Electrical & Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering offers a design-oriented and laboratory intensive program that emphasizes hands-on experience and teamwork. Classroom instruction supports an understanding of basic electrical engineering principles, the development of problem solving skills, and extensive laboratory experience to insure a working knowledge of traditional and emerging areas of electrical engineering.
We offer an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. The foundation for this degree lies within two traditional tracks:
- The electronics & systems track emphasizes electronics, controls, and digital systems. This track prepares students for the research, design and production of computers, communication systems, power systems, electrical appliance and many other electronic devices and systems.
- The computer systems track emphasizes digital systems, networks, and complex hardware and software systems; this track prepares students to work with the design and operation of computing systems and digital communication systems.
In addition, the School of Engineering and the School of Sciences offer a dual degree program for students interested in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. With careful coordination, this program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in both programs along with a minor in Math in a normal undergraduate time frame.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Program Highlights
- Technical electives help you customize your education. Courses in Computer Graphics, Advanced C++, Database Management, Video Game Design, iPhone and Android App Development, and many more are offered.
- A Capstone Experience challenges students to apply what they have learned in a comprehensive design project often done in conjunction with an internship or engineering practitioner. This two-semester experience requires students to engage in a complete design cycle from concept development through analysis, design, and report writing.
- Our Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides students with opportunities to enhance leadership skills, build relationships with peers and alumni, and network with business leaders through conferences and seminars.
- The annual IEEE Student Competition gives students the opportunity to compete with over 100 southeastern engineering schools. Competitions in robotics, website design, academic paper presentation, software/hardware, and ethics help develop skills in oral presentation, written communication, and real-time problem solving.