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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The technological advances that have made our society what it is today are due largely to the efforts of electrical engineers, computer engineers, and computer scientists. Among these advances are radio, television, telephones, wireless and mobile communications, personal computers, workstations, mainframe computers, aircraft avionics, satellite electronics, automobile electronics, office machinery, medical electronic equipment, video games, electric power generation and distribution systems, telecommunications, computer networks (including the Internet), personal entertainment products, radar, defense electronics, artificial intelligence, and a variety of computer software.

Vision and Mission

The vision of the EECS department is to provide a stimulating and challenging intellectual environment.

  • To have classes populated by outstanding students.
  • To be world class in an increasing number of selected areas of research.
  • To have faculty members with high visibility among their peers.

The mission of the EECS department is

  • To educate the next generation of electrical engineers, computer engineers, and computer scientists.
  • To discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge.
  • To be an asset to the community and to society.

Undergraduate Programs

The department offers 4 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees:

  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Computer Science, and
  • Interdisciplinary Computing.

Each features a firm grounding in mathematics, basic science, computer and engineering science, and advanced studies in the theory and design of various systems as well as hands-on experience. Degree programs in electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science are accredited. The recently approved interdisciplinary computing degree program is not yet eligible for accreditation review.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The technological advances that have made our society what it is today are due largely to the efforts of electrical engineers, computer engineers, and computer scientists. Among these advances are radio, television, telephones, wireless and mobile communications, personal computers, workstations, mainframe computers, aircraft avionics, satellite electronics, automobile electronics, office machinery, medical electronic equipment, video games, electric power generation and distribution systems, telecommunications, computer networks (including the Internet), personal entertainment products, radar, defense electronics, artificial intelligence, and a variety of computer software.

Vision and Mission

The vision of the EECS department is to provide a stimulating and challenging intellectual environment.

  • To have classes populated by outstanding students.
  • To be world class in an increasing number of selected areas of research.
  • To have faculty members with high visibility among their peers.

The mission of the EECS department is

  • To educate the next generation of electrical engineers, computer engineers, and computer scientists.
  • To discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge.
  • To be an asset to the community and to society.

Graduate Programs

The department offers M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science; Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science; and D.E. degrees in electrical engineering. The department also offers an M.S. degree in information technology at the KU Edwards Campus in the Kansas City area.

The department has graduate focus areas in bioinformatics, communication systems and networking, computer systems design, interactive intelligent systems, and radar systems and remote sensing. Class lists and teaching schedules are available in the graduate office or on the department's website. Other areas of study can be constructed, in conjunction with a faculty adviser, to fit individual student needs.

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