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2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Professors E. Johnson, Khorbotly (chair), Tougaw, Will; Associate Professors El-Howayek, White; Assistant Professors Dhaliwal, Maguire, Marley; Visiting Assistant Professor Roppo.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two degree programs: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. These two degrees share a fundamental theoretical background that is reflected by many common courses and shared laboratory facilities.

In the sophomore year students take foundation courses in analog circuits, digital circuits, and programming. Computer-aided design tools and laboratories supplement the material taught in the classroom. During their junior year, students build on their foundation by studying electronics, linear systems, and embedded microcontrollers. Students also participate in group design projects and are introduced to a variety of realistic design constraints including engineering ethics, safety, and economics. The senior year is anchored by an interdisciplinary capstone project where students begin a systematic study of the design process and apply the knowledge acquired in earlier courses. Projects require the consideration of realistic constraints and standards, formal project management, the building and testing of a prototype, and thorough documentation.

The department supports a diverse set of laboratory facilities. The electronics laboratory supports work in digital and analog systems including power electronics. The digital systems laboratory is used for logic design, embedded microcontrollers and digital filtering systems. The scientific visualization laboratory serves as a research center for all engineering departments to develop applications for virtual reality to augment undergraduate education.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Mission

We prepare students with the engineering expertise and well-rounded education necessary to lead and serve society.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the electrical engineering program are the following:

  1. Our graduates will be highly sought for their world-class electrical engineering expertise and well-rounded education.
  2. Our graduates will respond to a rapidly changing global environment with an entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrating persistence, creativity, innovation, and adaptability.
  3. Our graduates will communicate effectively and persuasively and function as integral members of diverse teams.
  4. Our graduates will demonstrate character, leadership, and values by making ethical decisions throughout their lives.
  5. Our graduates will strive to serve society in pursuit of their chosen vocation.

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Mission

We prepare students with the engineering expertise and well-rounded education necessary to lead and serve society.

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the computer engineering program are the following:

  1. Our graduates will be highly sought for their world-class computer engineering expertise and well-rounded education.
  2. Our graduates will respond to a rapidly changing global environment with an entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrating persistence, creativity, innovation, and adaptability.
  3. Our graduates will communicate effectively and persuasively and function as integral members of diverse teams.
  4. Our graduates will demonstrate character, leadership, and values by making ethical decisions throughout their lives.
  5. Our graduates will strive to serve society in pursuit of their chosen vocation.

Power and Control Systems

Objective

This certificate program is designed to provide electrical and computer engineering students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a power systems engineer or a control systems engineer.

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