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.
Georgia Tech is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
The campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where over 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursue a focused, technologically based education. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is the largest of eight schools in the College of Engineering and one of the largest schools at Georgia Tech. In addition to its headquarters in Atlanta, the scope of ECE extends into Europe via Georgia Tech Lorraine and into China with Georgia Tech Shenzhen. Opened in August 2014, Georgia Tech Shenzhen, ECE's newest international presence, offers the master's program at Shenzhen Virtual University Park and promotes industry interactions thanks to its central location within the Shenzhen High-Tech Industry Park.
Over 110 faculty members are employed with ECE. On the Atlanta campus, ECE faculty, staff, and students are housed in 10 different buildings on the Georgia Tech campus and also at the National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center in Forest Park, Ga.
Established as Georgia Institute of Technology’s first international campus in 1990 in Metz, France, Georgia Tech-Europe is:
- A highly innovative institution offering year-round undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. programs
- Home to a strong sponsored research program through the GT-CNRS Unité Mixte Internationale 2958 (UMI), an international joint laboratory between Georgia Tech and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
- Operator of the Lafayette Institute, an international open-innovation center
- Fully integrated into French and American structures: an affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and incorporated under French law
Beginning in fall 2014, qualified students from China, the U.S., and any other countries can pursue the master’s degree in ECE from Georgia Tech in Shenzhen, China. Selected Georgia Tech graduate courses are taught by Georgia Tech faculty on rotational assignment to Shenzhen during the spring, summer, and fall semesters of each year. Currently enrolled Georgia Tech students can apply to switch campus to Shenzhen during any semester for a study abroad experience. Georgia Tech Shenzhen is located in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen with easy access to hundreds of companies. Assistance is available for students to pursue co-op or internship opportunities with multinational companies in China, following a semester of study at Georgia Tech Shenzhen.
Watch a video introduction to the Shenzhen master's degree program: