Southern Illinois University



Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering

College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics

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New - Online Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering starting Fall 2022 !!!

For those with a desire to learn, we offer an academic experience that will take you as far as you want to go.

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Graduate Degrees Offered

The electrical engineering and computer engineering bachelor of science degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET ( 

Information on degrees offered.

Program Highlights

Highlights of our programs include small classroom size, lab-based instruction, real world capstone design sequence, optional internships, co-ops and externships, national recognition, research experiences through industry sponsored research centers and federal/state/university funding, and more. 

Summary of highlights.

Technical Areas

The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program offers technical areas in (a) Electrical Systems: Autonomous Vehicles, Control Systems, Robotics, Electric Energy & Renewables, Electric Utilities, Electric Vehicles, Medical Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Power Grid, Antennas, (b) Microelectronics: Electronic Design Automation, Emerging Technologies,  Integrated Circuits, Integrated Systems, Medical Electronics, Sensors, and (c) Signals and Communications: Robotics, Image processing, Signal Processing, Telecommunications, Communication Networks.

The Computer Engineering undergraduate program offers technical areas in (a) Microelectronics: Electronic Design Automation, Emerging Technologies,  Integrated Circuits, Integrated Systems, Medical Electronics, Sensors, (b) Hardware and Firmware: Computer Architectures, Embedded Systems, Network Systems, Robotics, Programmable Logic Controllers, and (c) Systems Software: Cloud Computing, Digital Design Automation, Multi-Core Programming, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Systems Programming.

The Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program offers courses in Bioelectricity, Bioelectronics and Biosensors, Biomechanics, Biosignal Processing, Biostatistics, Instrumentation and Medical Devices, Mechanobiology, Medical Imaging, Neural Engineering, Physiological modeling, Tissue Engineering.

Summary of technical areas.

Professional Placement

Employment opportunities exist within a wide range of organizations, such as aerospace industry, automotive industry, biomedical industry, cyber-systems, defense agencies, electric utilities, electrical systems companies, semiconductor industry, software engineering, software development, telecommunications, start-ups and consulting.

Median Wages

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wages for our Engineering programs is displayed in the table below.

Occupation Entry-Level Education 2019 Median Pay
Biomedical Engineers Bachelor's degree $91,410
Computer Engineers Bachelor's degree $117,220
Electrical Engineers Bachelor's degree $101,250


All of our faculty members have doctoral degrees from major research universities.  They develop and sustain high-quality research programs and make every effort to involve students in their research as much as possible.  Many of our faculty members have national and international visibility in their respective fields of expertise.  Our faculty members have obtained prestigious research grants from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, and from high-tech industries. In addition, there are two research centers in the Department.

Highlight: Dr. Komaee receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

The Center for Embedded Systems, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Center, is a nationally recognized center for research and development in the emerging area of embedded computing system technologies with many participating industries in the areas of microelectronics, defense and aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing. 

The Power Research Program facilitates development projects in the area of power systems, power electronics, smart grid, and the internet of things. 

Recent Research Grants to ECBE Faculty.

2015 - 2018 Externally funded research grants to ECE Faculty.

Research distinctions to students.

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