Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, including broadcast and communications systems, such as portable music players and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.

Sample Companies that have hired WPI Electrical and Computer Engineers

Acacia Communications
Allegro Microsystems
Canon Medical Research, USA
Dell
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Google
QinetiQ
The MathWorks, Inc.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Xcerra

Sample Graduate Schools

Boston University
Duke University
New York University
Purdue University
Stanford University
Tufts University
UMass-Amherst
University of California-LA
University of Florida
University of Texas-Austin
University of Waterloo
WPI
Average Starting Salary: 
$73,559 (2018)
Sample Job Titles: 
R&D Engineer
Controls Engineer
Software Engineer
Product Engineer
Sales Engineer
Firmware Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Sample Major Qualifying Projects: 
Electrical Solar Panel Moisture Detector & Heater
Power Integrity System
Power Over Ethernet

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.

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