Electrical engineering


Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

The EE Department strives to be the top choice in Colorado for students interested in learning electrical engineering while becoming leaders in the engineering profession who can serve the community and society-at-large. The department provides cutting-edge educational training, research experience, and project-based learning in Electrical Engineering, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Fundamental and applied engineering research in power and renewable energy, data sciences and control systems, and RF and wireless communications are offered which support the university’s mission of “earth, energy and environment.”

As our department has evolved over the years, we have developed a vibrant and diverse research program that encompasses a wide range of areas and several interdisciplinary fields. At the graduate level, the department provides educational and research opportunities in three selected topical areas:

(1) compressive sensing, data analysis, control and optimization

(2) energy systems, electric power, power electronics, renewable energy, machines and drives

(3) antennas, RF and microwaves, wireless communications, and computational electromagnetics

At the undergraduate level, the department focuses on a select number of subareas in electrical engineering; specifically:

(1) energy systems and power electronics (ESPE)

(2) integrated circuits, computer engineering and electronic systems (ICE)

(3) information and systems sciences (ISS)

(4) antennas and wireless communications (AWC)

Both undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in concert with the university’s emphasis on “earth, energy, and environment” and are characterized by strong ties with industrial partners (locally and nationally) such as National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Insitute of Standards and Technology, Lockheed Martin, Arcelor Mittal, and Epilog Laser; that provide resources for students, laboratories, research projects, and ultimately career paths for our students. We invite you to learn more about our current research and areas of expertise of our high-caliber faculty.