Electrical and Computer Engineering

A fast growing field, the study of electrical and computer engineering offers many different job opportunities. Our close proximity to industry means internships and job placement for our graduates.

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Programs

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Our curriculum combines significant math coursework with a broad spectrum of classes, preparing students to work in communications, radar, VLSI, control systems, power engineering, signal and image processing, biometrics and robotics.

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Bachelor's-to master's degree

For students interested in a combined bachelor's and master's degree, an accelerated five-year program of study is available.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

This degree allows graduate students a unique opportunity to develop the analytical mindset and skills most valued in the industry, including computer engineering, product development, management and entrepreneurial endeavors. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Specialty areas

  • Computer, Embedded Systems and Microelectronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electromagnetics and Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits and Systems
  • Communication, Networking and Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision, Multimedia and Machine Learning
  • Power, Renewable Energy and Control

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. 

UMKC’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program offers an interdisciplinary doctoral program.

Suggested co-disciplines

  • Computer networking and communication systems
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation

Areas of Research

  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • Cybersecurity issues in power systems
  • Distribution system planning
  • Electric power systems
  • Electric vehicle grid integration
  • Electromagnetic compatibility and interference
  • Feedback control systems
  • Machine learning applications for power system monitoring
  • Microgrid protection
  • Microwave and THz imaging
  • Nanoelectromagnetics
  • Nanomaterials

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