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
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Department Head:

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



Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Innovating the Future

Welcome! Our 300 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.


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Norm Asbjornson

Asbjornson's $50 million Gift Will Transform 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 Four ECE Faculty Earn Convocation Honors
Profs. Becker, Dickensheets, LaMeres, and J.Shaw all receive University Awards at the spring Convocation.
[see MSU News Service article]
Freescale Cup race
EELE 101 Freescale Cup Students in EELE 101 Intro to Electrical Fundamentals participated in our inaugural autonomous vehicle competition.

[see MSU News Service article]


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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