Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


We are excited for the launch of the Samueli School’s professional Master of Engineering program with an electrical engineering and computer science concentration! This program will enhance professional opportunities through the deepening of technical skills and specialized leadership training. You can learn more at To compare the different master’s degree options, please check out this chart.

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering (EE) or computer engineering (CpE).

Electrical engineering research areas include:

  • optics and electronic devices and circuits
  • communications
  • signal processing
  • machine vision
  • power electronics 
  • systems engineering

Computer engineering thrusts encompass:

  • computer architecture
  • software
  • embedded systems

The department also offers graduate degrees in networked systems, a program administered by an interdisciplinary group of faculty from the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science.  


Prospective and Incoming Students

Quick Links

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Beril Seymen
(949) 824-6012
(949) 824-9020 

Graduate Program Coordinator

Amy Pham
(949) 824-5489

Graduate Advisor

Professor Syed Jafar

(949) 824-1684