The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering educates cadets in a rigorous academic environment that nurtures the development of analytic and communications skills applied to the design of electrical and computer engineering hardware and software components and systems, striking a balance between a solid foundation in fundamental principles and practical applied experience, to produce graduates that are prepared for lifelong learning, that exhibit professional engineering practices, and are able to make significant contributions to their profession and society.
- 11-1 Student to Faculty Ratio
- All ECE faculty have Ph.D.'s and are licensed professional engineers.
- All classes taught by faculty
- Broad Coverage of ECE
The coverage includes circuits, digital systems, and computer architecture, microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, controls, communications, signal processing, and microelectronics.
- Hands-On Laboratories
All courses in the ECE curriculum have a partial or full laboratory component which provides hands-on opportunities that reinforce theory with practical examples of hardware and software systems.
- Independent Study Projects and Design Projects
A variety of projects in many fields are available including biomedical engineering, robotics, and semiconductor fabrication.
Program Educational Objectives:
The department seeks to prepare graduates who, in a few years after graduation, have:
- Established themselves in, and made contributions to, a professional career in industry, government, or the military, and/or are continuing their education in graduate school.
- Remained current in their profession through continuing education, via the completion of graduate coursework, attainment of certifications, or maintenance of active professional licensure, or through personal self-study and/or on-the-job training as part of their career advancement.