Perspective and Current Undergraduate Students
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More Information for Current Students
The Electrical & Computer Engineering department offers two bachelors degrees, one in Computer Engineering and the other in Electrical Engineering.
Computer engineering (CPE) is a branch of engineering that encompasses the theory, design, and applications of computers and information processing techniques. The CPE curriculum is more hardware-oriented, including electronics theory and application, than the computer science curriculum. Students acquire a common background with computer science (CSE) students in the fundamental areas of programming, architecture, and organization of digital computers, data structures, principles of software design, and elements of theory of computation. Students obtain a strong mathematical foundation and hands-on experience in microprocessor design. Program strengths at MSU include the major engineering design experience; integration of hardware/software issues, especially in the context of embedded systems; use of contemporary engineering design and modeling tools throughout the curriculum; and advanced engineering design options in hardware, software and communications. This program is interdepartmental with Computer Science and Engineering.
The electrical engineering (EE) curriculum encompasses a broad background in the analysis and synthesis of electrical and electronic circuits and devices, in the mathematical tools necessary for signal processing, and in the design and analysis of modern electrical systems. At MSU, students obtain a extensive insight into Electrical Engineering through courses and laboratory experience that include understanding contemporary issues that have global and societal impact. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in major engineering design experiences that are offered through formalized courses, engineering extracurricular activities and research with faculty.
Program Educational Objectives
The Electrical Engineering BS degree and the Computer Engineering BS degree are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore MD 21202-4012.
The bachelor's degree in electrical/computer engineering provides its graduates with a solid foundation on which they can build successful and sustainable careers in the ever-changing global work environment. The program prepares its graduates for a variety of career paths includingengineering positions directly after program completion, entry to engineering graduate school, and entry to other professional graduate-level schools, and eventual leadership in technical, organizational, and entrepreneurial arenas.
Specifically, the electrical/computer engineering program prepares its graduates to become successful in:
. maintaining and increasing their technical and/or broad expertise through lifelong learning;
. using/applying their continual improving expertise in the practice of electrical/computer engineering or a related career; and
. sharing their expertise to the benefit of the larger community