Electrical and Computer Engineering


About

UA’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers dynamic programs for students interested in a traditional electrical engineering degree, those who desire a specialized computer engineering degree, and those who wish to earn a truly interdisciplinary degree in musical audio engineering.

Electrical engineering students become immersed in at least two of the following core areas: communications systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics and microelectronics, power and energy systems, and signal processing. Students in the computer engineering program specialize in the software and hardware components of modern computing systems. Our musical audio engineering students are highly focused in technologies associated with both live and recorded performance and gain knowledge in both engineering and musical performance.

Electrical and computer engineering graduates have career opportunities in a number of industries and fields including, but not limited to, computing, telecommunications, manufacturing, maintenance, utilities, aerospace, automotive, defense/military, medical and consumer products. Electrical and computer engineers also design and operate a wide array of complex technological systems, such as power generation and distribution systems and modern computer-controlled manufacturing plants. The degree also provides an excellent background for graduate study in electrical or computer engineering as well as medicine and law. Musical audio engineering graduates have career opportunities in both the performing arts and audio technology sectors.

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Degrees

Electrical Engineering, BS

The electrical engineering program prepares students for dynamic careers in the varied areas of power generation, communication systems, manufacturing controls, signals processing, and control systems.

Computer Engineering, BS

The computer engineering option gives students a broad knowledge of the software and hardware components of modern computing systems, detailed computer-systems design, and the role of computer systems in various engineering disciplines.

Musical Audio Engineering, BS

The musical audio engineering degree program is designed to prepare students for the broadest spectrum of recording studio operations; the equipment used in recording studios; live recording environments; in-depth understanding of equipment design, maintenance, and operations; and detailed knowledge of signal processing for audio applications.


 

Electrical Engineering, MS

The electrical engineering program prepares students for dynamic careers in the varied areas of power generation, communication systems, manufacturing controls, signals processing, and control systems.


 

Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

The doctor of philosophy degree is regarded as a research degree and is granted on the basis of scholarly proficiency, distinctive achievement in a special field, and the capacity for independent, original investigation.

Minors

Electrical Engineering, Minor

A student should apply for the Electrical Engineering (EE) minor prior to achieving senior standing in order to have sufficient time to complete all requirements.

Extended Options

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RESEARCH AREAS

UA’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers various opportunities for research with our faculty members in areas including:


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