Almost any technology that distinguishes the 20th and 21st centuries from previous history has the imprint of electrical and computer engineering — electric power, radio, television, radar, satellite communication, global positioning system, medical diagnostic and procedure systems, sophisticated domestic appliances, cell phones, computers and sophisticated sensors and control systems used in underwater, space exploration and national security. Electrical engineering has indeed advanced national and global prosperity through research, development and application of electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity, and has helped create the global village. By choosing electrical or computer engineering our graduates embark on an exciting and productive career with endless opportunities and help in shaping a better future for mankind.
As a major department with an enrollment of about 900 undergraduate, 300 Ph.D. and 420 M.S. students pursuing degrees in electrical and computer engineering, our mission is fourfold:
- To create new knowledge and challenge young minds by participation in the process of discovery and invention
- To educate electrical and computer engineers with a solid background of fundamentals, stretching their imaginations
- To prepare graduates for an exciting future
- To serve the society through research, education and outreach activities