notch Research Facilities

For the graduate student who is looking to pursue a research-focused doctoral degree in electrical or computer engineering, the research facilities and faculty of Carnegie Mellon University offer an excellent environment. All sixty-three of the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) graduate program faculty members remain engaged in professional research, ensuring that CMU is a leading research institution in the United States.

The research facilities available to ECE students are of the highest quality, and all full-time graduate students have access to these facilities for faculty-guided research. Carnegie Mellon boasts specialized laboratories and research facilities for investigating a variety of areas, including circuits, nano-enabled technology, silicon and semiconductor challenges, and information storage technology.

The research-oriented graduate programs in ECE have consistently been ranked in the top ten engineering graduate programs in the nation. Faculty members routinely make headlines with forward-thinking research projects and academic work. A history of award-winning research bolsters current grant proposals, ensuring that faculty and their graduate students are always well-funded. Collaboration with academia and industry worldwide has also served to strengthen CMU's research record. Combine a world-class faculty with research facilities of the highest standard, and it's no wonder that Carnegie Mellon University is a leader in computer engineering and electrical engineering research.

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Preps Students for Success

In 2009, College of Engineering programs at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University were among the top-ranked engineering programs in the nation. Ranked 8th in electrical engineering and 7th in engineering programs overall, CMU would be an excellent choice for any prospective engineering student. The computer engineering program at CMU, headed by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), did even better, ranking 4th nationwide among the top computer engineering programs available in the United States.

This prestigious program and others in the College of Engineering can prepare students for fast-paced careers in areas that demand only top talent. Students who pursue higher education degrees in the fields of electrical and computer engineering often go on to become leaders of science and industry.

The ability to work with today's engineering systems and navigate technologies that will be making headlines tomorrow places graduates at a competitive advantage in a range of engineering careers. CMU's College of Engineering can prepare students to enter academic research careers and applied engineering careers in a variety of fields. Electrical and computer engineering degrees are in demand in virtually every sector of the economy as even traditional service firms must continue developing technologically in order to remain competitive.

Location & Contact

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Carnegie Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
United States

Dr. Greg Ganger


Phone: 412-268-1297
Fax: 412-268-6779

Jelena Kovacevic


Phone: 412-268-3299

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
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    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
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  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
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  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

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    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
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    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
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    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableInstitutionally-sponsored Loans


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchComputer-aided design, solid-state devices, VLSI, processing, robotics and controls, signal processing, data systems storage
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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