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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Don Gruenbacher, Head

Fiedler Professor: Gruenbacher 
Professors: Dawson, Devore, R. Dyer, S. Dyer, Kuhn, Morcos, Natarajan, Rys, Scoglio, and Warren 
Associate Professors: Chandra, Das, Day, Gruenbacher, Miller, and Mirafzal
Assistant Professor: Fateh, Hageman, Kim, Prakash, Thompson, and Wu 
Emeriti Professors: DeVault, Fowler, Gallagher, Haft, Johnson, Kirmser, Lenhert, Lucas, Rathbone, Simons, Soldan, and Ward
Emeritus Instructor: Wakabayashi

3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St
Fax: 785-532-1188
E-mail: undergrad@eece.k-state.edu

Electrical and computer engineers are involved in the design of electrically oriented systems for a wide range of applications in modern society. These systems or circuits range in size from miniature microprocessors through megawatt energy conversion systems to global audio and video communication. The electrical or computer engineer is active in every phase of the transmission, conversion, and processing of energy and information for civilian and defense industries, in our homes, and for healthcare.

Opportunities exist for bachelor’s degree holders to continue education at advanced degree levels or to enter such fields as medicine, law, or management.

The electrical engineering curriculum establishes a theoretical basis in circuits, electronics, electromagnetics, energy conversion, and controls. It includes a strong laboratory experience stressing system design and implementation.

The computer engineering curriculum establishes a theoretical basis for computer components in circuits, electronics, electromagnetics, digital systems, and microprocessors and for software in programming languages, algorithms, data structures, and operating systems. A strong laboratory experience stressing digital and microprocessor system design and implementation is included.

Through the four years, students are individually advised and counseled by the faculty. At various times during the year, engineers from industry are invited to speak to students on topics of current interest to the profession.

Educational objectives

The educational objectives of the electrical engineering and computer engineering programs are that (1) Graduates will become successful practitioners in engineering and other diverse careers; (2) Most graduates will pursue continuing education opportunities relevant to their careers; (3) Some graduates will pursue advanced degree programs in engineering and other disciplines; (4) Some graduates will pursue professional registration.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Both the computer engineering and electrical engineering programs will enable students to attain the following by the time of graduation:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; (g) an ability to communicate effectively; (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning; (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice



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Electrical and Computer Engineering