ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING 131 (l) a knowledge and an ability to apply mathematics including probability, statistics, and discrete mathematics (m) an ability to develop systems containing hardware and software components (n) an ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices Opportunities: Electrical and Computer Engineering covers a wide variety of areas: Computer and Digital Systems Engineering Telecommunications Systems Engineering Hardware & Software Engineering Embedded Systems Engineering Information Technology Power Generation and Distribution Power Electronics and Machine Drive/Control Electronic Design and Circuit Fabrication Control Systems Engineering Optical Engineering In these challenging fields there are several areas where engineers contribute: - Research — Create and prove new ideas. - Design & Development — Apply research & engineering techniques to the solution of problems. - Process & Quality Control — Apply analysis skills to improve product and process effectiveness. - Production — Apply knowledge to manage manufacturing. - Marketing & Sales — Identify and fulfill the needs of customers and markets. - Service — Apply engineering skills to maintain products and serve customer needs. Facilities: The department has laboratories for undergraduate education and research. These include specific laboratories that support: - power electronics and electric machines - circuits - electronics - digital logic & microprocessors - PC/Unix Computing The Program: Electrical Engineering students are required to take a total of 131-132 credits depending on option taken. This includes (1) 48 credits of the Liberal Studies Core composed of theology, philosophy, ethics/moral responsibility, history, writing, speech, fine arts, literature, social science, science, mathematics, first-year seminar, leadership seminar, and senior capstone, (2) 20-23 additional credits of basic science and math, (3) 60-64 credits of engineering courses. The breakdown of courses in the categories is given in the course descriptions below. This program leads to a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. This degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.