Why study engineering at the University of Denver?
DU's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is creating the future of technology by providing a graduate education that emphasizes both multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge. The distinguished faculty is creating multi-disciplinary education and research programs that anticipate technological trends in research and development, as well as industry. Graduate students join the faculty in conducting leading-edge basic and applied research in emerging disciplines developing novel and unique solutions to old and new problems and opportunities.
All laboratories in the Department contain state-of-the-art equipment and software to support basic and applied research in hardware and software design, hardware/software interfacing, communications and signal processing, image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition, optoelectronics, power and energy systems, robotics, mechatronic systems, unmanned systems, among other research areas. Small classes support our multi-disciplinary and real-time focus by providing close contact between students and faculty, which allows us to meet students' individual career goals.
Denver is a first-rate location for business, government and laboratory partnerships, and technology employment. The Colorado Front Range is consistently rated as one of the top high-tech areas in the country, and DU is located just minutes from the Denver Technological Center, the site of many top technology companies. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to active collaboration with these industry leaders. As a result, our students graduate with relevant research experience and a network of employment contacts in the technology sector that is second to none!
The ECE Department offers, among other degrees, a Masters and a PhD degree in Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE). DU/ECE is the only University in the United States that offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in MSE.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
As a University of Denver graduate student, you may be eligible for financial aid. Need-based is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents through loans. The Department of ECE also offers a number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) that provide full tuition remission along with a stipend for the nine-month academic year (three academic quarters) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) with or without partial tuition remission. These assistantships are open to both domestic and international students. Other sources of financial aid available to both domestic and international students include scholarships (outside of the University of Denver), fellowships, and work-study (available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents). For more information about financial aid, please contact the Department of ECE or the Office of Financial Aid.