Electrical & Computer Engineering

About

The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering prepares students for placement in highly competitive, national electrical and computer engineering employment and graduate education by providing a thorough grounding in electrical science and design, together with a sound foundation in mathematics, basic sciences and life skills.

The department offers baccalaureate degrees in computer engineering and electrical engineering, in addition to minors in both areas, as well as the option to choose course work appropriate for a pre-medicine or pre-dentistry curriculum. An electrical and computer engineering track is available in the Master of Science in Engineering as well as the Ph.D. in Engineering.

Mission

Through its curricula VCU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering closely links technical fundamentals with team project building, business principles and societal issues. The programs foster a willingness to learn concepts and ideas from diverse disciplines both within and outside of electrical engineering, as well as communication and leadership skills.

What is electrical and computer engineering?

Electrical engineering and computer engineering are professions concerned with systems that generate, transmit, process, and measure useful information. Advanced technology pervades our lives in areas such as communications, electronics and computers.

The profession of electrical engineering touches all aspects of our lives. Electrical engineers design and fabricate devices and systems critical in applications such as computing, communications, health care, manufacturing and automation, power generation and utilization, transportation, and entertainment. For more information visit the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center website, a nonprofit resource center for those exploring STEM career paths.

The computer engineering career spans the design and manufacture of computer-based systems. Computer engineers are responsible for developing the powerful computer systems that have become a part of everyday life. Applications for computer engineering span the spectrum from high-performance general purpose computing systems such as desktop workstations used in all facets of business, to small microprocessors embedded in larger systems and functioning as controllers. For more information visit the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center website.

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