Electrical Engineering

Systems for power generation and transmission, computation, communication, automatic control and instrumentation are an integral part of the coming twenty-first century. It is--and will be--electrical engineers who develop and apply the theories of electricity, electronics and electromagnetics to analyze and design these systems. The devices with which these future practicing engineers will work include integrated circuits (VLSI), waveguides, antennas, computers and other digital systems, rotating machines and motor drives, lasers and optical fibers.

The curriculum is designed to prepare the undergraduate for work in the highly diverse electrical engineering profession. A solid foundation in physics, chemistry and mathematics supports courses in the fundamentals of electrical engineering. Laboratory work is structured to first familiarize the student with the basic concepts and then to apply these concepts to engineering problems. The use of computers is integrated throughout the curriculum, and basic studies in circuits, electronics, electromagnetic fields and digital logic lead to a flexible program of electives in the junior and senior year. Electives may be chosen from the broad categories of:

  1. controls and communications
  2. microelectronic circuit design
  3. computer engineering
  4. power systems and electromagnetics/electro-optics.Students who expect to enroll in electrical engineering after attending another college or university should note that there is a five-semester sequence of electrical engineering courses in the curriculum. If the prerequisites are atisfied, transfer students may complete this sequence in two years and one summer session.

“Bio” track in Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

(Electrical Engineering Track)Computer Engineering provides a balanced view of hardware, software, hardware-software tradeoffs, analysis,design and implementation techniques. This dynamic and broadly interdisciplinary field continues to experience rapid professional growth and increasingly impacts every area of human endeavor.For more information, please visit the website of the Computer Engineering program.

The curriculum is designed to cover the engineering aspects of both hardware and software - a total computer systems perspective. Building on a solid foundation in the basic sciences of physics, chemistry, and mathematics, all computer engineering students take courses in the following areas:

  1. electrical circuits
  2. electronics
  3. digital circuits
  4. computer architecture ranging from microcomputers to mainframes
  5. interfacing
  6. programming languages ranging from assembler to high level
  7. data structures
  8. analysis of algorithms
  9. operating systems
  10. software engineering and microcomputer systems.

Students work with state-of-the-art computers and laboratory equipment and are exposed to the most recent analytical techniques and technological developments. Significant association with the program's faculty, who are actively engaged in research and professional consulting activities, serves to acquaint the student with the opportunities and rewards available to the practicing computer engineering professional.

Students have the freedom to enhance their knowledge in the broad range of topics comprising computer engineering:

  1. computer networks,
  2. computer system architecture and design,
  3. artificial intelligence,
  4. computer graphics,
  5. robotics,
  6. real-time computing,
  7. computer languages,
  8. microcomputers,
  9. microprocessor interfacing and system design,
  10. VLSI (Very Large Scale Integrated) circuits and systems,
  11. and large scale hardware and software systems.