The ECE department offers programs in Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CpE) that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Within the framework of a liberal arts education, both EE and CpE programs provide students with a solid basis in engineering and its underlying mathematics and science. We prepare students for immediate professional employment, graduate study and entry into related professions.
The EE program blends study in cutting-edge areas such as audio and image processing, wireless communications and nanotechnology with traditional areas such as electronic design, electric circuits, electromagnetics, optics, solid state devices, control systems, and communication systems. EE degree requirements can be found here.
The CpE program is a multi-disciplinary program which integrates aspects from computer science and electrical engineering. Students take courses in compilers, operating systems, network protocols, embedded systems and robotics. In addition, they study software design principles and are exposed to more programming than in the EE program. This understanding of both software and hardware allows the student to view the design and development of hardware and software as two intimately linked parts of one activity. CpE degree requirements can be found here.