Why Study ECE at VMI?
- Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio
The overall student-to-faculty ratio at VMI is approximately 11-to-1. There are no large auditorium classes.
All faculty in the ECE Department have Ph.D.'s and are licensed professional engineers.
All classes, including laboratories, are taught by faculty. All faculty in the ECE Department have "open-door" policies and maintain office hours.
Cadets in the ECE curriculum get a broad coverage of areas within the ECE field. The coverage includes circuits, digital systems and computer architecture, microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, controls, communications, signal processing, and microelectronics.
All courses in the ECE curriculum have a partial or full laboratory component which provides hands-on opportunities that reinforce theory with practical examples of hardware and software systems.
- Independent Study Projects and Design Projects
Cadets can do research as part of an independent study project. A wide variety of projects in many fields of ECE are available including biomedical engineering, robotics, and semiconductor fabrication.