Welcome University of Minnesota
Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Students
ECE offers two undergraduate degree plans:
• Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering
• Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering
We hope you find your time in the program to be challenging and rewarding.
We've listed below some information and helpful links for you.
Robert E. Rice Student Services Center
Keller Hall, Room 3-166
Director of Undergraduate Studies
612-625-0838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
612-624-2285 or email@example.com
Roopa Sukumaran-Berzins, ECE undergraduate academic advisor, is available to meet with any undergraduate Electrical
Engineering or Computer Engineering student or those who may be thinking of transferring to ECE.
Roopa can help you
• choose classes for future semesters and
• make sure that you are on track for graduation and fulfilling all of the ECE program requirements
• help you traverse any bureaucratic hurdles you may encounter at the University.
Suggestion: Plan to meet with Roopa at least once a year.
Meetings are by appointment or walk-in.
• Make appointments no later than 4 p.m. for the day before the requested meeting.
• Make appointments online, by email, by calling 612-624-7777 or by stopping into 3-166 Keller Hall.
• ECE Undergraduate Intranet (The Matrix)"
A Website dedicated to ECE Undergraduate Students.
ECE uses wait lists on the registration system. If you are trying to get into a course that currently has no spots available,
be sure to put your name on the wait list. We will make every effort to get you into a section of the course you need.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you are unable to register for a particular class.
The Co-op Program provides industrial experience during the last two years of students' academic careers.
Students complete two or three full-time industrial assignments alternating with regular academic semesters.
The Co-op Program provides students with an understanding of an engineer's role in the technical world and
helps students select a direction in the broad field of engineering. The experience motivates students to plan
and to successfully complete their academic program. The program also helps improve students’ writing
through technical journal assignments. Co-op grades are based on the student's writing.
An internship is a short-term position that provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience
working with professionals in the science and technology field. It’s an opportunity to develop technical skills.
For information about summer internships, go to the Career Center for Science and Engineering.
Internships are arranged by students with corporations or institutions. This activity does not qualify as an
opportunity for academic credit.
|American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)|
|Biomedical Engineering Society|
|College of Science and Engineering Ambassadors|
|Engineers without Borders|
|Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)|
|GOFIRST (Robotics Team)|
|IEEE Student Chapter|
|Kappa Eta Kappa|
|National Organization of Business and Engineering (NOBE)|
|Science and Engineering Student Board|
|Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers|
|Society of Black Engineers|
|Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers|
|Society of Women Engineers|
|Tau Beta Pi (TBP)|
|University Mad Scientists|
|University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project|
IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group
More student organizations
"Local" companies and issues do not exist anymore. An international experience provides the skills to work
more effectively in the global marketplace. Whether interested in industry, academia, or the public sector,
ECE students should consider gaining international experience through learning abroad.
Regular financial aid and scholarships may be applied to study abroad and the department often provides
May-term learning abroad scholarships.
Most students study abroad during their sophomore or junior years. Many programs allow you to obtain required
courses for your major and offer opportunities to fulfill Liberal Education requirements, as well. Consult the
CSE Learning Abroad Web site for more information.
According to the NACE Spring 2013 Salary Survey:
• Current median engineering (alldisciplines) starting salary is $60,202
• Electrical Engineering median starting salary is $63,000
• Computer Engineering median salary - $70,900
According to Zenna Berg, Program Manager, Kelly Services in Minneapolis:
"From 2000 to 2010, STEM jobs (science, tech, engineering, and math)
grew at three times the rate of other fields. From 2010-2020, demand for
STEM professionals is expected to increase 16.8%, adding more than
one million new Stem jobs to the workforce."
Visit the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes of Programs
ECE awards scholarships to its currently declared-major students in Electrical and Computer Engineering
who are entering their Junior and Senior years.
For 2013-14, the ECE department has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships to more than 30 students.
This competitive process takes place in the spring of each academic year. Current students should watch their
email for information about applying.