The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a four-year baccalaureate program in computer engineering and a four-year baccalaureate program in electrical engineering. Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.
The computer engineering program is jointly offered with the Department of Computer Science. This program is designed to provide a broad engineering background and a comprehensive foundation in the technical principles underlying the computer area. The technical core consists of course work from electrical engineering to address hardware aspects of computer engineering, and course work from computer science to address software aspects.
The electrical engineering program provides a solid foundation in networks, linear systems, electronics, electromagnetics, digital systems, and physical electronics. Elective freedom allows specialization in areas such as control, communication, physical electronics, signal processing, and computers.
Electrical engineers and computer engineers work in a wide spectrum of activities covering many fields. These include control, communication, computers, semiconductor and solid state devices, physical electronics, lasers, and optics. There are many different job functions associated with these technical areas. Electrical engineers and computer engineers are employed in systems analysis and design, engineering design and development, applications design and technical sales, production and manufacturing, field service and user training.