We offer the critical engineering foundation you need,
with the options you want.
Our program is designed around a core that establishes a strong
engineering foundation, with electives that allow the
flexibility to specialize in a number of technology areas that
interest you most. Near the end of your program you can take
advanced elective courses to prepare you for challenging work
in industry or graduate school.
Faculty-taught courses: All non-lab courses
are taught by
We offer a large and diverse number of labs,
enabling students to gain hands-on experience in topics like
photonics, electrical energy conversion, high voltage
engineering, integrated circuit fabrication, microcontrollers,
microprocessors, signal processing and many more.
First-Year Experience Program: The
Fundamentals of Engineering program offers an unparalleled
engineering experience program. The program allows students
who place at the pre-calculus or higher level of math to
take engineering courses beginning their first
semester. You'll also enhance your
presentation and communication skills, gain experience
working in teams and learn the importance of
documentation in engineering.
Integrated Sophomore Experience: The Integrated
Sophomore Experience seamlessly integrates lectures
with engaging labs based on state-of-the-art tools and
equipment. In addition, sophomores have their own dedicated
space where they can meet to conduct lab experiments, watch
recorded lectures and lab manual videos on a wide panel
display, discuss projects or just relax with friends.
Earn a master’s degree in less time: The
degree allows qualified students to start on a master’s
degree while completing a bachelor’s degree and enables a head
start a new career.
Get hands-on experience from co-ops and
internships. Although Ohio State engineering students
are not required to do a co-op, many graduate with intern or
co-op work experience, which has numerous benefits for students
both while completing your education and after graduation.
Students have access to the Engineering Career Services office
which assists students in finding internships, co-ops and
launching their careers.
Co-ops and internships provide many benefits for students,
• Test your choice of majors while there's still time
to change, or get insight into a specialization or
technical electives to pursue.
• Classroom learning is more interesting when
you know how it is applied in the real world.
• Challenge technical skills and improve people
skills in professional environments.
• Document your experience in your
• Better life/work balance: the income you'll
make as a co-op can help you focus on classes and campus
activities during school quarters - you might not need a
• Gain field-related experience for better
marketability at graduation. Graduating students with
co-op or internship experience report higher salary offers than
students without experience. When hiring college graduates,
more than 98% of employers recruit through their co-op and
internship programs first.
Gain a technical foundation for careers in business,
medicine, law and more
The solid foundation in high technology problem-solving
provided by an electrical and computer engineering degree
enables engineers to expand their careers into
other fields including business (with
an MBA you could manage a high technology firm), medicine
(obtain an M.D. to practice medicine or conduct research in
medical technologies) law (you could
specialize in intellectual property law) and more.