Pitt | Swanson Engineering

About The Department 

Excellent Education 

Since its founding in 1893 by two legends, George Westinghouse and Reginald Fessenden, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Pitt has excelled in education, research, and service.  Today, the department features innovative undergraduate and graduate programs and world-class research centers and labs, combining theory with practice at the nexus of computer and electrical engineering, for our students to learn, develop, and lead lives of impact.  

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are experts in the field of electrical and computer engineering, having been published in major industry publications. They are accessible teachers as well, continually striving to help students make the most of their academic careers.

High-Tech Environment 

The department has access to a number of computer facilities and laboratories, allowing students to learn through the latest technology. This high-tech understanding makes Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates a marketable commodity in Pittsburgh, a cultural city that has been a major center for industrial activity and technological innovation for many decades. 


We provide our students with the education and experience to excel. 
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We have teaching labs, conference rooms, and equipment available for faculty and students. 

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The electrical and computer engineering programs at the University of Pittsburgh are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.
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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Pittsburgh
1238 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-624-8000
Fax: 412-624-8003