What Is Electrical and Computer Engineering?

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Our program combines electrical engineering (using electricity, electronics and electromagnetism in product development, design and innovations) with computer engineering (the development of computer hardware and software).

A graphic image of a stack of books with a graduation cap on top.We strive to develop within our graduates a basic foundation of knowledge in seven fundamental areas of electrical and computer engineering:

  • Circuits and systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Robotics
  • Microelectronics
  • Digital systems
  • Computer architecture
  • Signals and communications


The flexibility of our undergraduate program also permits specialization in signals and communications; solid-state devices and microelectronics; computer engineering; robotics; and electromagnetic fields, waves, and devices.

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