The electrical engineering program, including the computer option, consists of several curricular components that give the student the opportunity to build a solid foundation of basic physical principles and obtain experience in design as well as insight into the profession and practice of electrical engineering. The lecture sequence consists mostly of required core courses through which the student learns about and acquires problem solving and/or design skills in circuit analysis, programming in C/C++, analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, signals and systems, and electromagnetic fields. Furthermore, through elective courses in the last three semesters, the student can specialize in areas such as applied electromagnetics, communications, controls, digital signal processing, digital and computer systems, electromechanical systems, embedded systems, medical imaging, and wireless components and systems.
In addition, ECE will have a leadership role in fostering innovation and emerging technologies. An elective stem includes entrepreneurship and business electives developed by faculty from the College of Business and the College of Engineering.
The continuing advances in computers and digital systems have created opportunities for professionals capable of not only designing computer systems but also applying these systems to a broad range of applications. Such fields as communications, automatic control, robotics, and signal processing have benefited greatly from developments in the digital area. Additionally, the development of modern computers requires a thorough understanding of the methodologies of software and hardware design. The department offers an option to students desiring to specialize in this branch of electrical engineering and it requires students to take 23 semester hours of course work in the digital area.
The computer option includes many topics that are fundamental to emerging technologies. An elective stem includes entrepreneurship and business electives developed by faculty from the College of Business and the College of Engineering.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the degree Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. The goal of the program is to enhance the student’s understanding of advanced concepts in core areas of modern electrical and computer engineering and to enrich the student’s design and/or research skills in a specialization of his or her choice.
Students work closely with the Graduate Program Coordinator in tailoring an overall program best suited to their background and interests. Course sequences, design projects, and research are available in applied electromagnetics, communication theory, control theory, digital systems and computers, energy conversions, microprocessor applications, signal processing, and wireless components and systems. The ECE department has excellent computer and laboratory facilities to support advanced studies in these areas.