The mission of the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is fourfold:
- To provide educational programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering and related fields at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels of high quality and sufficient breadth and depth to serve industry, government and academic institutions of our State and Nation.
- To conduct research and pursue scholarship to advance knowledge and apply that knowledge in areas relevant to our State and Nation in order to meet the demands of the coming information age and global competition.
- To serve the State and Nation by making available the accumulated expertise, knowledge and experience of the faculty to industry and government.
- To recruit and provide educational opportunities to underrepresented minorities, women and physically disabled students.
The undergraduate ECE program endeavors to provide a firm foundation in fundamentals, while also giving students exposure to current technologies for design and implementation. It strives for a balance between theory, laboratory and design experience.
The graduate ECE program offers studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science and/or Doctor of Philosophy. All graduate students are expected to participate in research activities as an integral portion of their graduate education. Creative research scholarship is an integral part of the ECE Department’s mission. The importance of research is equal and complementary to the function of teaching. External research and equipment funding are necessary means for supporting ECE research endeavors, and therefore, success in obtaining external research and equipment grants is essential.
The Department recognizes the need to conduct periodic reviews and adjustments to meet the current and projected needs of the State and Nation according to its mission objectives.
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