School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Prospective Students

Why WSU

WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers you an outstanding education, providing first-rate preparation for a career in electrical engineering, computer science, software engineering and computer engineering. Nestled amidst the Palouse in eastern Washington, WSU Pullman campus serves as the dynamic center of education, research, and culture for Washington state and beyond.

Top-Tier Education

Learn at one of the best electrical engineering and computer science schools in the nation.

  • WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is consistently ranked among the top 70 electrical and computer engineering schools in the country by S. News and World Report.
  • In 20XX, S. News and World Report ranked WSU’s Electrical Engineering graduate program 60th among nearly 180 Ph.D.-granting electrical engineering programs in the U.S.
  • EECS is ABET accredited and maintains a programming language focused on C/C++.
Hands-On Learning

Solid theory foundations and hands-on learning experiences make School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduates highly sought by employers.

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Our alumni have become leaders in local and worldwide companies, universities, and other computing-related areas, including:

  • Boeing
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Battelle
  • Motorola
  • Tektronix
  • Intel
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Adobe
  • Microsoft
  • Alias|Wavefront
World-Class Faculty

At the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, you will learn from world-class faculty, including a member of the National Academy of Engineering and seven fellows of national professional societies, such as IEEE and the Institute of Physics.

Research with impact

Research faculty within WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science engage $7 million of cutting edge research to help many of today’s looming issues, including:

  • Power Engineering: EECS is renowned for its pioneering program that is focusing on improving the efficiency, reliability, and security of electric power and systems.
  • Data Science: EECS researchers are exploring and developing data-driven control systems for smart homes that enable the elderly and people with disabilities to stay at their homes for as long as possible; Data collection, data analytics, and data visualization projects for highly efficient electric power management in smart cities, and using big data to better understand how diet, hygiene, and cultural practices relate to human milk composition and infant health.
  • Smart Environments: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science research help those who are physically or cognitively restricted through advanced technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning. WSU researchers are developing smart environments that can reason as intelligent agents to enhance health care, resource management, security, and convenience.
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: EECS faculty are exploring genomes to discover economically important plant crops, drug and vaccine development, decoding the evolutionary history of microbes, and develop deeper understanding of the fundamentals of metabolic engineering involved in bio-energy and renewables.
  • Microelectronics/Computer Engineering: Faculty and staff in EECS’ Microelectronics Program are advancing wireless communication technology and developing circuits for next-generation biomedical, energy, consumer product, defense applications, and multi-core architectures.
  • Distributed and Networked Systems: EECS researchers are developingtechnologies for secure, high-speed communication systems. Applications range from business networking to specialized systems for improving efficiency and reliability of the electric power grid.
  • Systems Engineering: EECS researchers are working to develop new knowledge in the areas of control, communications, and signal processing. These areas form a theoretical foundation with applications in aerospace, robotics, power engineering, wireless communications, radar, sonar, sensor networks, and data storage systems.
Thriving Student Community

With more than 10 student clubs and organizations, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has one of the most active student communities at WSU. Through our many active learning and networking events, you will have opportunities to reinforce and test concepts that were learned in the classroom, share ideas, and make life-long friends.