Electrical engineering is the application of mathematics and physics of electromagnetism, electricity, and electronics to systems for the purpose of processing information and transmitting energy. Computer engineering integrates electrical engineering and computer science to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of computing systems–be they in cars, airplanes, or cell phones.
As an electrical or computer engineering major, you will develop analytical, design, problem-solving, coding, and communication skills. Electrical engineers are often employed in the electronics, automotive, telecommunications, and utilities industries, working as electrical systems engineers, instrumentation engineers, and electrical design engineers. And, with emerging specialties in nanotechnology, Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity, computer engineers have a variety of career options, including computer hardware engineers, network administrators, software or IoT developers, and security systems engineers.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following undergraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
- Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
- Accelerated Combined Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking
- Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Computer Engineering