Electrical and Computer Engineering

You want to make ideas come to life, to solve problems, to find solutions when others can’t. At Mason, you’ll gain the ability to take inspiration and run with it. 

From Concept to Reality

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Electrical and computer engineering plays a role in all aspects of our lives — at work, at home, and everywhere in between.  

You’ll get more than classroom lectures at Mason. Coursework will include foundational theory and hands-on engineering. Our students build satellites and program robots that swim and fly. 

We work with partners in government, academia, and industry, including government agencies, national and international companies, and non-governmental organizations throughout the Washington, D.C., area. 

Career options range from creating faster smartphones to improving medical technology to exploring the solar system, and many companies, including AmazonBoeingMicronLockheed MartinNorthrop Grumman, and Verizon, actively recruit our students. 

Select a program at Mason, and you’ll get the knowledge and skills to be a step ahead of your competitors. 

Your choices are limitless.

Mason students prepare to launch robot fish into a lake

Computer engineers from left to right: Morteza Eskandari, Sergio Cruz, Blazej Horyza, and Feitian Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, prepare to launch a robotic fish.

Partnerships, Networks, and Connections 

Members of ECE’s industry advisory board are affiliated with top companies and agencies. Our partners offer students a variety of opportunities: 

  • Rhein Tech Laboratories invites students to their labs for embedded systems courses. 

  • Advanced Geolocation Solutions invites students to participate in joint research projects. 


Our undergraduate and graduate are engaged in departmental research in labs with state-of-the-art equipment and computing platforms. 

Research areas range from the microscopic (nanotech) to massive (the world's oceans). 

ECE Research Topics Include:  
Bioengineering Communications and Networking
Computer Engineering Control and Robotics
Cyber Security Electronics
Signal Processing