Sep 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Agnieszka Miguel, PhD, Chair
Web: http://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/ece/

Mission Statement

Within the rich tradition of Jesuit education, it is the mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to teach and prepare broadly-educated, socially-responsible, articulate, and skilled engineers for leadership in electrical engineering, computer engineering and related fields.

Program Educational Objectives

The electrical engineering and computer engineering programs, in harmony with the university mission statement, strive to prepare graduates who will:

  • Make professional contributions through the attainment of a position in electrical engineering, computer engineering or related field (Professional formation).
  • Engage in personal and professional growth through the completion of advanced degrees or other forms of continuing education (Educating the whole person).
  • Contribute to society or the profession through the involvement in professional organizations or other service activity (Empowering leaders for a just and humane world)

Departmental Requirements

For graduation, a minimum overall and major GPA of 2.50 is required. Only courses graded C (2.00) or higher may be transferred from other institutions. Once enrolled in the department, 3000- and 4000-level courses may be transferred only with permission.

Curricular Blocks

Courses taken to fulfill requirements toward the bachelor of science degree with a major in electrical engineering or computer engineering are grouped into four interrelated curricular blocks. The foundations block includes courses in the natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The electrical or computer engineering fundamentals blocks include the 1000, 2000, and 3000 level ECEGR and CPSC courses that are required in the two majors. The fundamentals block provides the basis for all advanced studies in the field. The advanced ECEGR block includes elective courses and the three-quarter senior design sequence. The advanced block allows students an opportunity to explore their individual interests within the field. Finally, the university core exposes students to a broad range of the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.

Accreditation

The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org. The computer engineering program is not yet accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is concerned with the use of electrical energy for the benefit of society. The profession of electrical engineering is scientifically based and design oriented. Its practice draws heavily upon the areas of mathematics, physics, and computer science as well as other branches of engineering and natural science. 

The program provides a strong foundation that will prepare graduates for productive lifelong careers in any of the various sub-fields of electrical engineering such as computer engineering, power and energy, communications, signal processing, analog and digital electronics, and robotics. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an undergraduate program that provides an integrated, contemporary perspective of the electrical engineering profession and seeks to build student skills in problem solving, written and oral communication, and a sense of professionalism. The department goals are contained within its mission statement and related program educational objectives.
 


Computer Engineering

Computer engineering is concerned with the use of computer hardware and software design skills for the benefit of society. The profession is part of electrical engineering and as such is scientifically based and design oriented. Its practice draws heavily upon the areas of mathematics, physics, and computer science as well as other branches of engineering and natural science. 

The program provides a strong foundation that will prepare graduates for productive lifelong careers in any of the various sub-fields of computer engineering such as digital signal processing, robotics, machine learning, data communications, digital electronics, and software.  The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an undergraduate program that provides an integrated, contemporary perspective of the computer engineering profession and seeks to build student skills in problem solving, written and oral communication, and a sense of professionalism. The department goals are contained within its mission statement and related program educational objectives.

 

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