Hands and electroni componentsWorking together on an electronics project. (Photo by Matt Beardsley)

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences


Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

EE Division:
253 Cory Hall # 1770
Berkeley, CA 94720-1770
(510) 642-3214

CS Division
387 Soda Hall # 1776
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
(510) 642-1042


To put it simply, electrical engineers and computer scientists can do practically anything. The great thing about electrical engineering is that it is deeply involved in high science, particularly physics. You make things — or make them better. Things like solid-state circuits, microwave electronics, quantum and optical electronics, large-scale networks and systems, or computer-aided design — and those are just a few possibilities. Typically, electrical engineers will focus on products that generate or transmit electricity or that use electricity as a power source. They might design, assemble or test new devices anywhere from the semiconductor to the aerospace industries. Your options are endless. Computer scientists also use technology to solve problems. They might write software to achieve new things or do them faster. They create applications for mobile devices, develop websites or program software. And they can work anywhere, from startups and nonprofits to big tech firms and government agencies.

Why choose Berkeley?

Because our Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences offers one of the field’s strongest research and instructional programs anywhere in the world. Because our programs have been consistently ranked in the top nationwide by those who rank academic programs. Because of our cross-disciplinary team-driven projects, with strong interactions that extend into biological sciences, mechanical and civil engineering, physical sciences, chemistry, mathematics and operations research.  Because we attract top faculty, who have won every prestigious award from the National Medal of Science to the ACM Turing Award. And Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award has been given to ten of the department’s faculty. We have a legacy of producing research that has had deep impact, and our faculty continue to work at the cusp of technological possibility in artificial intelligence, robotics, cyber-physical systems, sensor technology, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems, big data, and computer architecture, graphics and engineering.

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