Overview

Program Overview

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The department offers programs resulting in Bachelors of Engineering Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, with industry-leading faculty preparing students for careers in lucrative and increasingly in-demand professions.

Electrical Engineering

Electronic systems and subsystems (including both hardware and software components) are increasing exponentially in complexity and sophistication each year. The familiar expectation that next year's computer and communications products will be far more powerful than today's is common to all products incorporating electronics. The sophistication of these electronic products may not be seen by the casual user, but they are understood, delivered and advanced by electrical engineers.

The field encompasses areas such as telecommunications, data networks, signal processing, digital systems, embedded computing, intelligent systems, electronics, optoelectronics, solid-state devices and many others. The department's program is designed to provide electrical engineering graduates with the tools and skills necessary to understand and apply today's technologies and to become leaders in developing tomorrow's technologies and applications.

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). View the program objectives.

Electrical Engineering Course Sequence

Program Concentrations

Computer Engineering

One of the most rapidly growing fields today is computer engineering. This includes the design, development and application of digital and computer-based systems for the solution of modern engineering problems, as well as computer software development, data structures and algorithms and computer communications and graphics. The department provides computer engineering students with the skills necessary to become leaders in developing tomorrow's technologies. The program prepares students to pursue professional careers in industry and government, and to continue their education in graduate school, if they choose.

Students in the computer engineering program begin by studying the scientific foundations that are the basis for all engineering. Specialized electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science courses follow, providing depth in the many issues related to computers, data networks, information systems and related topics used in contemporary commercial and industrial applications. Students may direct their interests into areas such as computer and information systems, software/software engineering and computer architectures and digital systems. In addition to computer engineering courses, the student can draw upon electrical engineering and computer science courses to develop the skills appropriate for their career objectives. In the senior year, students have the opportunity to participate in an actual engineering design project which is taken directly from a current industrial or commercial application.

The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). View the program objectives.

Computer Engineering Course Sequence

Program Concentrations

ECE Specific Study Plans

 

 

EE/CpE-Specific Courses:

The EE-specific and CpE-specific technical electives which undergraduates are required to complete have been entered into the study plans at this site. Each study plan represents the ECE program description in the Stevens Undergraduate Catalog for the years specified. Upon starting their programs, students use the Stevens Catalog for their entry year to determine required courses for completion of degrees. For example, the 2000-2001 Stevens Catalog applies to students entering during the Fall 2000 semester or the Spring 2001 semester. Substitution of courses for required courses is generally not allowed. In some cases, students elect to take a more advanced course on the same topic as a required EE/CpE elective course. Such decisions must be approved by the student's advisor.

Technical Electives

Technical electives are to be chosen from among the ECE-numbered courses. In some cases, an undergraduate may be permitted to chose a course, not listed as an ECE-numbered course, from another academic department. Specific approval must be obtained to use such courses as technical electives. Undergraduates may take 500-level graduate courses as technical electives with the permission of the instructor and with the appropriate prerequisites. Undergraduates interested in taking 600-level graduate courses as technical electives should consult the web site of the Graduate School. Restrictions apply and various permissions must be obtained for an undergraduate to be accepted into a 600-level course.

Electives

Electives are "free electives" and can be chosen from among any Stevens courses, including ECE courses. The intent of "electives," as opposed to "technical electives," is to provide the student with the opportunity to expand his/her education beyond the required courses and to select courses from any area of interest.

Humanities

Humanities courses are to be selected according to the specific requirements for Engineering Students given in the Humanities Department's section of the Stevens Undergraduate Catalog. Students not satisfying these specific requirements will confront problems when preparing to graduate.

ECE/CPE Concentrations

Electrical and computer engineering students can select their elective courses among four technical electives and three general electives in various ways. Some of them may wish to cluster those electives in ways that would help them gain expertise in an area of specialization within electrical and computer engineering. The groupings are possible specialty (concentration) areas that students can select from within the electrical and computer engineering program