The department is comprised of three academic divisions: electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science.The department is comprised of three academic divisions: electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science.

Quick Facts

Faculty Facts

  • 54 full-time faculty members in the department
  • Many faculty members are fellows of their professional societies
  • Faculty are fellows with IEEE, ACM, AAAS, AAAI, APS, APA, OSA, MRS, the Cognitive Science Society, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, SPIE and AIMBE
  • The majority of our junior faculty members have received prestigious young investigator awards, such as the NSF CAREER award
  • 2 emeritus faculty members elected to the National Academy of Engineers
  • Highly interdisciplinary department, with faculty members collaborating across Northwestern

Undergraduate Study

  • About 500 undergraduate students in our electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science programs (including Weinberg students who are enrolled in the bachelor of arts in computer science)
  • Class size is typically between 20 and 58 students
  • Many undergraduate students work in labs alongside professors and graduate students conducting real research and publishing papers
  • Minor in computer science available
  • Graduates have found jobs at companies such as Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Apple, Ford, Pixar, General Motors, IBM, Intel, and Yahoo, General Electrical, and Medtronic

Graduate Study

  • About 250 graduate students in our electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science graduate programs
  • The Graduate School and McCormick provide incoming PhD students with full funding, including paid tuition, paid health insurance, and a monthly stipend for living expenses
  • Master of science in robotics program available
  • Graduate students have access to research facilities that are among the best at any university
  • Master’s students can select the thesis, project, or course option to earn their degree
  • PhD candidates may elect to participate in the Crown Family Graduate Internship Program