Electronics is one of the most thriving sectors in the American economy, particularly in New Jersey. According of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook Survey, electrical engineering is the most sought degree among all engineering disciplines. The work of electrical engineers has become pervasive in our society, forming the foundation of computing and information technologies through the development of Very Large Scale Integrated circuits (VLSI Chips) that are used in computers, wireless communications and networking, cellular phones, industrial control systems, automobiles, satellite entertainment and communication systems, health-care and many other applications
With more than 500 electronics manufacturing facilities, New Jersey ranks among top five states in electronics enterprises and first in the nation in electronics R&D. New Jersey's electronics industry is projected to grow 30 to 40 percent a year. The defense industry also provides a large job market for electrical engineers as does the aviation industry.
One of the major strengths of the ECE program is its relationships with its Industry Partners. Students in the ECE program have opportunities for coops, internships, sponsorship and jobs with IBM,Alcatel-Lucent, Emerson Network Power/ASCO Power Technologies, and more.