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Academics

Are you considering an undergraduate or a graduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering? The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at OU offers a great environment for you to learn.

Undergraduates

Electrical engineering (EE) conventionally specializes in communications, electric power systems, microwave and rf systems, solid state electronic devices and electronics. Computer engineering (CpE) specialties include instrumentation and control systems, digital signal and image processing, and advanced computer architecture. Students are offered professional courses intended to broaden the understanding of the non-technical considerations of a successful engineering design. The objective of the programs is to prepare the student to make valuable job contributions immediately upon graduation.

Students enrolled in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are offered a choice of Bachelors of Science degrees in computer engineering (CpE) and electrical engineering (EE). Qualified CpE students may chose accelerated program tracks leading to an MSECE or MS in Computer Science. Accelerated program students complete their MS degrees with an accumulated 12 credit hours less than normally required to obtain both degrees. Curricula are designed to give a thorough understanding of the physical principals, the design process and the current technology in the student's chosen discipline.

Electrical and Computer Engineering professions have many facets. An extremely wide range of interesting and satisfying careers is presented to the well-qualified graduate. Some of the fields opened by this background lead to research, management, sales, and manufacturing development. Technical areas include the design, manufacture and utilization of computers, power systems, communications, automatic control systems, electronics, semiconductor devices, quantum electronics, microwave systems, instrumentation, digital signal and image processing, system instrumentation and biomedical electronics.

ECE students who qualify may choose to participate in the University's Honors College. This program affords unusual opportunities for intellectual and professional development under the tutelage of professors selected by the student.

The School offers the opportunity to become involved in undergraduate research. Students who qualify and are interested in participating in ongoing research programs may do so through special project courses, summer employment on a research grant or part-time employment during the academic year. This is especially encouraged for students interested in our five-year Accelerated Dual-Degree programs.

ECE students participate in design courses which culminate in an industry sponsored, Senior Project. This capstone course provides an opportunity to experience the complete engineering design process under the performance, schedule and cost constraints required for a product to survive in the engineering environment.

Graduates

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers a Masters and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE and PhDECE). We also offer a Masters Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (MS TCOM), principally from our Tulsa campus. Current research activities in electrical and computer engineering span a variety of areas of specialization as well as a variety of interdisciplinary subjects. The research activities were detailed in earlier paragraphs of this Section.

Graduate students have an opportunity to select a research topic in one of the many exciting research programs being pursued by our faculty. In many cases, these research programs have funding to support the student participants during the period of their thesis studies. While research activities and projects change rapidly, a brief survey of our current research activities is included here to illustrate our many programs of excellence for graduate students.

 Feel free to contact ECE office for more information about our programs and opportunities.