ECE Student Research Group

ECE is located in the epicenter of Atlanta, a thriving, vibrant community. As one of the fastest-growing markets for high-tech development in the world, Atlanta provides a plugged-in backdrop and a multitude of networking and top-tier job opportunities. Almost every industry, including aerospace, biomedical, energy, robotics, manufacturing, automotive, and computer, recruits ECE graduates.

Who We Are

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the largest producers of electrical engineers and computer engineers in the world. From every day to the hard to imagine, ECE is at the core of almost all technology. Our diverse graduates are among the most highly sought after by industry and by top graduate schools, medical schools, and law schools. From computer chips and satellites to medical devices and renewable energy technologies, electrical and computer engineering makes our modern life possible.

What We Offer

Georgia Tech ECE is one of the top-ranked schools in the nation with the largest program of its kind in the United States. Our diverse and talented student body come from all over the world. They come to experience ECE’s first-class education and research programs, which offer a multitude of customizable options: flexible pathways with 11 technical interest areas, 300-plus student organizations, more than 80 study abroad programs, and 19 Georgia Tech research centers, to name a few.

School Profile and National Rankings

ECE undergraduate programs are ranked number and 5
ECE Graduate programs are ranked number and 5

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the largest producers of electrical engineers and computer engineers in the United States. More than 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 746 degrees were awarded.

All four of ECE’s undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top five according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. In terms of rankings among public universities, all GT ECE programs rank either No. 1 or No. 2.

Approximately 100 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research and education – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electrical energy, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, nanotechnology, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design – and the School is either home to or a key player in almost 20 research centers and consortia. In FY 21, ECE faculty members acquired $70,876,145 in research grants and contracts from government and industrial sources and via philanthropic gifts.

ECE is key to Georgia Tech's growing reputation as an internationally recognized educational and research and development university. ECE is firmly committed to sustaining excellence in traditional areas of strength and venturing into burgeoning areas of opportunity.

ECE at Georgia Tech Campuses

As one of the largest units within the College of Engineering and one of the largest individual schools at Georgia Tech, the School of ECE is vital not only to Georgia Tech’s reputation as one of the nation's top universities, but also as the Institute expands its domestic and global connections in research, education, and economic development. 

Currently, ECE has faculty and students at three Georgia Tech campuses around the world, in addition to its home base at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. This section briefly describes each location and provides ECE faculty contacts and links for campus websites. 

  • Georgia Tech Main Campus – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Georgia Tech-Europe – located in Metz, France 
  • Georgia Tech Shenzhen – located in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, ground zero of the "Silicon Valley of China"

With a presence in these strategic areas, ECE continues its quest to lead in developing new and relevant technologies; fostering a collaborative and collegial environment for faculty and staff; and most importantly, graduating students with the technical and professional skills and flexibility to adapt to the increasingly global, high-tech marketplace. 

Explore ECE Buildings at Georgia Tech Main Campus

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2022-2023 ECE Annual Report

In this year's report, learn more about ECE's achievements, innovations, and the strides made in shaping the future of electrical and computer engineering education and research.