Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Nisha Kondrath, a specialist in power electronics, explains concepts to a Villanova Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate student.

What is Electrical and Computer Engineering?

Electrical engineering deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism and encompasses a range of subfields including electronics, telecommunications, signal processing and more. Computer engineering ntegrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science to develop computer hardware and software. 

Why Villanova?

At Villanova University, electrical and computer engineering undergraduates and graduate students enjoy small class sizes, practical, hands-on experiences, and the attention of professors who are fully committed to your success. The department is home to the nationally-recognized Center for Advanced Communications and students at all levels are encouraged to pursue research opportunities with faculty in the areas of:

  • Advanced antenna design
  • Computer and Mobile Networks
  • Dc-dc converters
  • Advanced emission control algorithms for engines
  • Digital hardware and FPGA security
  • Electrical communications
  • Microgrids
  • Nanostructured, high efficiency low cost solar cells
  • Photonic fiber sensors
  • Pin diode modeling
  • Through the wall radar imaging

After Earning Your Degree

U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of the 100 Best Jobs and Glassdoor’s list of the top 50 jobs in America  both include a variety of careers requiring a computer or electrical engineering degree. In addition, the College Board lists computer engineers among the top 10 occupations with the most job openings (2018), and the National Association of Colleges and Employers names electrical engineering majors among the top 10 most in demand by employers (2017).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016), median annual pay for electrical and electronics engineers was $96,270 and computer engineers, $115,080. The average starting salary for Villanova electrical and computer engineering undergraduates (2017) was $67,675 and $66,410, respectively.

Recent Villanova bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates are employed as: 

  • Systems engineers 
  • Electrical engineers
  • Management consultants 
  • Submarine warfare officers 
  • Technical sales engineers 
  • IT development managers 
  • Senior architects 
  • Controls/automation engineers 

With companies, including:  

  • Google
  • Wipro Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Harris Corporation
  • Brooks Instrument
  • U.S. Navy
  • Texas Instruments
  • SGS Testcom Inc. 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bijan Mobasseri, PhD

Chair
Dr. Bijan Mobasseri, Professor
Phone: 610-519-4958

Fast Facts:

19

Full-time faculty

265

ECE undergraduates

24

Master's students (Computer)

26

Master's Students (Electrical)

37

Master's Students (Cybersecurity)

19

PhD students