Montana State University

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173780
Bozeman, MT 59717-3780

Tel: (406) 994-2505
Fax: (406) 994-5958

Location: 610 Cobleigh Hall
Directions to find us

Department Head:

Robert C. Maher, Ph.D., P.E.



Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Innovating the Future

Welcome! Our 350 ECE undergraduate and graduate students and our 24 professional staff and faculty members work every day to integrate learning, discovery, and engagement in the true spirit of the Morrill Act / Land Grant tradition. Whether you are a visitor, prospective student, or a longtime member of our community of scholars, we look forward to working with you.


Find out what it takes to earn a BS degree in Electrical Engineering or BS in Computer Engineering

Full-time position openings:

  • FACULTY: Gilhousen Telecommunications Chair, tenure track endowed faculty position, associate or full professor rank. Application information

ECE Headlines

Norm Asbjornson

Asbjornson's $50 million Gift Transforms Engineering
Norm Asbjornson, a Montana State University engineering alumnus and Montana native from the small town of Winifred, has committed $50 million for the College of Engineering – the largest private gift in the history of the state.
[see MSU News Service Article]

Faculty award winners January 2014 ECE Faculty Receive 2015 University Honors
Prof. Brock LaMeres and Prof. Joseph Shaw are among those earning University Awards at the 2015 Spring Convocation.
[see MSU News Service article]
Sapphire Pool
Optics Creates Colors in Yellowstone Hot Springs
ECE faculty and students enjoy learning in the spectacular beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
[see MSU News Service article and local TV news report]


Our academic programs emphasize hands-on laboratory experience at all levels and encourage student involvement in research, discovery, and dissemination of new knowledge. Even in the very first course, EELE 101, students get hands-on experience constructing and testing a custom robot project, and many students work in campus labs, such as MSU's Microfabrication Facility and the Space Science and Engineering Laboratory.


All faculty members in ECE engage in research and creative activity. Areas of research include embedded computing, mixed signal design, optics and optoelectronics, MEMS/MOEMS, acoustics and audio, complex systems and control, communication systems, digital signal processing, power systems, and power electronics.


ECE faculty, staff, and students are active volunteers for local, regional, and international engineering organizations and conferences. Faculty, staff, and students also volunteer for numerous outreach events each year, including FIRST Robotics, Expanding Your Horizons, outreach to K-12 education, engineering competitions, and summer research programs for under-represented groups in engineering.

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