Computer Engineering (ECE)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two majors leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree. The Depart­ment's teaching and research areas include computer engineering, computer networks, microprocessors, computer arch­itecture, communications, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, electronic circuits, solid-state electronics, lasers and fiber-optics, electromagnetics, microwave electronics, systems and control, biomedical engineering, VLSI, computer-aided design, parallel and distributed processing, computer vision, and computer graphics. The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD, 21202-4012 – telephone: (410)347-7700.

The objective of the electrical and computer engineering programs is to give students an excellent preparation for professional careers or graduate studies in the electrical and computer engineering fields. The programs provide students with depth and breadth of knowledge in engineering science and engineering design as well as in mathematics and the natural sciences. Development of non-technical skills such as communication and teamwork is also emphasized. The curriculum of the two programs is shared in the freshman year, and diverges in the sophomore year. See the Electrical Engineer­ing entry in the alphabetical listings of Approved Ma­jors, Minors, and Programs for the requi­rements for that major.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program in Com­puter Engineering has the following five specific program educational objectives (PEOs):

1. Our graduates should excel in engineering positions in industry and other organizations that emphasize design and implementation of engineering systems and devices.

2. Graduates should excel in the best graduate schools, reaching advanced degrees in engineering and related disciplines.

3. Within several years from graduation alumni should have established a successful career in an engineering-related multidisciplinary field, possibly leading or participating effectively in interdisciplinary engineering projects, as well as continuously adapting to changing technologies.

4. We expect graduates to continue personal development through pro­fessional study and self-learning.

5. We expect graduates to be good citizens and cultured human beings, as well as to appreciate the importance of professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities.

Program Outcomes

To prepare students to meet the above program educational objectives, a set of program outcomes that describes what students should know and be able to do when they graduate, have been adopted.  We expect our graduates to attain:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; 

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; 

c.  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;

d. an ability to function on multidisci­plinary teams;

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

f.  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

g. an ability to communicate effectively; 

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; 

i.  a recognition of the need for ability to engage in life-long learning; 

j.  a knowledge of contemporary issues; and

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

More details about program educational objectives and outcomes can be found at

Following graduation many students choose immediate employment in industry from Long Island to the West Coast. Electrical and computer engineers are recruited in diverse fields for a variety of challenging positions: a communications engineer may work on improving the flow of traffic in communications networks; a command and control engineer may work on systems in tactical and traffic control, satellite and surveillance systems, or in commercial applications; a circuit design engineer designs, develops, and manufactures electronic circuits for many applications including microcomputers; and computer engineers design microprocessor-based systems that include a range of consumer products, industrial machinery, and specialized systems such as those used in flight control, automobiles, and in financial institutions. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees in engineering, business, finance, medicine, law, and other professions in which their problem-solving skills and technical knowledge are valuable qualities.