About the Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer engineering encompasses all areas of research, development, design, and operation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including software. Emphasis in such varied areas as bioengineering, circuit theory, communication sciences, computers and automata, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources and systems, and materials and electronic devices is available. Two degree programs are offered by the School: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCmpE).
Engineers in both programs must have a strong background in mathematics and physics, a broad base in the humanities, and a command of the English language to provide the breadth essential for optimum professional growth. The curriculum offered by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering meets these objectives.
Graduates from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are sought by all major industries. Electrical engineers hold many unusual and challenging positions in the aerospace, chemical, nuclear, automotive, medical, metallurgical, textile, railway, petroleum, and other basically non-electrical industries, as well as in computers, electronics, communications, power, and other electrical industries. Their activities span industrial activity, research, development, design, production, marketing, operation, field test, and maintenance of many types of equipment for government, industry, farm, and home.
Two degree programs are offered by the school:
Electrical Engineering encompasses the development, design, research, and operation of electrical and electronic systems and components. Disciplines include VLSI and circuit design, communication and signal processing, computer engineering, automatic control, fields and optics, energy sources and systems, and microelectronics and nanotechnology.
Computer Engineering is a specialization within electrical and computer engineering offering an in-depth education in both hardware and software aspects of modern computer systems.
Students develop a strong foundation in math, science, and core electrical/computer engineering fundamentals, plus problem-solving and design skills that prepare them for research and development positions in industry, management, sales, teaching, medical school, and law school.
At Birck Nanotechnology Center engineers and scientists conduct research in emerging fields where new materials and tiny structures are built atom by atom, or molecule by molecule.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Electrical Engineering (2015-16) is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Students must earn an overall graduation GPA of at least 2.000
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish