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ECE at a glance

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is part of the College of Engineering (COE).

Educational programs

At the undergraduate level, programs of study leading to the following Bachelor of Science degrees are offered:

At the graduate level, programs of study leading to the following Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered:

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering option)
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Engineering Option)

In addition, five graduate certificate programs are offered.

Faculty and staff

The ECE Department currently has 15 faculty members. Two faculty members are IEEE Fellows and four are Senior Members of the IEEE. Several faculty members have received prestigious research awards like the National Science Foundation Career Award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

The ECE Department has a staff of five including technicians and secretaries.


As of September 2006, there were a total of 325 enrolled students: 240 undergraduate students (110 in computer engineering [CPE] and 130 in electrical engineering [ELE]) and 85 graduate students. This represents 30% of the enrollment in the College of Engineering.

During fiscal year (FY) 2006 (July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006), the ECE Department awarded 42 B.S. degrees, 19 M.S. degrees, and 1 Ph.D. degree. This represents 34% of the degrees awarded in the College of Engineering.

Active Grants

For FY 2006, expenditures from ECE Department grants exceeded $1,000,000. For the same period, the amount of active grants totalled in excess of $3,000.000. Both numbers represent approximately 40% of the respective totals in the College of Engineering.





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