Since we began offering electrical engineering study in 1891, times have certainly changed. We have kept pace with the rapid change in the electrical engineering landscape by offering tracks in two distinct fields of electrical engineering study: electrical engineering and computer engineering. Computer engineers deal with the research, design, development, and testing of computer systems for both hardware and software. Electrical and electronics engineers research, design and test products for power, communications, navigation and manufacturing systems, as well as circuits, lasers and optoelectronics.
Our rigorous academic programs require a strong foundation in mathematics and science. The undergraduate electrical engineering track and computer engineering track curricula consist of several blocks of courses. The introductory block is intended to promote the students interested in electrical engineering, while introducing physical and logical concepts necessary for future studies. The goal of the foundations block is to develop the fundamental knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the study and practice of electrical engineering. The intermediate breadth block prepares the student to study the various areas of electrical engineering and computer engineering at the advanced level. Electives for upperclassmen allow students to develop specialized knowledge and skills in one of the areas of electrical and computer engineering or explore other topics at the advanced level.
Because the ability to solve problems is critical for engineers, students will develop engineering design skills as they progress through the curriculum. Engineering design is addressed in most electrical engineering courses. In the intermediate design block, students will develop experience in experimental design and analysis. The design experience culminates in the senior year with the capstone design sequence of courses, where students complete a design project that simulates work found in professional practice.
The electrical engineering track prepares you for work on technology like electric and alternative energy systems, wired and wireless communications, aviation and satellite navigation systems, controls, manufacturing systems, electronic circuits, lasers, optoelectronics, and semiconductor devices.
Students Entering Spring 2021 or Earlier
Students Entering Fall 2021 or Later
The computer engineering track deals with the research, design, development, and testing of computer hardware and software systems, including microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital systems, VLSI/VHDL design, network security, distributed computing, computer architecture, and embedded digital systems.