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For those with a desire to learn, we offer an academic experience that will take you as far as you want to go.

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering
  • Dual Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer engineering

Undergraduate Specializations

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Power and Energy Engineering

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • Masters of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (thesis or non-thesis options)
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The electrical engineering and computer engineering bachelor of science degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org). 

Information on degrees offered.

Highlights

Highlights of our programs include small classroom size, lab-based instruction, real world capstone design sequence, optional internships, co-ops and externships, national recognition, research experiences through industry sponsored research centers and federal/state/university funding, and more. 

Summary of highlights.

Technical Areas

The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program offers technical areas in (a) Electrical Systems: Autonomous Vehicles, Control Systems, Robotics, Electric Energy & Renewables, Electric Utilities, Electric Vehicles, Medical Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Power Grid, Antennas, (b) Microelectronics: Electronic Design Automation, Emerging Technologies,  Integrated Circuits, Integrated Systems, Medical Electronics, Sensors, and (c) Signals and Communications: Robotics, Image processing, Signal Processing, Telecommunications, Communication Networks.

The Computer Engineering undergraduate program offers technical areas in (a) Microelectronics: Electronic Design Automation, Emerging Technologies,  Integrated Circuits, Integrated Systems, Medical Electronics, Sensors, (b) Hardware and Firmware: Computer Architectures, Embedded Systems, Network Systems, Robotics, Programmable Logic Controllers, and (c) Systems Software: Cloud Computing, Digital Design Automation, Multi-Core Programming, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Systems Programming.

Summary of technical areas.

Professional Placement

Employment opportunities exist within a wide range of organizations, such as aerospace industry, automotive industry, defense agencies, electric utilities, electrical systems companies, semiconductor industry, software engineering, software development, telecommunications, cyber-systems, biomedical industry, start-ups and consulting.

Research

Research activities of the faculty are funded by prestigious research grants from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and from high-tech industries.  The Center for Embedded Systems, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Center, is a nationally recognized center for research and development in the emerging area of embedded computing system technologies with many participating industries in the areas of microelectronics, defense and aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing.  The Power Research Program provides research and development projects in the area of power systems, power electronics, smart grid, and the internet of things.  

Information on Research Centers in the Department.