Facts About Electrical & Computer Engineering Jobs
Our exciting profession is at the forefront of transformational innovations, such as cell phones, media players, lasers, and computers to name but a few. We provide a strong, rigorous curriculum that prepares students to enter the professional workforce and/or graduate studies.
Although the national average salary for 2010 bachelor's degree candidates decreased 1.7% to $47,673, compared to last years $48,515, engineering graduates saw an increase of 1.2% in initial pay to $59,149.
The Wall Street Journal (4/9, Murray) noted that, among engineering graduates, electrical engineers saw the largest increase, around 3%, followed by chemical and civil engineering graduates. Graduates with computer-related degrees increased by almost 6%.
The School of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), within the College of Engineering at OU, is proud to celebrate its excellent students and nationally recognized faculty. Several recent award-winning examples are noted below. Within ECE, students regularly engage in a variety of hands-on projects as part of their curriculum with professors who are engaged in cutting edge research.
2012 Student Research and Performance Day at OU: ECE student Fanxing Kong received the 2nd place award in the Engineering A category.
Brad Pirtle selected to receive a prestigious $10,000 award from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, fall 2011
Zachary Dunn, “HF Oblique Incident Sounding for Calibration of an Over-The-Horizon Radar (OTHR) System,” AISES National Conference. Technical poster session. November, 2011. Minneapolis, MN. This paper received the 1st Place Award in the Graduate Research Poster Contest, and the student received a check for $1000.00.
Gregory E. MacDonald and James J. Sluss, Jr., "Method for polarization-based intrusion monitoring in fiberoptic links," United States Patent No. 7,903,977, March 8, 2011.
Dr. John Jiang won a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for his proposal entitled “Analysis and Measures of Risks in Modern Electric Energy Portfolio and Its Impacts on Power System Reliability: Measures, Algorithms and Applications.”
Dr. Lei Ding won a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for his proposal entitled “Large-Scale Computational Neuroimaging of Brain Electrical Activity.”
Dr. Tian Yu was named the Gerald Tuma Presidential Professor, 2012.
Dr. Bob Palmer, an Adjunct Professor in ECE, was awarded the VPR Award for Outstanding Research Engagement, 2012
Dr. Pramode Verma, Anjan Ghosh, James Sluss, Samuel Cheng, Mark Martens, Robert Huck, Shanshan Chen, and Anil Kaul, “Remote cervical dilation monitoring system and method,” United States Patent No. 8,100,840, January 24, 2012.