2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
||102 Electrical Engineering Building
Electrical and computer engineering are primarily concerned with the generation, control, and distribution of electric energy and information. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs and conducts research to serve the needs of the state and the nation.
Program Educational Objectives
- Educate students so that, upon graduation, they will be able to pursue a productive career.
- Provide the necessary background for students who wish to do advanced study at LSU or elsewhere.
In order to meet the program objectives, a graduate of the program will have accomplishments consistent with the general criteria specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Electrical and computer engineering students receive a thorough foundation in mathematics, physics, and introductory engineering during the first two years. Emphasis during the junior and senior years is on advanced engineering concepts and design. Engineering design is introduced in the first part of the junior year so that by the time students reach senior status they are prepared to take required courses dealing primarily with design. The senior courses utilize the previously gained knowledge in solving real-life problems. This prepares students for excellent career opportunities in areas such as computer engineering, energy conversion, power systems, communications, network design, control systems, electronics, and signal processing, as well as many interdisciplinary areas. With the background in fundamental theory and laboratory practice provided in the curricula, graduates are prepared to contribute and progress in their chosen technological fields.
The department offers two programs of study–electrical engineering and computer engineering, both leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The electrical engineering curriculum provides a broad background in electrical engineering through the required course sequence. Elective courses permit students to develop a program in one of the three areas of technical concentration, as outlined below. The approved technical electives permit students to obtain more depth in the chosen area, explore other areas of electrical engineering, or explore other fields of engineering and science. The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The computer engineering curriculum is available for students desiring more comprehensive knowledge of the principles that underlie the organization, design, and application of computer systems. The computer engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
A student must take all of the required courses in either the electrical engineering or the computer engineering curriculum, as stated below, in order to obtain a degree.
Students interested in continuing their education through master’s and doctoral programs are advised to seek academic counseling early and to make judicious use of their undergraduate electives.