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College of Engineering and the ECE Department

The Ohio State’s College of Engineering (COE)

The Ohio State’s College of Engineering strives to provide an environment of new ideas and concepts that can prepare students to be key contributors to society through their technological, professional and personal skills. 

Ohio State's engineering graduate program is ranked first among all Ohio universities and 18th nationally among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. In 2013 we had 1,680 graduate students enrolled, which brings the total population of engineering students on campus to 9,410. Ohio State has a vast infrastructure to support graduate education and research at the highest level. Ohio State ranks 19th in research and development expenditures and a remarkable 1st nationally among public universities in industry-sponsored research.

The College of Engineering counts nine different departments:

  • Biomedical Engineering;
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering;
  • Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering;
  • Computer Science and Engineering;
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering;
  • Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering;
  • Integrated Systems Engineering;
  • Materials Science and Engineering;
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering;

and more than 40 research centers and laboratories that provide students and faculty with access to state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching.

With more than 250 full-time faculty members and 14 National Academy of Engineering members, the College of Engineering is committed to ensuring faculty can achieve the highest levels of academic and research excellence. Innovation and cross-disciplinary initiatives in education and research are encouraged and new discovery themes across a broad range of applications and scientific disciplines are created to expand research interests and make a positive impact in new different fields every day.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s purpose, as emphasized in its Strategic Plan, is to disseminate and advance the science and technology of electrical and computer engineering for the well-being of the people of Ohio and the global community.  Among the many attributes of our teaching, research, and service activities, we particularly value the pursuit of excellence, innovative solutions to engineering problems, a collegial, creative, and supportive learning environment, enrichment by diversity and service to humanity.

As part of department strategy we actively look and support participation in multi-disciplinary teams even beyond engineering and physical science as proven by the several projects we have ongoing with the Medical Center, Business and Economics Department and Education.

Our research interest spans the whole Electrical Engineering field, including:

  • analog and RF electronic circuits;
  • communication and signal processing;
  • networking;
  • control systems and robotics;
  • electromagnetics;
  • remote sensing and microwave;
  • computer and digital systems;
  • computer vision and image processing;
  • electro-optics and photonics;
  • nanotechnology and electronic materials; and 
  • sustainable energy and power systems.