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 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 Intel, 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.

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

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

Graduates of the electrical engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:

  1. Established themselves as practicing professionals in the capacity as policy makers and leaders in government and industry and/or be engaged in advanced study in electrical engineering or a related field;
  2. Demonstrated their ability to successfully work both independently and as members of a professional team in the formulation and design of complex engineering systems; and function effectively as responsible professionals with effective communication skills; and
  3. Shown a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional training and development, leadership training, and research opportunities in order to gain a deeper understanding of the social, ethical, and environmental context of changing global conditions.
Program: BS Electrical Engineering
Student enrollment in Fall 2016 85
Number of graduates in AY14-16 23

Program Outcomes
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.

Undergraduate Program

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)

CURRICULUM (Starting Fall 2012)