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The ECE Department at GW offers ABET-accredited bachelor's degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Within each academic program, students have the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to suit their interests and needs through a variety of electives. These fields are at the forefront of major advances in various areas of electrical and computer engineering. Students with bachelor's degrees in these programs receive among the highest salaries, even among engineers.

The Washington, DC area offers unique research and internship opportunities for undergraduate students from the ECE Department. Our students conduct research in cutting-edge laboratories at NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Health and other locations. In addition to outside internships, ECE students are involved with research efforts on campus in the electrical and computer engineering areas.

Both of our undergraduate degree programs culminate in a three-semester capstone design experience, giving all of our graduates hands-on experience in the design, assembly, and testing of a detailed technical project. The focus on team projects in the ECE Department provides our students with invaluable interpersonal skills essential to future success.

Our small classes give students the opportunity to get to know the faculty and learn from leaders in the engineering field both in and out of the classroom. To round out the academic experience at ECE, students can participate in the activities of one of many engineering-related clubs, such as the IEEE, Engineers Without Borders, Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity, and others.