The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering contributes to the mission of the University in three ways. First, its undergraduate and graduate education programs seek to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of electrical and computer engineering, the skills needed to solve the complex technological problems of modern society and the ability to continue to learn and develop throughout their careers. Second, through its research programs, the department contributes to the development and progress of electronics, communications, and computer technology. Finally, the department helps to transfer research results to industry through publication, public service and professional activities.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering administers two curricula majors, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, in the College of Engineering, both of which are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Electrical Engineering involves the design, analysis, and effective use of electrical systems including electronic computers. Electrical systems and computers play a central role in nearly all aspects of modern life, including communication, medicine, education, environmental protection, space exploration, defense, and home entertainment.
The program in Computer Engineering provides the student with a broad and well-integrated background in the concepts and methodologies that are needed for the analysis, design, development,organization, theory, programming, and application of information processing systems. Although such systems are popularly called “computers,” they involve a far wider range of disciplines than merely computation, and the Computer Engineering curriculum is correspondingly broad. The programs present the essential material in electronic circuits, digital logic, discrete mathematics, computer programming, data structures, and other topics.
The Integrated Degree Program (IDP) leads to both the Bachelors and Master of Science degrees. The program provides a student the opportunity to obtain superior breadth and depth of technical material.
See the IDP page for more details.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Associate Professor and
Chair for Undergraduate Studies