The EECS Experience
Learn in an environment that combines academic rigor and robust research. Collaborate with faculty to discover new frontiers in electronics, machine learning and computational systems.
Students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science study cybersecurity, intelligent computing, electromechanics, neural engineering and emerging technologies. Through coursework and research, they apply scientific principles to real-world solutions.
Join a community of scholars who publish, present and compete at a global level.
Undergraduate students work in a supportive atmosphere designed to help them achieve their goals and become future leaders in engineering. They learn to think critically, solve problems creatively and communicate effectively and leave prepared to advance to the next level, be it the workforce or a graduate program. Undergraduate computer recommendations are below.
Graduate students have many opportunities to hone their skills within their chosen career path. They conduct research to address challenges, develop new products and help reimagine what is possible while working alongside renowned faculty members in innovative labs. Graduate students have gone on to become faculty at other world-class academic institutions, have created start-up companies and have worked for Google, Amazon, Apple and other top companies.
Meet some of the graduate EECS students conducting ground-breaking research and hear why they chose EECS at Mizzou. Read more.
Leadership and Career Opportunities
Discover new interests, develop professional skills and become leaders by participating in co-ops or internships, competition teams, student organizations and study abroad programs.
Gain real-world experience before graduation with an internship. Mizzou Engineering’s Career Services provides resume workshops, interview prep and other resources to help students obtain co-ops or internships at top companies.
Competition and Events
Students regularly take part in hackathons and other competitive events across the globe. EECS students have won first place at the UM System’s Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator Pitch Competition. They have also been finalists in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Competition and have attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
NSF Scholarship for Services (SFS) Program
The SFS scholarship is a prestigious scholarship funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to sponsor excellend students to pursue study in the field of cybersecurity. Learn more here.
Hone your leadership and communication skills, explore your interests and connect with peers through student organizations at the department, College or campus level.
Additionally, the Computer Science Graduate Student Council and ECE Graduate Student Council give master’s and PhD students a voice in the department.
Gain a global perspective through Mizzou’s Study Abroad program. The department offers classes in summer Study Abroad sessions, allowing students to earn abroad experience while making progress towards their degrees.
Undergraduates entering the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department may choose to bring or purchase a Mac or PC for coursework. Screens may be any size.
Computers may have 8GB, but if financially possible, a student should consider bringing or purchasing one with 16GB. Specific graphics cards are not required.
A minimum local storage of 160GB (SSD or HDD) is suggest4ed and 250GB is recommended unless the student has plenty of additional space on a cloud service such as Drobox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.
A minimum of 2.2GHz Intel i5 Processor is suggested and a 2.4GHz Intel i7 Processor is recommended for either Mac or PC.