UA's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers dynamic programs for students interested in a traditional electrical engineering degree or those who desire a specialization in computer engineering. Electrical engineering students become immersed in at least two core areas of communications systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics and microelectronics, power and energy systems, and signal processing. Students in the computer engineering option specialize in the software and hardware components of modern computing systems.
Electrical and computer engineering graduates have career opportunities in a number of industries and fields, such as computing, telecommunications, manufacturing, utilities, aerospace, automotive, military, medical and consumer products. Electrical and computer engineers also design and operate a wide array of complex technological systems, including power generation and distribution systems and modern computer-controlled manufacturing plants. Read more...
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer Option), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Math, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics
UA Research on Renewable Energy Systems Leads to Patent
December 2, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
Renewable energy sources such as wind-powered generators can be more reliable and efficient by better controlling the process of getting electricity onto the... power grid, according to a United States patent based on research by Dr. Shuhui Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Alabama. Read more
UA Professor, Student Recognized by Women Engineers
October 30, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
A University of Alabama engineering professor and recent engineering graduate received national recognition by the Society of Women Engineers. Read more
UA Start-Up Firm Set for Launch After Placing in Business Competition
October 2, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
A University of Alabama start-up company developing technology to charge cell phones and other portable devices wirelessly was a winner in a state-wide business... competition. Read more