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"We have the fortune to work with top-notch professionals from the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is truly enriching from both personal and professional perspectives." - Gaspar Tognetti, PhD '18

Change the World

Peter Tanaka '15 and other members of the Johns Hopkins University Robotics Club are reaching out to provide guidance in STEM education to students in need.

Cutting-Edge Research

In the NanoEnergy Laboratory, Susanna Thon, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is working to improve solar cells.

At Johns Hopkins, the study of electrical and computer engineering is a dynamic process with learning in the classroom, the laboratory, and on design teams. The aim is to understand the principles behind the facts and to have opportunities to create new knowledge. Students, in consultation with advisors, have the flexibility to follow academic and research interests in a range of subjects, from applied neuroscience to alternative energy to medical imaging. You emerge with in-depth technical knowledge, adaptability, problem-solving skills, and a breadth of experiences.


1. You will learn by doing.

We don’t just disseminate knowledge. We create it. With our 43-member faculty, you will work side-by-side with world-renowned professors and graduate students. You will conduct research and put theories and facts you learn in the classroom to work solving real-world problems and making contributions that advance our field. Every year, our undergraduates author papers in leading scholarly journals, present findings at professional conferences, and work to commercialize their inventions.


2. You will change the world.

The discipline of electrical and computer engineering helps to save lives by aiding in the design of medical technologies such as surgical robots and lasers. Electrical and computer engineering also helps to preserve the environment, improve safety of critical high technology systems, and reduce human toil in manufacturing with computer automation techniques.


3. You will discover cutting-edge research.

Our faculty are world-renowned experts who solve problems of global importance. Our undergraduate curriculum reflects the depth of their expertise and incorporates their latest findings. A collaborative atmosphere and interdisciplinary efforts are hallmarks of our department’s research programs. The department is the focal point for innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development.


4. You will solve problems for real-world applications.

Our award-winning professors have industry experience, which lays the foundations necessary for combining classical theory with real-world applications. This background facilitates a deep understanding and provides the experience necessary for a student to become a successful engineer. The lab facilities offer an extensive enhancement to reinforce key theories taught in the classroom and assist the students with necessary skills that are required in the industry.


5. You will have access to faculty from the beginning.

At the beginning of freshman year, you will be matched with a faculty member who will serve as your departmental advisor. They will assist you in your development as a student, researcher, and later an industry leader. The advisor will serve as  a mentor who knows you well, cares about your academic interests, can help you define your career goals, and is committed to your success at Johns Hopkins and beyond.

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