Building on more than forty years of research successes and discoveries, a major goal of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice is to prove, encourage, and support new and far-reaching initiatives that look decades into the future.
Rice ECE provides high-quality degree programs that emphasize fundamental principles, respond to the changing demands and opportunities of new technology, challenge the exceptional abilities of Rice students, and prepare students for roles of leadership in their chosen careers. We offer the following academic degree programs:
Rice ECE focuses on the overall impact that we have within the local and global community that we operate within. The department serves as a support for students, faculty, K-12 teachers, researchers, and medical professionals from all over the world — sharing our knowledge, resources, and time to help mentor, innovate and bring about positive change.
Houston is a center for the energy industry, medical research, space exploration and a growing high-technology sector. Rice mechanical engineering students benefit from these relationships through collaborative research projects, summer internships and making contacts for post-graduation employment.