"The mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is to serve society as a center for learning and innovation in all major areas of electrical and computer engineering. The Department accomplishes its mission by disseminating existing knowledge through teaching, by creating new knowledge through research and publications, and by converting original ideas and concepts into new technologies. Through integration of education and research, the Department creates the academic environment necessary for training innovators and leaders for the future".
We offer approximately 115 courses (graduate and undergraduate) covering all major areas of electrical and computer engineering, including biomedical applications. All required courses are taught both in the Fall and Spring Semesters and some required courses are offered in the Summer Semester as well. Elective and graduate courses are offered either in the Fall or in the Spring Semester and some are offered in the Summer Semester as well.
Typically we offer fifty to fifty-five courses in the Fall and Spring Semesters and fifteen to twenty courses in the Summer Semester. Detailed information regarding the offering of courses through 2013 can be found in our course offering plan.
The ECE Department has an excellent tradition in attracting, developing and graduating minority students. We have been particularly successful in recruiting female students and faculty members. Approximately thirty-three percent of our graduate students are female. The female representation in our student body (graduate and undergraduate) is currently over twenty percent. These numbers are significantly higher than the national averages for ECE departments.
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, funded by AMEREN, provides research and development projects in the area of power systems, power electronics, smart grid, and the internet of things.
High Performance Computing
The NSF-funded high-performance computing (HPC) facility consists of 106 dual quad-core Dell PowerEdge compute nodes running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The HPC facility not only serves the SIU campus, but the greater Southern Illinois region.
The ECE Department has an excellent tradition in recruiting international students in both its graduate and undergraduate programs. The diverse educational backgrounds and cultures of our student body create a vibrant environment, which is contributing to the success of our programs. Evidence for this success is the ability of our graduates to compete effectively in the job market, all over the world.
Please address any correspondence to "Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering" to the following address:
Mail Code 6603
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1230 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
For telephone inquiries, please call (618) 539-2364 and refer to the program you're inquiring about. The ECE fax number is (618) 453-7972 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The total enrollment typically is in the region of five hundred students. The graduate enrollment usually is slightly over fifty percent of the total enrollment. In the Fall Semester of 2011, the undergraduate enrollment was 221 and the graduate enrollment 289 students.
The Table below shows the undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during the period 2008-2011.
Our graduate program with an enrollment of almost three hundred students, including more than seventy doctoral candidates, is the second largest in the State (among all private and public institutions) after the University of Illinois.
Our Master of Science program, generating more than one-hundred-and-ten degrees annually, is the largest, among all ECE Master of Science programs, in the State of Illinois.