||102 Electrical Engineering Building
Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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.
Division of Computer Science and Engineering
||3127 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
The mission of the program is to instill in the student theoretical and applied practical skills needed to solve challenging problems using a computer. Graduates of the program use such concepts as abstraction and complexity analysis to solve innovative problems or to orchestrate evolutionary change as applied to the development of software. The program provides a strong foundation such that students can build on their skill sets as the field rapidly evolves.
Program Educational Objectives
- to provide students with basic knowledge, both theoretical and applied, in core areas of computer science
- to enable students to develop skills in system and software design and to be able to apply these skills to solve diverse problems
- to train students to become proficient in implementing algorithms in a variety of programming languages
- to enable students to develop skills for working as part of a team on assignments or research projects
- to enable students to present their work effectively in oral and written form
- to provide students with an awareness of ethical issues and the global impacts of computing technologies on society
- to prepare students for lifelong study including graduate study and/or successful professional careers
Upon graduation, graduates should be able to:
- Use their knowledge in core and emerging areas in computer science to solve diverse computational problems
- Use their knowledge of system and software design to formulate a solution that meets the design requirements and specifications for diverse applications
- Demonstrate proficiency in implementing algorithms in at least one higher-level programming language
- Work effectively in a team environment
- Demonstrate proficient oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues and issues relating to the impacts of computing technologies on society
- Understand the importance of continual study in the field, and find employment with a business and/or research organization or acceptance into graduate school for further academic pursuits
The undergraduate computer science curriculum is structured around basic courses in computer science and mathematics and is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The curriculum is designed to allow a flexible plan of study via the mandatory selection of one of three concentrations: distributed systems and networking, software engineering, and computer science and a second discipline. A concentration should be declared at the beginning of the sophomore year. If the second discipline concentration is selected, an approval form must be completed and approved by the department and the dean’s office.
Computer science students are cautioned to verify course descriptions in the catalog noting where duplication of course credits may be prohibited. Additionally, computer science students will not receive degree credit for the following courses: ELRC 4006 ; EXST 2201 ; ISDS 2000 , ISDS 2001 , ISDS 2010 , ISDS 2011 , ISDS 3070 , ISDS 3075 , ISDS 3107 ; PHYS 1100 ; PSYC 4111 ; and SOCL 2201 .