Rowan University - Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Rowan ECE Rapid Prototyping & Fabrication Lab
  • Building Intelligent Quadcopters
  • Embedded Systems Laboratory
  • ECE Rapid Prototyping & Fabrication Lab
  • Sophomore Clinic Rocket Launch with GPS based Telemetry
  • Engineering Hall Main Atrium Building Art: Ohm's Circle with Memristor as the Fourth Element
  • Rowan ECE Ranked #15 - US News & World Report - Best Undergraduate Programs 2020

Rowan University - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rowan is a modern, innovative, hands-on project-based program, where we train and graduate proficient engineers who will be successful in solving not only today’s problems, but also tomorrow’s evolving and emerging engineering challenges. Through an innovative curricular structure that includes such unique elements as Engineering Clinics and Clinic Consulting in addition to core courses as well as a wide spectrum of technical electives on emerging topics, the department instills six core qualities that define and distinguish Rowan ECE graduates to be

agile · contemporary · communicative · entrepreneurial · transdisciplinary · competent 


A Message from the Dept. Head

COVID-19 Update:
Rowan ECE Ready to Deliver Courses Remotely 


Dear Current and Prospective ECE Students:

These are unprecedented times, and I know that you have many questions on how eveything is going to work out: will I be able to complete my classes, will the professors still have office hours, will there be advising help, will I be able to graduate this Spring, and more. First, please rest assured that the answers to all of these questions is yes, and we will make sure that this will be a positive experience for you all. The Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty have been preparing extensively over the last couple weeks to deliver all of our courses remotely, in an online setting, and we are ready.

Starting Monday, March 30, we will start delivering all of our courses, including lab courses, remotely using a variety of online course delivery platforms. These platforms include live streaming using Webex, Blackboard Collaborate, Canvas, or Google Meet, as well as recording, uploading, archiving or directly sharing all course content with our students. For the remaining part of this semester, lab courses will use various software simulation tools, such as Matlab, Cadence, Maxwell, Altium and others with which you are already familiar. ECE faculty will also host live webinars / Q&A sessions / office hours during this period to make sure that you have all the access to our faculty for all your questions. Advising will also continue during this period, again through a combination of e-mail and live video-conferencing. Engineering Clinics will be suitably structured allowing you to complete the work remotely.

We are also planning, and putting in place long-term strategies, should the disruption continues beyond this semester.  As many of you know, we already offer a number of core ECE courses online in summer, all of which are lab courses. The lab components of these courses are made possible by sophisticated, compact, low-cost, student owned devices that include microcontrollers, microprocessors, field programmable gate arrays and internet of things devices for computer engineering courses, as well as lab-in-a-package devices that include oscilloscope, function / waveform generator, digital multimeters as well as power supplies for all electrical and computer engineering courses. Collectively, these devices provide vast majority of the functionality of our high-end bench-top instrumentation in our labs. We are however, and going one step further by working on networking our bench-top instrumentation in such a way that allows remote access to our labs, so that you can use our state-of-the-art equipment - even if you take our courses remotely.

Whether you are a current ECE major, an ECE minor, a non-matriculating student taking our classes, or a prospective student planning to join us next Fall, please rest assured that all ECE faculty are working very hard to ensure that you will achieve your course and educational objectives, and that you will continue to have the same great experience and dedication from faculty that you have come to expect from the ECE Department. I will periodically host live webex sessions to listen to your concerns, and I am also always available by e-mail and phone if you have any questions / concerns.

Finally, for all up-to-date Covid-19 related information, please visit

Please stay safe.

Robi Polikar,
Professor and Department Head
polikar at rowan . edu
(856) 256-5372 

Rowan ECE Ranked #15

The annual college rankings are out: Rowan's ECE program is ranked #15, and Henry M. Rowan  College of Engineering is ranked #21 in 2020 US News Best Colleges list.



Catch up with Summer 2020 - Online Courses


We will be offering five core courses this summer. All five courses are taught fully online, all are lab courses, and most importantly all courses are available at in-state tuition rates to all students regardless of their residency. The five courses we are offering are as follows, and the credits indicated are based on semester basis. Detailed course descriptions can be found on our Rowan ECE Summer 2020 Online Courses Webpage, including how we run lab courses and experiments in an online setting.

ECE 09.241: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SYSTEMS (3 Credits with lab)
ECE 09.243: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE (3 Credits with lab)
ECE 09.311: ELECTRONICS I (3 Credits with lab)

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Rowan ECE Receives "Most Innovative Program" Award 


Rowan ECE is recognized as the winner of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) 2018 Innovative Program Award, recognizing the transformative nature of our Engineering Clinics and ECE Clinic Consultant in shaping the future of ECE education. ECEDHA describes the Innovative Program Award as follows:

This award is given to individual(s) or department(s) that has (have) created, implemented, and sustained the implementation of a successful innovative program and possibly assisted in the implementation of that program at other institutions. A successful program is one that has stood the test of time (i.e., formal integration into a program of study) and has produced measurable improvements in the quality of the electrical and computer education received by a significant number of students at one or more institutions.

The award was presented during ECEDHA's annual conference and ECE Expo in March 2018. We are truly honored by this recognition, as it is made by the Department Heads of other ECE Departments across the nation.