Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering

provide the technology that created the information age in which we live. From the telephone, television and radio to smartphones, gaming consoles and the Internet, electrical engineering and computer engineering continue to drive the technical advances that radically alter our lives. For the future, electrical and computer engineers will develop more sustainable sources of energy, like solar and wind power, and more efficient devices, like appliances and computers that will help maintain our world and extend our natural resources. They contribute to medical technology that helps keep us healthy or cure us when we are ill. Do you listen to music on your smartphone or tablet? An electrical and computer engineer designed the hardware and software that allow you to enjoy your tunes that way. Our programs provide graduates with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and philosophical principles of computer hardware and software, electronics, electric power and signal processing and communications, so they are prepared to apply their knowledge through design to a variety of applications.

MORE ABOUT COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Computer engineers design smartphones, computers, gaming consoles and the software that runs on them. They also put their mark on computerbased systems like those found in cars, planes, appliances, electronics, phones, communication networks and all kinds of other products.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Our computer engineering graduates can be found in high-tech companies across the globe, like Intel, Compaq, Microsoft, Sun and Texas Instruments, and also in industries and agencies that build or use computer-based systems, like FedEx, NASA, and other telecommunications, automotive and aerospace companies.

MORE ABOUT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Electrical engineers design the electronics that run your smartphone, the networking hardware that powers the Internet, the power systems that light, heat and cool your home, and the algorithms that detect cancer in medical images.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Graduates launch their careers in all kinds of fields, including aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, defense, electronics, consumer goods, marine, materials and metals, power and energy, and pharmaceuticals and telecom industries.

BY THE NUMBERS

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Herff is home to 194 students pursuing degrees in electrical and computer engineering.

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Received $2.7 million toward research in 2012–2013.

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There are five dynamic research focus areas: Biomedical Imaging and Signal
Processing, Nanotechnology, Electric Power, Biomedical Electronics and Advanced Sensors.

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The program is affiliated with one state-of-the art research center—the Center for Advanced
Sensors, which is uniquely positioned as a leader in researching and developing future military
imaging systems. An online graduate certificate is also offered in Imaging and Signal Processing.

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Herff's Electrical and Computer program supports 60 amazing graduate students.