Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Electrical Engineering Academy

The Summer Engineering Academy for pre-college Students is scheduled for June 24th -28th, 2013.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers curricula leading to the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and in electrical and computer engineering which includes a strong foundation in the electrical, system, computer, mathematical, and physical sciences.  The B.S. degree in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Electrical Engineering




 Enrolled Fall 2014



 Degrees Awarded AY 2013-2014




Mission and Program Educational Outcomes

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide a modern, high quality educational experience for all our students. We provide the knowledge and principles on which electrical engineering and computer engineering are founded in order to graduate engineers who are technically competent, creative, and articulate.

The primary objective for the Electrical and Computer Engineering department is to prepare graduates to engage successfully in the practice of electrical or computer engineering by obtaining employment or admission to graduate school.

Based on both the mission statement and the primary objective of the department, the Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives are to provide graduates with:

  • The knowledge to meet employer needs should they choose a professional career.
  • The knowledge to engage in advanced study should they choose to continue their education.

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Faculty Profile

Peter LoPrestiAssociate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Optical Networking Laboratory
Dr. LoPresti has performed research in a number of areas, all with a focus on optics »