Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Pictured left: Paul Cotae, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia. This is the most opportune time to start your career as an electrical engineer or a computer engineer! The job market in these fields is great and growing; our graduates have received many strong offers from prominent companies like IBM, Northrop Grumman, Verizon, PEPCO and many other exciting and innovative technology, energy-related, and consulting businesses in the Washington Metropolitan area, around the US, and overseas. Many of our graduating seniors have been accepted to top graduate programs in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, and medicine.
The Department strives for continuous improvement, and we continue to update the Department's undergraduate curriculum. The department has just instituted a new Master's Degree program in electrical engineering to better meet the needs of today's students and tomorrow's practicing engineers, as well as for students who want a strong technical background as preparation for a career in engineering.
ECE offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with an option in computer engineering. It also offers a Master of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering (MSEE).The UDC-MAM program in electrical engineering in Egypt is not accredited by ABET.
Our department is a dynamic and growing community of scholars active in most of the principal areas of our field. Our faculty members are diverse and participate in many interdisciplinary initiatives. Faculty research interests include embedded systems, renewable energy, digital communications, medical image processing, material science and artificial intelligence. As you navigate through the department's web page, you will see why I am excited about the future of our department.
If you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student in electrical engineering, please come visit us at the Van Ness Campus of UDC - we always have time to welcome new and talented students to our programs!
The mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is reflective to both the missions of the University of the District of Columbia and the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The EE Department is striving to provide educational opportunities that will prepare the students for effective and productive careers in the Electrical Engineering profession, for graduate-level studies, and for lifelong learning.
Program's Educational Objectives
The program educational objectives of the BS program in electrical engineering program are:
- To provide graduates with a strong engineering background which enables them to enter the engineering workforce serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and elsewhere;
- To provide graduates with an adequate background to pursue advanced engineering studies; and
- To produce graduates who are computer literate and proficient in written and oral communication and have an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.
The first two objectives are reflective of the University's mission, which reads in part "These programs will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, for the next level of education, for specialized employment opportunities, and for lifelong learning." The third objective is consistent with the University's Goals, as stated in its current catalog, which include "Student Achievement: To set high standards for student achievement and to provide quality instruction and support services to enable students to meet those standards."
Students graduating from the BS program electrical engineering are expected to acquire the following:
- 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 multi-disciplinary 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.
The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has the following two undergraduate tracks identified as:
- Electrical Engineering without Computer Engineering Option
- Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering Option
However, students who opt to pursue the computer engineering option, as well as those who do not, will receive the same degree identified as Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The option consists of a concentration on advanced digital system design courses introducing such advanced design topics as VHDL and VLSI. Students who have opted to follow the electrical engineering with computer engineering option will have the stipulation, concentration in computer engineering on their transcript upon graduation.
The Department has contacts with various private and public employers for part-time employment and summer internships.
CURRICULUM (Prior to Fall 2010)
- Electrical Engineering with computer engineering track
- Electrical Engineering without computer engineering track
CURRICULUM (Starting Fall 2010)