About the Department

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was established in 1917 and is currently the second largest department in the College of Engineering. Read the message from the Chair.

Undergraduate Education

Our department offers two undergraduate degrees:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
  2. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.Cp.E.)

The department has 16 tenured/tenure track faculty and four part-time faculty supported by three technical and administrative staff. We currently have about 500 undergraduate students, and in the last four years have grown by 55%. In a typical year, we award approximately 40 B.S.E.E. or B.S.Cp.E. degrees. We maintain full ABET accreditation in both of our undergraduate degree programs.

The undergraduate learning experience is enhanced by the optional cooperative education program that provides a coordinated sequence of alternate periods of classroom instruction and employment.

Our graduates consistently achieve high passing grades on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam; historically the department has an average passing rate over 90%.

Learn more about our undergraduate degree options.

Graduate Education

We offer a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) and an interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Engineering. The M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees allow a specialization in Computer Engineering, or in any field of electrical engineering.

The college also offers an Engineering Management master's degree in conjunction with the College of Business, an Engineering Applied Mathematics Ph.D. degree in conjunction with the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, and a joint program for the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in conjunction with the Northeast Ohio Medical University, or NEOMED.

The department supports more than 45 graduate students every year, using teaching or research assistantship contracts. In a typical year, we have more than 60 graduate students, and we award about 10 graduate engineering degrees. The electrical and computer engineering faculty support the graduate program with over $3 million a year in external research funding.

For more information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC), 157
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3904.
Tel: 330-972-7483
Fax: 330-972-6487

Dr. Abbas Omar,
Professor and Chair,
aomar@uakron.edu

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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