The dual degree, B.S.E.E./B.S.CP.E., combines all the essential elements of a broad-based, traditional B.S.E.E. Degree with the modern and progressive aspects of a B.S.CP.E. Degree. This program contributes to the foundation of the new millennium, where computer hardware and software are used in areas such as telecommunications, power electronics, digital signal processing, computer networks, and control systems.
With some advanced placement credit, a student can readily complete the dual-degree program in four years.
The educational objective of the ECE undergraduate electrical and computer engineering program is to produce electrical and computer engineering graduates who are prepared:
- Meet the expectations of employers of electrical engineers.
- Pursue advanced study if they so desire.
- Assume leadership roles in their communities and/or professions.
In order that the B.S.E.E./B.S.CP.E. program achieves its objectives, the ECE Faculty expects that a student who completes the program will
- be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- be able to design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data;
- be able to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints;
- be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
- be able to identify, formulate, and solve technical problems;
- have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
- have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
- have a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- be able to use techniques, skills, and tools of modern engineering practice.