Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following undergraduate programs:

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

Electrical Engineering is one of the largest engineering disciplines. Electrical engineers have a wide range of exciting career opportunities in many industrial sectors. Electrical engineers are responsible for the explosion in computer technology (computers and applications) and communication technology (satellites, wireless systems, broadband cable, GPS, and computer networks). Electrical engineers design and develop analog and digital circuits (including integrated circuits), machine control devices (motion and robot controls), electronic instruments and biomedical devices (Oscilloscopes, function generators, Ultrasound, MRI, CT scanners), commercial electronics (TV, stereo, telephone, multimedia systems), image and signal processing systems (MP3, DVD, image and voice recognition), power systems (power generators and distribution) and many other systems.

The EE program at SCSU emphasizes computer hardware and software development, circuits, analog and digital electronics, microprocessor systems, digital and wireless communications, solid state devices, electromagnetics, integrated circuit design, control systems and instrumentation.

The Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering at SCSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone 410-347-7700.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCompE)

Computer Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines. It is a combination of electrical engineering and computer science. Computer engineers have excellent career opportunities in many industrial sectors. There is significant overlap between the computer and electrical engineering disciplines. Computer engineers focus primarily on computer hardware and software design and development. Computer engineers design faster and more efficient computing systems, useful and effective computer interfaces, and computer based instruments.

The Computer Engineering program at SCSU emphasizes computer digital circuits and systems, embedded microprocessor systems, computer architecture, computer networking, data structure, operating systems, software engineering, computer aided design, and computer hardware and software design and development.  

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering at SCSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone 410-347-7700.

For information regarding the Electrical or Computer Engineering major contact Dr. Aiping Yao.

Program Mission Statement

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at St. Cloud State University continues the tradition of excellence and opportunity by providing advanced instruction and training for its students emphasizing practical aspects of electrical and computer engineering to meet the needs of the regional and state economies. This mission is fulfilled by achieving the Program Educational Objectives and Departmental Objectives.

Objectives

Based on the mission of the department, ABET Criteria, and the needs of our constituencies, the Program Educational Objectives of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are:

  1. Our graduates will successfully practice their chosen profession in electrical/computer engineering or related fields.
We define “successfully practice” as demonstrating one or more of the following attributes:
  • Technically independent
  • Taking on increasingly complex tasks
  • Developing solutions to important problems
  1. Our graduates will practice their chosen career in a professional manner.
We will look for graduates who:
  • Demonstrate communication skills on the job
  • Participate collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams
  • Continue their education after graduation
  • Practice engineering in an ethical manner
  • Are active in professional or community organizations outside of work

Reviewed and approved Spring 2013

Outcomes

Our Engineering programs demonstrate that our students attain the following outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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