NMSU: Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Mexico State University
Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department Facts

At the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, we provide “big school” opportunities with a “small school” atmosphere.

* For fall 2008, the average undergraduate class averaged 28 students while the average graduate class averaged 14 students.

* The students at the Klipsch School have a large number of scholarships available to them .. over 30 different scholarships exclusively for our majors. For the 2007-2008 academic year, every incoming freshman and most returning students who applied for financial aid did receive some form of scholarship award.

* We have very few part-time faculty. Students frequently encounter senior faculty members as the instructors in freshman/sophomore classes.

* The faculty have an “open door” policy where students are encouraged to drop in outside of formal class and office hour times.

* The E&CE program has a strong “hands-on” component. All required core classes have laboratories associated with them. The senior design experience is an intense design class to produce an actual engineering design. Faculty members spend a great deal of time working one-one-one with students in the labs and classes. Student participation in co-op and intern opportunities is strongly encouraged.

* We have several internationally-recognized faculty members: Drs. Ramirez-Angulo (VLSI design), Giles (electro-optics), and Voelz (electro-optics), and Prof. Kersting (power systems) are Fellows of their professional societies.

* We have two recognized centers of excellence in (1) electric utility management and (2) telemetering and telecommunications that are unique to our program.

Did You Know?

What kinds of jobs our students get?

From the 2007-2008 Academic Year senior surveys, the most common job titles that our students were hired to fill were: Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineer, Test Engineer.


Average starting salaries for our graduates?

From the 2007-2008 Academic Year senior surveys, the high offer was $72,500 and the average offer was $56,700.


Typical employers of our graduates?

For the 2006-2007 Academic year, about 1/3 of the graduating seniors are going to graduate school and 2/3 are going directly to the workforce.  Grad School choices include NMSU, UNM, MIT, Northwestern (med school).  Most frequently chosen employers include Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, and various Department of Defense sites (White Sands Missile Range, Holloman AFB, US Air Force)