Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Career Information

Industrial Advisory Board

We are engaged with a broad range of companies that hire our students

Engineer in Residence

The novel program connects students with practicing engineers

Career Services

Dedicated staff help students explore and reach their career goals

Range of ECE Industry Sectors

Potential Career Paths

Craft a career around your passions.

With the marketability and flexibility of an ECE degree, the possibilities are endless. Your education arms you with in-demand skills and knowledge that will help you make an impact in virtually any industry.  

From aerospace to cybersecurity, electrical and computer engineers are the smart thinkers behind the world’s smart technologies and systems. 

It Pays to Choose ECE: Salaries Climb Even in Face of Pandemic

"Not surprisingly, technical majors were the highest paid among Class of 2020 graduates earning bachelor’s degrees. In fact, the list of the 10 majors with the highest average starting salary is dominated by those in technical areas, led by petroleum engineering, computer programming, and computer engineering."

ECE ranked among most valuable majors in 2021

The study showed that ECE majors earned the highest median salaries

2020 Median Salaries

$119,560
Computer Engineers
$118,610
Aerospace Engineers
$103,390
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
"Most of the projected job growth in this group is in the engineer occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics."


Spotlight: Alumni Career Successes

Alum's Hard Drive

The son of farmers in Greece, Chris Christopher's humble beginnings progressed to a distinguished 40-year career at Hewlett-Packard.

First-Generation Alumnae's Career Blasts Off

Torie Hadel was the first person in her family to go to college. Now she's an aerospace engineer.

Temp-Taking Robots Helps Fight COVID-19

Former ECE student Ian Bernstein wants a robot in every home and office across the globe.
"Fort Collins also enjoys well-established employer-education linkages that have sustained the regional economy through the COVID-19 pandemic."
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Milken Institute "Best-Performing Cities" 2021
Fort Collins ranked #12 for best cities for economic performance and growth - CSU and high-tech industry cited

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