An Introduction to EE

All About EE

  • Electrical Engineering is only 100 years old
  • Electrical engineering is a discipline that integrates many other disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, computers, electronics, optics, electromagnetics communications, analysis of signal and images, remote sensing

Our Department

  • Started in 1997, first graduates in 2001, Preliminary ABET Accreditation 2003
  • Currently 12 faculty, 140 Undergraduates and 70 Graduate Students
  • Strong research focus
  • Research in undergraduate education

Faculty

For our current faculty list, please click here.

The EE Major

  • Most analytical, and broad, of the engineering majors
  • Many opportunities
    • Employment
    • Graduate school
  • Coursework starts in the first quarter
  • Two Main tracks
    • Electronics/Optics
    • Communications, Signal Processing

EE Curriculum

  • Fundamentals
    • Math (Calculus Math19ab, 23ab, Eng. Eng27 & Discrete Math CE16)
    • Physics (Phys5abcd), Intro to Technology (EE80T)
    • Computer (Programming CS12a, Organization CE12)
  • Core Courses
    • Electronic Circuits (EE70), Analog (EE171) /Digital (CE100)
    • Signals and Systems (EE103 ); Math Methods (CE107); Communication (EE151)
    • Materials (EE145); E&M (EE135)
  • Electives
    • Electronics/Optics (Engineering E&M, Device Electronics, Microprocessor Design, Nonlinear Circuits, Fiber optics, IC Fabrication)
    • Communications/Signal processing (Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, Communication Systems, Feedback Control, Information Theory
  • Senior Design Project

State of the Art Laboratories

 

EE vs. CE vs. CS

  • EE's are concerned with design and analysis of electronic/electrical components and associated signals.
  • These components make up larger systems that typically, but not always, include computers.
  • Specific interest in computer hardware and software (CE)
  • Specific interest in computer theory and programming (CS)