The Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum consists of two main course stems. In the electrical stem, students study signals and systems, electromagnetics, electrical materials, electronic circuit design and control systems design. In the computer stem, students study digital logic design, computer architecture, embedded computer systems hardware/software design and digital signal processing. With these two required stems, students gain a foundation in the major areas of electrical and computer engineering and are prepared for careers in a broad spectrum of industries. Elective courses selected from communication, electromagnetic fields, VLSI design, bioinstrumentation, imaging, robotics, digital controls, digital networks, and software systems allow a student to study a specialized field of interest.
BSECE Program Educational Objectives
The objectives of the B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, delivered in an educational environment shaped by Christian ideals, are that:
- graduates have the technical maturity necessary to be productive and successful engineers.
- graduates have the professional skills necessary for interacting effectively with society.
- graduates have the capacity for the thoughtful integration of work and life and to view the engineering profession as a lifelong commitment to serve others.
BSECE Expected Graduate Outcomes
In support of the program objectives, graduates of the program must demonstrate that they have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.