Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Esther Ososanya, Chair | Office Phone 274.5837 | Bldg 42 Room 109

Dr. Esther OsosanyaWelcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  This department is a dynamic and growing community of scholars who are actively advancing the field and its many professions.  The faculty is diverse, and members participate in a myriad interdisciplinary initiatives that incorporate electrical and computer engineering into the advancement of other fields. The department performs extensive research in these areas, such as renewable energy, digital communications, medical image processing, material science, and artificial intelligence.

The Department strives for continuous improvement in order to ensure that students remain on the cutting edge of their field. In addition to a rigorous undergraduate curriculum, the department offers a Master’s program in electrical engineering. The department is committed to producing engineers with a strong technical background that can be applied across various industries. The programs offered are designed to prepare students to continue their education at the graduate and doctoral levels, and enter the workforce with a competitive advantage.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering offers an option in computer engineering, and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the department at the Van Ness Campus.


The mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is to provide educational opportunities that will prepare students for successful careers, graduate study, and lifelong learning.

Program’s Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the BS in Electrical Engineering are that within three to five years of graduation:

  • Our graduates would acquire the necessary technical, scientific and problem-solving skills to provide solutions to real world challenges;
  • Our graduates will have a strong background to immediately pursue advanced engineering studies and be employable in a variety of electrical and computer engineering jobs; and
  • Our graduates will be able to function in multidisciplinary teams, demonstrate understanding of ethical responsibilities in engineering and pursue life-long learning and professional development.

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.”

Student Program Outcomes

Students graduating from the BS in Electrical Engineering are expected to acquire the following:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply the engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Program: BS Electrical Engineering
Student enrollment in Fall 2016 85
Number of graduates in AY14-16 23


Undergraduate Program

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following program options for undergraduate students:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering Option

Students in both programs will earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The option consists of a concentration on advanced digital system design courses that introduce advanced design topics such as VHDL and VLSI. Students who select the computer engineering option will receive a notation of the concentration in computer engineering on their transcript upon graduation.


CURRICULUM (Prior to Fall 2010)

CURRICULUM (Starting Fall 2012)