Electrical and Computer Engineering is, one of the most challenging and rewarding professions of modern society. Electrical engineers provide both technology and technological leadership for developments in numerous fields including computers, computer-aided engineering, telecommunications, automatic control, optics, semiconductors, nanotechnology, and energy conservation. In addition, electrical engineers are being challenged to supply technical expertise to support advances in many other fields such as energy management, transportation systems, health care delivery, and public policy-making.
The Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the eight departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and offers undergraduate and graduate study programs. Fields of research include control systems, machine vision, computer engineering, VLSI systems, communications and information theory, digital signal processing, semiconductor and superconductor solid-state electronics, nano electronics, millimeter wavelength technology, pattern recognition and image processing, and network analysis and synthesis. In addition, interdisciplinary programs are offered in collaboration with the departments of systems engineering, computer science, mechanical and aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering and the applied mathematics and engineering physics programs.
ECE offers an academic program of study, spanning a wide range of disciplines. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). All Electrical Engineering students begin with a unifying foundation that is combined with technical and unrestricted electives focused on different application areas such as digital systems, communications, microelectronics, art and drama, and Environment and Sustainability. Details and course requirements are in the Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook, located online at http://www.ece.virginia.edu/curriculum/ugrads/handbook.pdf
Graduates of the electrical engineering program utilize their academic preparation to become successful practitioners and innovators in electrical engineering and other fields. They analyze, design and implement creative solutions to problems with electrical and electronic devices and systems. They contribute effectively as team members, communicate clearly and interact responsibly with colleagues, clients, employers and society.
351 McCormick Road
P.O. Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Updated January 3, 2013
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