Major and Meaningful Design Experiences
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department's mission for undergraduate education is to provide a thorough grounding in electrical science, electrical engineering and computer engineering combined with intensive training in mathematics. Experimental science and technology are emphasized through investigative laboratory work and classroom lecture/demonstrations.
The curriculum includes engineering science and design courses that provide a balanced view of hardware, software, application trade-offs, basic modeling techniques and the use of computer-aided design tools. These principles are integrated throughout the curriculum, which encourages students to engage in major and meaningful design experiences.
A portion of the curriculum for ECE students also is devoted to studies in the humanities and social sciences and a wide choice of subjects is allowed. These general education (GenEd) courses serve to broaden students' outlooks and focus attention on the importance of non-technical knowledge in determining students' ultimate level of responsibility in professional life.