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Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Daniel Webster College Electrical and Computer Engineering Program prepares students for professional careers in the design, development, and use of electronic and computer equipment in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications and networking, computer hardware, aerospace, automotive, and medical instrumentation.
The electrical and computer engineering curriculum includes a three-semester design sequence within which students work in teams applying theories learned in the classroom to develop projects from concept to operation.* This can help students to develop confidence and competence in solving engineering design problems and to learn effective teamwork skills. Students apply creative and strategic thinking to economic and technical issues involved in typical engineering projects. They also learn to generate briefings and reports and present them to their peers and faculty. These two central aspects of the program â€“ working in teams and developing communications skills â€“ help students prepare for the engineering profession.
The electrical and computer engineering program covers the design of small components, such as transistor circuits, and provides students experience in integrating such components as vision systems, sensors, controls, and the software that binds these devices into larger systems. One of the program's strengths is the early and extensive coverage of signal processing concepts. Students complete a three-semester sequence in signals and systems that culminates in a digital signal processing course covering audio and visual signals.
Students can choose technical electives that provide additional depth in the areas of wireless communications, computer engineering, and control systems and robotics. The wireless communications area focuses on the rapidly growing field of portable device design and integration through courses in networking and communications. The computer engineering area focuses on the development and utilization of the newest hardware designs by covering the fundamentals of computer systems design in addition to the required electrical core. The control systems and robotics area focuses on robotics and modern control theory.
The DWC faculty serves as mentors to DWC students both inside and outside the classroom, providing opportunities to put theory into practice. In addition, senior electrical and computer engineering students have the chance to collaborate with their aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering colleagues in a senior capstone project which exposes students to the perspectives of multiple disciplines. This valuable experience mirrors the multidisciplinary team approach commonly practiced in industry.
*Daniel Webster College is a collaborator in the international CDIO initiative, "an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers [that stresses] engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating real-world systems and products."
Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at Daniel Webster College should be able to:
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Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at Daniel Webster College should have: