Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). New England residents may qualify for tuition breaks. See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Prepare to be eligible for licensure as a professional engineer within the state of Maine upon graduation.
  • Study in a program that encourages hands-on exploration of technologically intensive learning environments.
  • Complete an internship at a local engineering firm, including Texas Instruments, Bath Iron Works, IDEXX Laboratories, Lanco Assembly Systems, ON Semiconductor, and more.
  • Join a student-run extracurricular group, such as the Engineering Student Committee (ESC), Women in STEM, and USM’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
  • Tailor the program to your career goals: Choose to focus on an electrical engineering track or a computer engineering track.
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We encourage experiential learning by helping our students secure internships at leading engineering firms in Southern Maine. In addition, the percentage of courses in our program that require an open-ended design component is greater than that of many similar programs.

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Program requirements

Our program offers engineering courses that introduce students to engineering tools, the engineering profession, engineering economics, and includes design projects and a circuits laboratory. Electrical and computer engineering courses cover circuit simulation, digital logic, electronics, and digital signals.

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Learning spaces

Our state-of-the-art learning facilities are new or recently renovated to offer you a dynamic place to learn, share, and build community.

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Career opportunities

Our graduates are prepared to excel as engineers, succeed in post-baccalaureate and graduate studies, and transfer their acquired skills to a variety of contexts and endeavors.

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Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for licensure as a professional engineer within Maine. Many states accept the Maine license, but reciprocity conditions vary.

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Dedicated, engaged faculty

Our faculty are an excellent resource for our students. Learn from engineering faculty in small class settings and interact with our engineer-in-residence who spends one afternoon each week engaged in various department activities.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Our program is accredited by the EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) of ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

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Do you live in New England?

You may be eligible for a special reduced tuition rate, as part of the New England Regional Student Program (RSP).

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