Electrical engineers use physics, mathematics, and computation principles to shape technologies found in computer, communication, energy, health care, smart-city, and transportation systems. From smartphones, autonomous vehicles, wearable electronics, and networks ranging from the electric grid to the internet, our students are innovators who help shape the future of technology. 

At UMass Amherst, our award-winning faculty conduct cutting-edge research in a range of electrical engineering topics, including signal and image processing, sensing systems, nanoelectronics, information theory, cryptography, quantum computing, physical-layer security, integrated circuit design, biomedical systems, and algorithms for machine and brain-inspired learning. 

The Graduate Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers both MS and PhD degrees. Students who pursue these degrees are typically involved in ongoing research projects with ECE faculty.