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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Studies 


The department offers two undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and the Bachelor of Arts in Electrical Engineering (BA). Both degrees are organized around a core of required courses and a selection of elective courses from five Specialization Areas: Computer Engineering; Data Science; Neuroengineering; Photonics, Electronics and Nano-devices; and Systems.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering:

Upon completing the BSEE degree, students majoring in Electrical Engineering will demonstrate: 

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7. An ability to communicate effectively.
8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
9. A recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in, life-long learning.
10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

More BSEE information can be found here.

Bachelor of Arts in Electrical Engineering:

Upon completing the BA degree, students majoring in Electrical Engineering will be able to demonstrate similar learning outcomes as students completing the BSEE degree, with the exception of outcome 4 since capstone design is not required for the BA degree. The program educational objectives for the BA degree are the same as for the BSEE degree.
More BA information can be found here.

Interested in ECE? 

Learn more about what ECE is here, or consult with an ECE undergraduate advisor.