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College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

Endless Career Opportunities


Every time you search the internet, use a phone or wireless device, watch a video or listen to music, you are using inventions and designs created by electrical engineers. Read on to discover other ways electrical engineers advance technology.

Looking for light? Electrical engineers work on a wide array of devices and systems involving the transformation and transmission of light, from photovoltaic solar cells to fiber optics and lasers.

Turned on by power? Electrical engineers are responsible for many aspects of power generation, including sustainable energy technology. They work to increase the efficiency of appliances and design power plants and smart grids.

Gotta have gadgets? Electrical engineers create the electronic components and algorithms that run many consumer products, increasing their utility, convenience, reliability, and entertainment value.

Care about communication? As compulsive communicators, we humans rely on electrical engineers to enable us to share our words, voices, and images over long distances or to broadcast them to wide audiences.

Wonder about wireless? Smart phones, wireless computer networks, and global positioning systems are just the beginning of the wireless technologies designed by electrical engineers.

Have a biological bent? Many medical imaging and diagnostic technologies have been developed with electrical engineering expertise. Engineers are also working to develop human-machine systems and computers that mimic biological systems.

Fascinated by the future? Electrical engineers anticipate tomorrow’s technology needs, developing smaller and faster computer chips, virtual reality, robotics, remote-sensing satellites, molecular level circuits, superconducting materials, and more.

Areas of study

  • Cybersecurity
  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Communications
  • Nanofabrication
  • Materials and devices
  • Circuit and system design
  • Bioelectrical Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Technology

What’s special about this program?

 

Active research ensures that the content of the undergraduate program is constantly renewed and maintained at a challenging technical level and integrates discovery learning into the program. Opportunities abound for electrical engineering undergraduates to work with faculty and graduate students as research assistants, either for pay or independent study credit. We want our graduates to have the skills necessary to pursue advanced degrees.

 

4+1 BEE/MSECE program: Talented undergraduates are urged to apply to the department’s 4+1 Bachelor of Electrical Engineering/Master of Science Electrical & Computer Engineering program. The program allows students to finish both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years. Students must be accepted into the graduate program, must take 6 of their technical elective credits in 600 level ECE courses acceptable to the ECE graduate program, and must complete all other requirements for the BEE degree. To learn more, see the ECE graduate page in the UD catalog.

Get involved

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Association for Computing Machinery

Deep Roots Outreach Program

Engineers Without Borders

Eta Kappa Nu

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

National Society of Black Engineers

Sigma Phi Delta

Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

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Sample curriculum

CHEM103

 

General Chemistry
CISC106

General Computer Science for Engineers

 

CISC181

Introduction to Computer Science

 

CPEG202

Introduction to Digital Systems

 

EGGG101

Introduction to Engineering (FYE)

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH241 

Analytic Geometry & Calculus A

 

MATH242 

 

Analytic Geometry & Calculus B

 

PHYS207

Fundamentals of Physics I

 

 

Breadth Requirement Elective

 

CPEG222

Microprocessor Systems

 

ELEG205

Analog Circuits I

 

ELEG298

ECE Design Challenges

 

ELEG305

Signals and Systems

 

ELEG309

Electronic Circuit Analysis I

 

MATH243

Analytic Geometry & Calculus C

 

MATH351

Engineering Mathematics I

 

PHYS208

Fundamentals of Physics II

 

  Breadth Requirement Elective

ELEG310

 

Random Signals and Noise

ELEG313

 

Electromagnetic Field Theory

ELEG340

 

Solid State Electronics
ELEG398

ECE Design & Entrepreneurship

 

MATH342

Differential Equations with Linear Algebra II

 

 

Breadth Requirement Elective

 

 

Written Communication Elective

 

 

ELEG Foundation Electives

 

  Technical Elective
ELEG491

Ethics and Impacts of Engineering

 

ELEG498

Senior Design I (DLE)

 

ELEG499

Senior Design II

 

 

ELEG Foundation Elective

 

 

ELEG/CPEG 3xx Technical Elective

 

 

ELEG/CPEG 4xx Technical Electives

 

 

Technical Elective

 

  Breadth Requirement Electives