The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides instruction and research in areas of electrical and computer engineering such as electronics, electromagnetics, communication systems and networks, control systems, signal and image processing, computer hardware and software, power systems, digital systems, VLSI design, embedded systems, robotics, microelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering.
The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.Cp.E.) degree. An eight-semester sequence of courses that is designed to develop the concepts and design and analysis techniques fundamental to the various areas of specializations forms the core of the academic plans of study. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of computers throughout the curricula. Our graduates have a wide range of job opportunities as power engineers, communication engineers, digital design engineers, test engineers, embedded system developers, network engineers, control engineers, project engineers, robotic system engineers, optoelectronic engineers, application engineers, analog engineers, medical product engineers, and process engineers.
Undergraduate dual degrees with the Department of Physics and Optical Science are also available. Graduate studies in electronics, embedded systems, microelectronics, optoelectronics, computer engineering, VLSI design and testing, signal processing, data communications and networking, power electronics, power systems, and control systems are offered by the Department at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels.
Both the program in Electrical Engineering and the program in Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
B.S.CP.E./B.S.E.E. Program Educational Objectives
Our undergraduate programs prepare our graduates to:
- Achieve successful careers in industry and/or success in post-baccalaureate studies as evidenced by:
- Being valuable contributors to their employers
- Career satisfaction
- Professional visibility through publications, presentations, recognitions, and awards
- Promotions in their chosen professions
- Advanced degrees earned
- Contribute to the betterment of society and the world as evidenced by:
- Good citizenship by engaging in engineering practice that values integrity and ethical conduct as paramount
- Useful inventions
- Entrepreneurial activities
- Active involvement in the education of others, locally or globally
B.S.Cp.E./B.S.E.E. Program Learning Outcomes
Our undergraduate programs require students to learn these knowledge and skills by the time of graduation:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- An ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- The ability to articulate and address issues related to entrepreneurship
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