Capstone Design Overview

All Texas ECE senior students complete a yearlong capstone design course sequence, solving open-ended problems in groups of 5-7 students, from defining problem statements to building a prototype.
During the length of the project the team will:
  • Gather all the necessary specifications and requirements for the project.
  • Research the project and work on preliminary designs.
  • Write a proposal for the company and deliver a preliminary system design report.

Student Organizations

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Eta Kappa Nu is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that better prepare them for life post-graduation. Members participate in service programs and leadership training.

Connect Program

Work with a University of Texas, Austin, hands-on account manager to craft your campus strategy for recruiting top tech talent in Electrical and Computer Engineering. With access to more than 2200 undergraduate and graduate students in a top-10 ranked program, investing in multiple touchpoints with targeted groups of students throughout the semester is recommended to boost your brand on campus.

Prof. Robert Heath Receives IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) Service Award

Heath CTTC

The award recognizes members of the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) of the IEEE Communications Society who have "a distinguished record of service to the CTTC community, including CTTC symposia and workshop organization, leadership roles within the CTTC, and promoting CTTC activities and interests in the broader research community."


Prof. Alex Dimakis Receives 2018 IEEE Information Theory Society James L. Massey Award

Alex Dimakis

The award recognizes outstanding achievement in research and teaching by young scholars in the Information Theory community based on the impact of their research in the field of Information Theory as well as their teaching contributions.



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