Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer engineers serve as a bridge between electrical engineering and computer science, focusing primarily on the design of computers. 

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Electrical  Engineering

Electrical  Engineering

Electrical engineers work in the areas of design, analysis and application of electrical/electronic components.

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The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Objectives

The ECE Program Educational Objectives describe what graduates of the program are expected to accomplish within five years of graduation. Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs should demonstrate progress in four areas:

  • Leadership: Graduates will be known for leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, or responsibility as appropriate for their career stage.
  • Education: Graduates will continue their education through a combination of independent learning, continuing education and advanced degrees.
  • Adaptability: Graduate will demonstrate flexibility in a career that utilizes skills and knowledge gained in their undergraduate engineering program.
  • Participation: Graduates will be known as active participants in a wide variety of both professional and non-professional activities, including jobs, professional societies, community activities/service, or government or public service.

Student Outcomes

  • The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • The 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.
  • The ability to function as an electrical or computer engineer on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical or computer engineering problems.
  • The ability to understand the professional and ethical responsibilities of an engineer.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • A 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.
  • The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical or computer engineering practice.


Fall 2018 enrollment of Electrical Engineering (EE) undergraduate program* - 163
Number of 2017-2018 undergraduate EE program graduates - 44

Fall 2018 enrollment of Computer Engineering (CoE) undergraduate program* - 162
Number of 2017-2018 undergraduate CoE program graduates - 43
*enrollment includes full and part-time students, as of day 10

Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of this program, participate in certain activities or projects, and/or obtain professional engineering licenses. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the Watson School's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Dean's Office.