Our department’s vision is to be nationally recognized for high-quality educational programs and research through focused activities and excellence of its faculty, staff, graduates and facilities.


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Welcome to UA’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our department’s vision is to be nationally recognized for high-quality educational programs and research through focused activities and excellence of its faculty, staff, graduates and facilities. We will achieve this vision through fostering the education of stellar students and by contributing to the base of electrical engineering research.

First, we prioritize teaching students through our continuously-accredited electrical and computer engineering degree programs. Undergraduate electrical engineering students have access to a wide array of subjects, including communication, computers, control systems, electronics, electric circuits, electromechanics, electromagnetics, microelectronics, and power systems. Computer engineering students are exposed to the broad spectrum electrical engineering and computer science courses with an emphasis on embedded systems. In addition, we have formal programs that lead to double major bachelor of science degrees between computer engineering or electrical engineering and mathematics, as well as electrical engineering and physics. Additionally, we have introduced our musical audio engineering degree that allows students to gain specialization in technologies relevant to musical performance and in music preparing them for careers in audio engineering.

Furthermore, we have a department-based undergraduate research fellows program that allows students to participate in cutting-edge technology development. In this program, students earn additional course credit for their efforts.

Second, our on-campus graduate programs are research oriented and lead toward the degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy. Graduate-student instruction and research facilities are available in embedded systems, electromechanical and energy systems, devices and materials, and electromagnetics. Through these four core research areas, our faculty are expanding the base of knowledge through numerous referred publications and contract and grant activities.

I hope you will browse through our website and contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Tim Haskew, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development

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UA’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will

  • provide high-quality and broad-based undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering
  • conduct high-quality research programs that will advance the state of knowledge
  • contribute to the engineering profession and to society through service activities


UA’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be nationally recognized for high-quality educational programs and research through focused activities and excellence of its faculty, staff, graduates and facilities.

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Program Objectives, Student Outcomes and Statistics

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the undergraduate electrical engineering and computer engineering programs is to provide high-quality and broad-based education in electrical engineering or computer engineering that emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills while preparing graduates for professional careers and lifelong learning. The faculty has adopted the educational objectives listed below for the electrical and computer engineering undergraduate programs. The department has included a process to provide continual improvement of the curricula. Graduates will:

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the Electrical Engineering program and/or the Computer Engineering option, students will have developed and displayed:

  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 specific 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 judgements, 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.
  8. An ability to solve mathematics problems in probability, statistics, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics as they relate to problems in electrical engineering.

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

The University of Alabama Office of Institutional Research and Assessment maintains annual enrollment and graduate data for the programs in the College of Engineering. Please visit the OIRA Statistical Profiles website to find statistics for student enrollment, degrees awarded and faculty data.

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