The Department of Electrical Engineering offers degreeprograms in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. It also offers a full-time dual degree program leading to degrees in Electrical Engineering and also Computer Engineering. The two degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of all requirements for both degrees. Because of the significant overlap between the two programs it is possible to earn both degrees in four and a half years. Both undergraduate programs in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering are accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, which is located at 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone (410) 347-7700.
Selection of specializations and elective courses require each student to assume an active and responsible role in the planning and making decisions as the program unfolds.
Students in the computer engineering program acquire aworking knowledge of computers and their applications by studying algorithms, programming, and the design and interfacing of computers. This is accomplished by taking courses from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computing Sciences. The microcomputer laboratory provideshands on experience with software and hardware interfacing techniques. Electives in the senior year help students meet the requirements for a minor in Computer Science. Following are some senior electives:
- Computer Gaming
- Computer Networking
- Mobile Device Programing
Students in the electrical engineering program study electronics, signal processing, communication systems, and control systems.
Most of the required courses include practical sessions that relate theory to practice. Senior electives provide applications of computer-aided analysis, design, and simulation, in areas such as:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Communication Electronics
- Electric Energy Systems
- High Frequency Systems
- Signal Processing