The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department offers two undergraduate programs: (1) The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and (2) the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCPE). Both programs are accredited by ABET. They differ primarily in that BSCPE candidates are required to take four courses in the Computer Science Department in place of ECE electives, as well as an ECE course in computer architecture. Please refer to the curriculum flowcharts for further details.
Students pursuing the BSEE degree must choose further between two options: (1) Electrical Engineering Option and (2) Electrical Engineering with Computer Option. Both options result in the BSEE degree. The options differ in that the Computer Option requires three courses from the Computer Science Department in place of electives, as well as an ECE course in computer architecture. Please refer to the curriculum flowcharts for further details.
The distinction among the degree and option choices described above is in the extent to which software is a component of the curriculum. While all choices involve some computer software, the Electrical Engineering option involves the least, and the Computer Engineering degree the most, with the Electrical Engineering with Computer Option in between the two. All of the choices include courses involving electrical engineering hardware.
Regardless of the choice of program or option, students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department complete the following general coursework requirements.
For more info on the Undergraduate Program, contact Dr.Markenscoff at markenscoff [at] uh [dot] edu.
At the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), undergraduates learn how to apply complex engineering theories to the real world as soon as they enter the college. Through the ECE Department’s “First-Year Experience,” freshmen engage in hands-on, project-based activities while studying topics in electronics and computer engineering even in the very first semester. These courses foster a deeper learning and increased engagement among students; but more importantly, they’re fun! In the ECE Department, we don’t just want our undergraduates to learn engineering – we want them to learn engineering so that they can build and program a laser-shooting robot!
For more information on ECE’s “First Year Experience,” please contact Diana de la Rosa-Pohl at dipohl [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU.
The high technology revolution, driven by the breathtaking successes of semiconductor integrated circuits, has transformed world economies and will continue shaping the human enterprise for generations to come. A number of nanotechnology initiatives has facilitated a transition into the era of nanoscale integrated systems. The innovative ideas resulting from these nanotechnology initiatives are being rapidly commercialized and new knowledge is being created. There exists a critical need to supplement traditional in-discipline training with interdisciplinary nanoengineering curriculum to address the needs of both emerging nanotechnology enterprises and rapidly forming nanoscale industries.
The NEMO program provides the structured curriculum, research opportunities, funding, and resources for undergraduate students to acquire additional skills that will broadly prepare them for professional and scientific careers in the 21st century. For further information click here.
Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree following the BSEE or BSCPE may choose to enroll in the accelerated BS/Graduate Degree Program. By doing so, they may apply 6 credit hours (two courses) from their undergraduate coursework to the graduate degree. For further information click here.
In general, students must follow the degree plan and flowchart in effect at the time they were admitted to the department. A student may choose to follow a later degree plan, but not an earlier one, although there may be exceptions to this rule for individual course requirements or prerequisites.
For more information, the student should check with his or her academic advisor, peruse the ECE Department FAQ or the Computer Engineering FAQ pages, or contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, markenscoff [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Pauline Markenscoff).
For flowcharts prior to 2004, please contact markenscoff [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Markenscoff) or pay a visit to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Office, N308, Engineering Bldg. D.