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2016-2017 Catalog

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Professor Nestor, Head; Professors Jouny; Associate Professors Wallace, Wey, Yu; Assistant Professor Watkins

Electrical and computer engineers, like all engineers, are problem-solvers. They plan and direct the design and development of electrical, electronic, electromechanical, and computing equipment. In addition, they apply computers as design tools, control systems, communications systems, and research resources. Careers in electrical and computer engineering are widely varied and include electronics design, communications, computing, manufacturing, wireless systems, electric power generation and distribution, consulting, and research.

The curriculum builds on the fundamentals in the physical and engineering sciences as well as mathematics and computer science. More than 20 percent of the program may include social sciences and humanities courses. Well-planned, hands-on engineering design experiences are woven into the curriculum. Facilities include computer systems, control systems, microelectronics, photonics, microwaves, VLSI and signal processing laboratories. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to undertake independent study and research projects.

The program prepares students to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments also known as Educational Objectives:

EO1-To have the ability to continually educate themselves

EO2-To adapt to changing job assignments/challenges

EO3-To function in a team and provide leadership

EO4-To apply their engineering education to solving a broad range of problems

EO5-To demonstrate involvement in professional/public/community service

EO6-To excel in their chosen area of professional activity

EO7-To have mature and effective communication skills

EO8-To have an appreciation of business enterprise, technology management, and social and legal issues.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses