The Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) program at WPI lets you focus on one of several specialty areas or obtain a more broad-based graduate education.

WPI’s varied research focus areas:

  • Analog Microelectronics
  • Communication and Signal Analysis
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cryptography and Data Security
  • Medical/Health Engineering
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • RF Circuits and Microwave

As one of WPI’s flagship departments, ECE offers a collaborative, innovative, and boundary-pushing environment for graduate study and research. Here, you’ll find internationally renowned faculty, groundbreaking research, and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Whether you want courses online or on campus, and are taking them part-time or full-time, you may tailor our rigorous, yet flexible, program to meet your interests and needs.



A Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering delivers the same course work as the master of science degree, but with the option to focus some courses on business topics.

With a majority of courses in Electrical & Computer Engineering, combined with courses across areas of Business, Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, you’ll be well prepared to make an impact in your field of expertise. A thesis option isn’t available for this program, but you’re encouraged to develop an independent research project as part of your degree program.

Students who do not include courses from the School of Business in their degree program should consider instead completing the Master of Science program in Electrical & Computer Engineering.


Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Edward "Ted" A. Clancy

Electrical & Computer Engineering
I am interested in applying engineering and science skills to problems in medicine and human health. Currently, I am focusing on understanding the electrical activity of human skeletal muscles (EMG) for applications including the control of powered prostheses (e.g., prosthetic hands, elbows, and legs), the clinical diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases, and worker safety/ergonomics.
R. James Duckworth

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
My electrical and computer engineering interests include multiprocessing, parallel computation, logic synthesis, embedded system design, autonomous robots, and computer architecture. Recently my research work has centered on the Precision Personnel Locator (PPL) for First Responders. This project started as a result of the tragic incident in Worcester in 1999 when six firefighters lost their lives in a warehouse fire.
Reinhold Ludwig

Professor and Associate Department Head
Electrical & Computer Engineering
I came to WPI over 20 years ago after graduating from Colorado State University. My research includes electromagnetic and acoustic nondestructive evaluation (NDE), and for the past 15 years instrumentation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). As director of the RF Electronics and Medical Imaging Laboratory, I focus on designing radiofrequency (RF) coils and electronic circuits for pre-clinical (animal) and clinical (human) MR scanners.
Thomas F. Gannon

Professor of Practice
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Tom has over 45 years of experience in enterprise systems engineering, real-time control systems and information management systems. Prior to joining the faculty of WPI as a Professor of Practice in 2014, Tom was Director of Information Systems Engineering and Chief Engineer for the Software Engineering Technical Center at the MITRE Corporation, and he continues to serve as the Consulting Chief Engineer for that organization on a part-time basis.

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

WPI’s active student community makes getting involved in campus activities simple. Electrical & Computer Engineering students flock to campus chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Graduate Student Government promotes a close grad student community.

Students walking around the fountain in the springtime

After Graduation