Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Agnieszka Miguel, PhD, Chair
Web: https://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

In harmony with the Seattle University’s Mission, the electrical engineering program strives to provide a personalized, world-class educational experience that enables graduates to:

Professional Formation: excel as confident leaders and reliable collaborators within diverse teams; communicate effectively in multiple formats with a broad range of audiences; and expertly manage complex projects.

Technical Preparation: be competent professionals, able to embrace emerging technologies, and use theoretical and practical skills, critical thinking, and data-driven analysis to successfully solve a large variety of technical problems.

Community Stewardship: act ethically, recognize the privileged duty of engineers to holistically consider how their actions and inactions affect the environment and society with a preference for the marginalized, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in society.

Personal Growth: live to their potential, pursuing their passions and interests with creativity, curiosity, and innovation, and apply the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm of context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation in their lifelong learning.

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 physics, 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 https://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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