Dawn Cochran
Administrative Assistant

P: (540) 464-7236
F: (540) 464-7662

Virginia Military Institute
508 Nichols Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

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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.

  • Qualified Faculty

All faculty in the ECE Department have Ph.D.'s and are licensed professional engineers.

  • Emphasis on Teaching

All classes, including laboratories, are taught by faculty. All faculty in the ECE Department have "open-door" policies and maintain office hours.

  • Broad Coverage of ECE

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. 

  • Hands-On Laboratories

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.