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Engineering Division

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Provides cadets with the hardware and software skills to design, develop, and analyze modern electronic, communications, and computer systems.

About Us

The 21st century world is increasingly reliant on electrical and computer systems. Electrical and Computer Engineers are critical for the Air Force to operate in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. Graduates have the depth and breadth necessary to thrive in today’s highly technical professional environment.

ECE Majors can follow three tracks: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and combined Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Computer, Electrical, and Systems Engineering majors are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty and Staff

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July 13, 2020

USAFA Recognizes Class of 2020 Top Graduate

On Thursday 9 July Lt Gen Silveria recognized the USAFA Class of 2020 Top Graduate, 2Lt Zack Bailey during a small ceremony in Polaris Hall. Lt Bailey was also recognized as the Outstanding Cadet in Mechanical Engineering, the Outstanding Cadet in Engineering and the Outstanding Cadet in Academic Performance. Lt Bailey is a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship and is on his way to King’s College London in the fall. Congratulations Lt Bailey!

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May 18, 2020

United Launch Alliance launches 6th orbital test vehicle for U.S. Space Force; project contains satellite built by Air Force Academy cadets

United launch Alliance, May 18, 2020 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Colo. -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501 rocket carrying the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force lifted off from Cape Canaveral May 17. This marks the 84th successful launch of an Atlas V rocket, 139th launch for ULA, the second launch for the U.S. Space Force and sixth flight of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle or “OTV-6.” “The success of this mission resulted from collaboration with our customer while working through challenging, and ever changing, health and safety conditions,” said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of government...

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December 6, 2019

Academy UAS Center prepares cadets for future fight

Story by Jennifer Spradlin, Dec. 6, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force Academy brought a cutting-edge, multi-drone light show to its campus last month to celebrate its storied rivalry with West Point. As hundreds of drones moved in synchronization to delight the audience with messages like ‘Beat Army,’ the six-minute display showed how far unmanned aerial systems have come since Civil War-era balloons and what's still possible. “We are really in the Wright Brothers era of unmanned aerial systems,” said Col. Eduardo Defendini, director of the Air Force Academy UAS Center. “New and exciting aircraft shapes,...

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