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...Read More
The Laboratory for Electrical Engineering and Music Research (or “Phasor Lab”) is a venue for high-level projects and research at the interface of Electrical Engineering and Music. We offer unique opportunities for musicians to enrich their understanding of their instruments...Read More
The ECE department has courses and project opportunities for developing design skills in embedded systems for a wide range of applications. Recent student projects include improving robots, fencing epees, musical tap shoes, and many other systems by using microcontrollers or...Read More
Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary engineering major where students explore the interface between engineering and the life sciences. Jointly administered by the ECE and Biology departments, the bioengineering curriculum involves core courses in biology, bioinstrumentation,...Read More
Since 2002, Union College has hosted a two-week summer program called “Educating Girls for Engineering” (EDGE). ECE faculty and students are actively involved in the EDGE program, where a select group of high school girls from around the country learn about basic engineering...Read More
Radio communications has always been a vital part of electrical and computer engineering. The design of transmitters, receivers, modulators/demodulators, and antennas are essential to such communications technologies as WIFI, television, radio, public safety communications,...Read More
We believe that the rigor and depth of an EE or CpE education combined with a broad study of the liberal arts provides an excellent background for students who wish to enter professions such as medicine, law, business administration as well as engineering itself.
Through our international component, emphasis on undergraduate research, flexible curriculum, and personal attention given to each student, we educate well-rounded members of society who are prepared to excel in an increasingly multicultural and technological world.
All students in our ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CpE) programs take a sequence of required core courses in math, science, and engineering with weekly hands-on laboratories.
Students can learn about a vast array of topics such as nanotechnology, medical imaging systems, signal processing, embedded systems, computer networking, and neural networks.
During their senior year, students work on a project in small teams (or individually) and alongside a faculty member.
Our focus solely on undergraduate education differentiates us from larger research institutions. Close faculty-student interaction is paramount to the success of our programs. All courses are taught by Union College faculty members and most classes have fewer than twenty students.
Faculty work closely with students in laboratories and supervise individual senior projects where students apply their skills and creativity to their own design project. Numerous opportunities exist for students to perform cutting-edge research with ECE faculty.