Baylor University
School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of our primary programs, offering both bachelors and masters degrees. Enriching the student experience are our engineering student organizations including an IEEE Student Branch and chapters of the national ECE honor society (Eta Kappa Nu) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

At the undergraduate level

Our ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S. in E.C.E.) program builds on a strong general education and the technical foundations of mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science. Students have one or more engineering courses each semester, which fosters the development of a close student-faculty relationship beginning the first semester with an Introduction to Engineering.

The engineering core is a broad and strong foundation, with seven engineering courses that are taken by all engineering majors. The ECE curriculum offers a balanced combination of:

1) electrical engineering subjects (Circuits, Signals and Systems, Electromagnetics, Electronics, Control),

2) computer engineering subjects (Digital Logic, Microprocessor Systems, Computer Organization, Computer Systems Design),

3) integrating technical subjects (Materials, Digital Signal Processing),

4) professional subjects (Technical Writing, Engineering Economics, Ethics), and

5) several ECE technical elective courses.

A special feature of the program is the multidisciplinary team design projects featured especially in Engineering Design I (fifth semester) and Engineering Design II (final semester), two courses required of all Baylor engineering majors.

Many undergraduate ECE students also have the opportunity to work with our faculty and other students on laboratory and research projects.

Baylor’s undergraduate ECE students can also choose one of our coordinated joint degree programs that link our bachelors and masters programs. Our joint degrees offer some saving of credit hours compared to the separate program requirements. Specifically, ECE majors are eligible to apply for the joint programs that link the B.S. in E.C.E. with the M.S. in E.C.E., the M. S. in B.M.E., or the Master of Engineering. Admission is required before taking any courses for joint-degree credit.

At the graduate level

Graduate students with appropriate undergraduate engineering degrees may apply for Baylor’s Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S. in E.C.E.) program. The M.S. in E.C.E. is a 30 semester-hour graduate program comprising 24 hours of graduate course work and a 6-hour research-oriented thesis. Prospective students are invited to review the research project areas in which our faculty and students are active.

Baylor undergraduate ECE students may consider the joint bachelors/masters degree programs in which their B.S. in E.C.E program can be coupled with the M.S. in E.C.E program with some saving of credit hours over the separate program requirements. The B.S. in E.C.E. can also be used for joint-degree programs with the M.S. in Biomedical Engineering or the practice oriented Master of Engineering. Admission is required before taking any courses for joint-degree credit.

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