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.
The Department of Electrical and Commputer Engineering provides for its students a strong foundation in engineering science, mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering design. One of the main objectives is to have students reach competence through choices of technical electives and logical sequences of courses in the following thrust areas:
- Energy Systems, including: Power Systems, Control Systems, Power Electronics.
- Microelectronic Systems, including: Electronic Materials, Opto-electronics, Integrated Circuits.
- Communication Systems, including: Telecommunications, Digital Signal Processing, Wireless Systems and Eletromagnetics.
- Computing Systems, including: Computer Aided Design, Computer Hardware, VLSI Design, Programming Languages.
The Department’s laboratory complex of essential facilities, include both general purpose and specialized laboratories. Laboratory courses are closely integrated with lecture courses. Students are therefore are able to gain invaluable experience with “hardware” and develop the skills, resources and knowledge essential for successful engineering practice.
The electrical engineering program offers courses in the areas of logic circuits, microprocessors, digital design, circuit theory, control systems, electronic circuits and applications, electromagnetic fields, digital signal processing and semiconductor devices. Elective courses permit concentration in selected areas.
The educational objectives of the electrical and computer engineering department are derived to support the mission statements of the electrical engineering department, college of engineering, and the university. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs Educational Objectives are as follows:
- Successful practitioners in Electrical Engineering or related fields in industry, private practice or government.
- Engaged in graduate studies or continuing education endeavors in engineering or related fields.
- Engaged in professional and leadership development by participating in structured professional activities and community service.