It is the purpose of the department to prepare the individual for professional work or for graduate study in the fields of electrical and computer engineering and to provide as many of the elements of a broad education as can be included in a program of professional study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. The electrical and computer engineering curriculum places emphasis on a broad liberal education base, a strong background in mathematics and basic sciences, and a logical sequence of electrical and computer engineering courses that provide the breadth and depth necessary for continuous professional growth in today’s technological society. In the junior year the electrical engineering student can select an area of professional emphasis–such as computer engineering, control systems, communication systems, electronics, or power systems–and chooses his professional electives accordingly. An integral part of both programs is the design component that develops the student’s ability to address practical engineering problems. This is accomplished by the inclusion of engineering design concepts throughout the curriculum and capped by a mandatory two-semester senior design course in which the students undertake significant design projects.
Convinced of the great value of practical experience, the department encourages its majors to obtain gainful employment in electrical and computer engineering or a related field for at least one summer, preferably between the junior and senior years.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.