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.



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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