Our Department offers a pre-medical option that allows motivated students to obtain the rigorous education of a bachelors degree in computer engineering while simultaneously completing the basic science requirements necessary for applying to medical or dental school. Much of the excitement in engineering involves applications of electrical and computer engineering to problems in health, such as the development of nano-scale biosensors, or the signal processing analysis of DNA sequences or the development and/or use of new hardware and software tools to better serve both medical professionals and patients. With the rapid advancement and application of technology in the medical field, the pre-med option ensures that students learn and understand the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering while preparing them for entry into either medical school, advanced graduate study, or industry.

Curriculum Requirements

ECE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
ECE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 318Algorithms3
ECE 322Systems Programming3
ECE 414Computer Organization and Design3
ECE 417Embedded Microprocessor System Design3
ECE 421Computer Operating Systems3
ECE 467Database Design and Management3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 482Senior Project II2
CE Core Elective3
Engineering and Technical Electives
CE Elective6
Other Courses
Math & Basic Science Credit Hours33
Biology and Chemistry Credit hours25
General Education Credit hours24
Total Credit Hours138

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
Arts and Humanities Cognate 4 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
Fall
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
ECE 318 Algorithms 3
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours18
Junior Year
Fall
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
ECE 322 Systems Programming 3
ECE 414 Computer Organization and Design 3
MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
CHM 221 Introduction to Structure and Dynamics 4
CHM 205 Chemical Dynamics Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours18
Spring
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
ECE 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
ECE 467 Database Design and Management 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
CHM 222 Organic Reactions and Synthesis 4
CHM 206 Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory 2
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
Fall
ECE 417 Embedded Microprocessor System Design 3
ECE 481 Senior Project I 5 1
CE Core Elective 2 3
Advanced Bioscience Elective 3 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 4 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ECE 421 Computer Operating Systems 3
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
CE Elective 1 3
CE Elective 1 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 4 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours138

Mission

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to achieve and maintain, through a continuous improvement process, excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service to the community and the nation. We endeavor to accomplish this by providing high-quality education and research programs which will impart the requisite knowledge and skills to our students enabling them to assume leadership roles in contributing to the advancement of the underlying electrical and computer engineering technologies which sustain the current world economy, to promote a strong commitment to life-long learning, to prepare them for a variety of alternative career paths and to participate as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and shrinking global community.

Program Educational Objectives

We expect that our alumni will exhibit the following:

  1. Successful careers in dynamic and multidisciplinary fields with the ability to apply engineering practices within societal, global, and environmental contexts in an ethical manner.
  2. Continuous professional improvement through life-long learning including successful admission and completion of graduate studies of the highest standard.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.