Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) strives to provide a balanced education in understanding theory, developing laboratory skills, researching current problems and novel applications, and implementing commercially viable products. To do so, the ECE curriculum integrates close faculty interaction with a solid stem of theory and intense laboratory courses starting with four ECE courses during the freshman year and culminating with a three-semester capstone design project. Design projects are offered in every semester of the program with topics drawn from controls, communications, embedded computer systems, energy conversions, robotics, signal processing, and wireless systems. The ECE Department allows students to select a professional elective stem that broadens the student's future career path into a well-prepared engineer, researcher, inventor, or entrepreneur who is ready to contribute to society.
The baccalaureate program in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.
An Autonomous Boat, A Blue Buoy and A Rope
Clear skies, a gentle wind and four electrical and computer engineering students watched hopefully as their battery-powered autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) winded through a lake in a remote area of Virginia Beach, Va. The four Bradley students were on a mission to complete an aquatic obstacle course in the 2013 International RoboBoat Competition where they maneuvered around 10 sets of red and green buoys and avoided two yellow buoys.
ECE Student Research
Publications recognizing ECE student involvement in departmental research.
Memorial Day--no classes; offices closed
May Interim I ends
Summer Session I begins