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Student Experience

Gain Real World Experience

Seniors work in teams on Capstone Design projects in a wide range of areas including sensor, control, and DSP systems; communications, including wireless communication systems, communication system design and computer networks; software engineering; robotics; virtual reality and circuit and microelectronic systems.

Students who participate in the Co-op Program earn academic credit and a salary but, more importantly, gain valuable technical and business experience and make valuable networking connections at companies that have included Blackrock, among others.

Many students also do summer internships at leading technology companies including Siemens, L3Harris, Johnson & Johnson, and Verizon Wireless. Many of these students are offered full-time positions after graduation.

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Research Opportunities

Rutgers’ dynamic electrical and computer engineering program is noted for up-to-the minute coursework and research opportunities in world-class labs in fields ranging from cloud computing, robotics, and digital signal processing to virtual reality and nanotechnology.

Guided by an award-winning faculty, students can engage in groundbreaking research in areas ranging from cloud computing to nanotechnology to biorobotics. Students also have the opportunity to do research with faculty in areas such as wireless information networks, computer vision, digital signal processing, and digital logic design, microelectronics, and computer architecture.

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Senior Capstone Design and Expo

Senior Capstone Design is a culminating experience of electrical and computer engineering undergraduate education, integrating knowledge from all previous courses. Working in teams, the students incorporate technical knowledge along with economic, environmental, social, ethical, safety, and health. 

The Senior Capstone Design Expo is both a platform to showcase team projects to faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends and to celebrate achievement and success.

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Student Organizations

Electrical and Computer Engineering offers many student specific organizations to make connections and have fun.

Rutgers Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Electronics Club
  • Machine Learning and A.I. Team
  • N2E Coding Club
  • VEXU Robotics
  • Micromouse Robotics
  • IEEE HKN Rutgers 


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Join Rutgers ECE Discord

The server is a useful resource for all ECE undergraduate and graduate students. The intent is for students to easily discuss and assist each other with classes but also have a spot to share memes, interact with your fellow ECE peers, ask for advising and resources, etc.

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