Bachelor of Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is the most diverse of the engineering disciplines. Our students work across many fields in three major areas are:

Computer Engineering

Software Engineering, Digital Hardware Design, Embedded Systems, VLSI.

Systems Engineering

Communications, Control, Signal Processing

Electrical Sciences

Electronic and Photonic Devices, Nanotechnology, and Energy Conversion.

Students are first exposed to the entire breadth of ECE. As they progress through our programs, they dive deeper into selected areas. We offer two BS degrees options, one in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the other in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Our students also benefit from our amazing PDP program, which allows students to graduate with both a BS and MS degree in only five years.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The electrical and computer engineering program objectives are designed to promote technical competence, professional development and citizenship in the global community. 

Computer Engineering and Computer Science

This degree is administered jointly by the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Progressive Degree Program

Our PDP program allows you to earn credits toward a Master’s Degree while completing your Bachelor’s Degree at USC.

Meet Our Faculty and See their Work

Electrical Engineering and Smartphones

Hardware design, chip design, software design, screens, cameras and microprocessors. It's all done in electrical engineering. If you want to build something new that will shape an entire industry, this is the place to do it.

Electrical Engineering and The Brain

Diagnosing Autism, Addiction, and Mental Health. Improving MRI resolution by a factor of 30 to better detect disease. Building brain-machine interfaces to convert human thoughts into movement. These are some of the ways Electrical Engineers are unlocking the brain.

Electrical Engineering and Green Energy

Our life is intertwined with how we use electricity – how we  generate and consume energy is one of the biggest problems of our day.  These questions need a lot of engineers working from a lot of angles. The great thing about this field is that you can approach it from so many directions and find the aspect that resonates with you.

Undergraduate Profiles

Carlos Martinez

2014 Latino of the Year
B.S. Graduate '15

Naa Adei Mante

Former President, NSBE
B.S. Graduate '15

Francisco Romero

B.S. Graduate '15

Published on July 8th, 2016

Last updated on September 17th, 2021