The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Departmental Honors in ECE

Qualified ECE undergraduate students are encouraged to consider joining ECE Departmental Honors (DH) — an Advanced Scholarship track of Commonwealth Honors College — at the beginning of their junior year.  The DH track offers enhanced engineering coursework as well as the opportunity to work closely with an ECE faculty member on research or project work that culminates in an independent senior thesis. 

Prospective Students

General information on Departmental Honors can be found here, including information on the application processes (both for current CHC members and for students who are not yet in CHC) and program requirements and admission criteria for Departmental Honors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Current Students

Here are some useful links, including some important forms and documents:

Note that ECE 499Y (Part I) and ECE 499T/P (Part II) are credited as EE or CE Electives for ECE students completing an honors thesis.


For further information, prospective and current DH students are encouraged to contact:

Professor Dennis Goeckel
ECE Honors Program Director (for AY 2022-23)
210E Marcus Hall