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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Overview

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers programs of study leading to the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering, and a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. Our students also participate in the Ph. D. program in Material Science and Engineering.  The programs in the department are led by eleven (11) faculty members, and we attract outstanding students from the US and abroad. Many of our students are supported through scholarships, fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits the undergraduate program, and the graduate program is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Mission

The mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is to prepare students to have strong technical, scientific, and professional skills and qualities with emphasis on design and commitments to life-long learning, basic and applied research, and public service.  The Department also seeks to support faculty members to develop strong pedagogical and research skills to enhance the transfer of knowledge to students.

Program Educational Objectives of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

The educational objectives of the electrical  and computer engineering department are derived to support the mission statements of the department, college of engineering, and the university.  The Electrical & Computer Engineering Programs Educational Objectives are as follows:

1. Successful practitioners in Electrical & Computer Engineering or related fields in industry, private practice or government.
2. Engaged in graduate studies or continuing education endeavors in engineering or related fields.
3. Engaged in professional and leadership development by participating in structured professional activities and community service.