Electronics and Communications Engineering involves the development and application of electronic and optical technologies for generating, communicating, and processing information. Our Electronics and Communications Engineering curriculum includes courses in electronic circuits, solid-state electronics, electromagnetics, optics, lasers, controls, digital signal processing, communications, and networks. The program focuses on the design and analysis of electronic devices and circuits, photonics, electromagnetics, and analog and digital systems, including control, communication, and information systems. It encompasses several broad areas and a core of fundamental knowledge, as well as many subfields of specialization.
The goal of the ECE undergraduate program is to educate electrical engineers on the fundamentals and applications of Electronics and Communications Engineering via a curriculum that allows sufficient flexibility to encompass graduates directly entering the work force and graduates pursuing graduate education. Graduates of the program should have a solid foundation in the theory underlying the field as it is practiced, and be able to communicate effectively both in oral and written forms. Moreover, it should train our students to think independently, to master the systematic approach to problem solving, and to have a keen awareness of the role of engineering in a modern technological society.
The electrical engineering curriculum allows students to develop particular areas of specialization.
Graduating students would be able to:
- Students should have a firm foundation in the basic mathematics underlying Electronics and Communications Engineering design, including calculus, linear algebra, probability, and vector calculus, and be able to apply this.
- Students should be able to design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data.
- Students should have a sufficient foundation in the fundamental areas of Electronics and Communications Engineering to understand problems very broadly. These fundamental areas are Physical Electronics and Devices, Electromagnetics, Electronic Circuits, and Signals and Systems. Students should also have a deep enough training in at least one of the fundamental areas to perform detailed design and analysis.
- Students should have the interpersonal and other skills and general engineering knowledge necessary to function in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Students should be able to identify, formulate, and solve Electronics and Communications Engineering problems.
- Students should be exposed to the issues of professionalism and ethical responsibility through examples.
- Students should be able to communicate effectively in written and oral forms.
- Students should have a broad education that enables them to understand the impact of engineering in a social context.
- Students should have a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Students should have a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Students should be able to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Students should be able to use the fundamental tools of Electrical Engineering, including computer simulation, design and analysis software, and laboratory tools.