Department Information

ECE Department Goals

The goals of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are:

  • To offer an innovative, design-oriented, internationally recognized undergraduate program with concentrations in computer engineering, systems and controls, communication, signal processing, and electronic materials and devices.
  • To attain domestic and international prominence for quality graduate programs in emerging research areas.
  • To serve our multicultural society and the nation through excellence in education, research, and technological innovation.

Program Criteria

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Knowledge Of Mathematics Through Differential And Integral Calculus
  • Basic Sciences
  • Computer Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Complex Variables
  • Discrete Mathematics

Program Educational Objectives

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  • contribute their technical knowledge to better their lives
  • assume positions of leadership and responsibility in their careers
  • pursue graduate and professional studies
  • conduct themselves in a professional manner that meets or exceeds the expectations of their employers

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  • engage in life-long learning, remaining current and becoming leaders in their profession.
  • advance and expand in their computer engineering related careers by applying their engineering knowledge and skills.
  • contribute productively to the workforce in state, regional, national and international industries and government organizations.
  • communicate effectively, provide enabling solutions to societal challenges, and respond to technical, business, social, ethical, and human needs of the society through their professional endeavors.

Educational Objectives

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  • contribute their technical knowledge to better their lives and society
  • assume positions of leadership and responsibility in their electrical engineering related careers
  • pursue graduate and professional studies
  • conduct themselves in a professional manner that meets or exceeds the expectations of their employers

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  • engage in life-long learning, remaining current and becoming leaders in their profession;
  • advance and expand in their computer engineering related careers by applying their engineering knowledge and skills;
  • contribute productively to the workforce in state, regional, national and international industries and government organizations;
  • communicate effectively, provide enabling solutions to societal challenges, and respond to technical, business, social, ethical, and human needs of the society through their professional endeavors;

Meeting Program Objectives

To meet the program objectives, the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering are organized into a flexible 126-semester-credit-hour structure that provides high-quality education in the fundamentals of engineering, in addition to a thorough coverage of the major specialties within electrical engineering and computer engineering.

For electrical engineering students, a selection of technical electives is provided to allow in-depth concentration in selected areas such as: Communications; Computer Engineering; Digital Signal Processing (DSP); Electronic Materials and Devices; Systems and Control; and Electric Power Engineering.

For students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, the selection of technical electives are from different areas within computer engineering such as: digital system design, computer architecture, VLSI design, engineering programming languages and embedded systems.

Highly qualified faculty work in concert to provide and to evolve a curriculum that is challenging to students, with depth in engineering science, design orientation, and modern laboratory experience. The curriculum objectives are accomplished via a three-tiered curriculum structure comprised of the lower-division core (the first two years), the upper-division core (concentrated primarily in the third year), and the senior-level electives, which are briefly described on our Program Overview page.

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 

To view the departmental organization, please download the Departmental Organizational Chart PDF.

Department Advisory (link coming soon)

Newsletter

ECE Elements Newsletter 2014

 

Bluebook

Please visit the UTSA Bluebook and search for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to view statistics about the department.

Department at a Glance

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