The College of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
What is Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)?
Electrical and Computer engineers have made some remarkable contributions to our world – they have pioneered the invention of cell phones, computers, digital cameras, MP3-players, television, and computer games, among many other things. ECEs play a huge part in the design of cars, airplanes, space-craft, home-appliances, life-saving medical equipment and so many other technologies that we have come to rely on.
The Rowan ECE program combines both electrical engineering topics such as telecommunications & energy and computer engineering topics such as computer hardware & software design. ECE uses principles drawn from physics and allied sciences in combination with a broad range of mathematics for developing a wide range of products and solutions. Core courses taken by all ECE students include such topics as circuits, electronics, electromagnetics, digital design, mircroprocessors, control systems, communications systems, digital signal processing, data structures and computer architecture. Advanced senior-level electives provide opportunities to specialize in areas such as nanotechnology, bio-engineering, sustainable design, wireless communications, artificial intelligence, digital image processing, etc.
The Rowan ECE program of study can be found here.
There are some unique aspects to the Rowan ECE curriculum:
- All ECE courses have an included laboratory component – we believe in hands-on, minds-on learning;
- Eight semesters of Engineering Clinic provide students with a team-oriented, multidisciplinary design and research experience;
- Small class sizes of less than 30 students.
Henry M. Rowan Hall, the engineering building, is the envy of campus. Our classrooms are designed to foster collaborative learning. Digital and mixed signal laboratories provide access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and well-stocked electronics components and supplies. In addition, several dedicated advanced research labs provide undergraduate research opportunities. Students have access to computer laboratories (both PC and Unix) and a wireless-LAN that covers the building. A machine shop, with CNC equipment, provides fabrication capabilities right inside the building.
Where do Rowan ECE graduates go?
Our graduation placement rates are impressive – approximately 30% of our students pursue graduate study at some of the leading Universities in the United States. Rowan ECE students have gone on to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Georgia Tech, University of California San Diego, etc. Other graduates are employed in government and industry – the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, US Army CERDEC, Lockheed-Martin, L-3 Communications, FAA Technology Center, Sony Music, Northrup-Grumman, etc.
Most ECEs (students and practicing engineers) belong to the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology, the IEEE. Visit IEEE.org for more information.