The undergraduate programs at the ECE Department prepare students for the first phase of their professional careers as engineers, or for further studies – in engineering, medicine, law, or business.
Due to the great diversity of student objectives and the large number of specialties that are available in the ECE technical fields, we are aiming to offer a flexible curriculum with many choices. Our goal is to help students tailor their studies to their professional aspirations and future plans, while maintaining a good and balanced exposition to all major topics within the discipline.
We offer two accredited degree programs leading to a Bachelor Of Science degree:
The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Programs are accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.
Within each degree program we offer opportunities for specialization and individual course selection. Thus a student who is interested in robotics may select more courses in control, signal processing and computer hardware, while a student who is interested in nanotechnology may select more courses in solid state devices and electrophysics.
Both programs are offered with a three co-op option (5 years, including three six month cooperative education cycles in industry) and a one co-op option (4 years, with a single six month cooperative education cycle in industry). At present about two thirds of our students select the co-op option.
The department also offers a Part-time Program in Electrical Engineering toward the Bachelor of Science degree and a Dual Degree BS/MS Option. This option allow advanced students to combine undergraduate and graduate studies and be granted both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in a period of 5 years.