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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Undergraduate Programs

Electrical and Computer Engineering Degrees Offered

You can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a dual bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering.  We now offer two new specializations in Biomedical Engineering and Power and Energy Engineering.

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The flexibility of the electrical engineering curriculum allows the students to choose courses among four tracks: (a) Electronic Circuits and Devices: electronic circuits, instrumentation, RF circuit design, microwave circuit design. Relevant courses: ECE 423, ECE 438, ECE 440, ECE 446, ECE 447, ECE 449, ECE 479. (b) Electromagnetics and Photonics: microwave engineering, antenna systems, fiber optic systems. Relevant courses: ECE 441, ECE 448, ECE 472, ECE 477, ECE 479. (c) Power Systems and Energy: utility power systems, energy systems, electric drives. Relevant courses: ECE 481, ECE 483, ECE 484, ECE 486, ECE 487, ECE 488, ECE 489. (d) Signals and Control: signals and systems, signal processing, telecommunications, control. Relevant courses: ECE 456, ECE 459, ECE 466, ECE 467, ECE 468A, ECE 471, ECE 476, ECE 478.

In the computer engineering curriculum the students can choose courses in (a) Design Automation and Application Programming: Algorithms and software development for digital integrated circuits, embedded systems, microcontrollers, multicore architecture, networks. Relevant courses in this track are ECE 422, 424, 425, 432, and 456. (b) Computer Hardware Design: Design and evaluation of integrated circuits, configurable hardware, embedded systems, computer architectures. Relevant courses: ECE 422, 423, 424, 425, 427, 428, 429.

The electrical engineering and computer engineering bachelor of science degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET ( Click here to view the program objectives and student outcomes for the electrical engineering and computer engineering programs.

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Undergraduate Courses

A list of Electrical and Computer Engineering courses with descriptions can be found in the Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Catalog or Computer Engineering Undergraduate Catalog.


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

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Technical Areas

The Electrical Engineering 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 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.

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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.