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ECE Undergraduate Program Overview

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.). The department also offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.CP.E.) in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science. Both degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The B.S.E.E. curriculum provides a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science during the first two years of study. The fundamentals of circuits, electronics, digital and computer systems, electrodynamics, linear systems, and energy conversion are introduced in the second and third years. In the senior year, students further explore their specific areas of interest and gain in-depth exposure to engineering design through the choice of electives.

The B.S.CP.E. curriculum concentrates on the design and application of computer hardware and software systems. During the first three years, the curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science, followed by the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science that form the basis of computer engineering. During the senior year, advanced courses provide students with depth in selected areas and exposure to the practice of engineering design. Elective courses provide the flexibility to take specialized courses in a number of different areas.

Students with strong interests in both electrical engineering and computer engineering can elect to earn a dual degree, B.S.E.E./B.S.CP.E.
 

Note for All Current Students
The ECE department considers the advising process an important activity to help students plan their journey through IIT and beyond. Each semester, students must meet their ECE faculty adviser during the pre-registration period. Students must closely adhere to course prerequisites to maximize academic performance and satisfy requirements for ABET accreditation. For details, please visit the ECE Advising web site.
 

ECE BS Degrees Awarded 2009-2013
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Computer Engineering 22 25 28 20 32
Electrical Engineering 58 44 38 35 47
Department Total 80 69 66 55 79

 

Fall 2009-Fall 2013 ECE Enrollment
    Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior (4) Senior (5) Total
Fall 2009 Computer
Engineering 
33 25 20 29 3 110
Electrical
Engineering 
32 45 25 60 9 171
Total 65 70 45 89 12 281
Fall 2010 Computer
Enginerring 
35 25 26 26 8 120
Electrical
Engineering 
22 46 41 39 12 160
Total  57 71 67 65 20 280
Fall 2011 Computer
Enginerring 
35 27 26 22 6 116
Electrical
Engineering 
30 50 39 52 9 180
Total 65 77 65 74 15 296
Fall 2012 Computer
Enginerring 
33 19 26 29 7 114
Electrical
Engineering 
27 55 41 56 14 193
Total 60 74 67 85 21 307
Fall 2013 Computer
Enginerring 
42 27 17 29 17 132
Electrical
Engineering 
38 46 70 58 19 231
Total 80 73 87 87 36 363