About Us

Electrical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines

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

The Department of Electrical Engineering prepares graduates to solve real-world challenges related to earth, energy, information, and the environment. We offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering that allow our graduates to take advantage of a broad variety of professional opportunities in rapidly changing fields.

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. We are the sixth-largest undergraduate program at Mines, with a very active IEEE student chapter. Our research and teaching programs are enhanced by strong ties to research institutes and centers such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the National Center for Atmospheric Research We invite you to learn more about our current research and the specific research interests of the faculty by following the links under Research.

In addition to our high-caliber faculty, Electrical Engineering students have access to cutting-edge technology and advanced laboratories. In 2016 EE opened a new student-run lab, The Outlet, allowing students to collaborate with their peers on engineering projects, both academic and extracurricular, outside of the traditional classroom. Recently the department worked closely with industry representatives on the CubeSat project, providing opportunities for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets in low-Earth orbit science missions. This research involved affixing cameras to the miniature satellite for space research and is just one of many examples of EE students doing research with real-world applications.

#4 Top 25 Brainiest Colleges, #1 in Colorado (Lumosity, 2019)

2 faculty fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society

piggy bank#1 for career return on investment (Georgetown University, 2019), #2 best college value (Money Magazine, 2018)

student icon#2 in combining scholarly research and classroom instruction (Wall Street Journal, 2016)

teacher icon19:1 student-faculty ratio