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 Objectives

Graduates of the electrical engineering program are expected to:

  1. Establish themselves as practicing professionals or engage in advanced study in electrical engineering or a related field;
  2. Demonstrate their ability to work independently and as members of a professional team, in the formulation and design of complex engineering systems;
  3. Function effectively as responsible professionals with effective communication skills;
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional training and development, leadership training, and research opportunities
  5. Have a deep understanding of the social, ethical, and environmental context of changing global conditions in relation to electrical engineering and related fields
Program: BS Electrical Engineering
Student enrollment in Fall 2016 85
Number of graduates in AY14-16 23

Program Outcomes
Students graduating from the electrical engineering program 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 analyze and interpret experimental 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, and sustainability.
  • an ability to function within multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • a deep understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic environmental and societal context
  • an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues in electrical engineering
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and tools of the profession

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)