ECE students select an Elective Focus Area (EFA) to personalize their curriculum and help prepare them for the type of job or research area they want to pursue. Through careful selection it is possible to earn minors in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, business, and many other liberal arts and sciences subjects, without taking any courses beyond those required for the electrical engineering degree. Each EE EFA requires the students to take five lower level courses in either the electrical (EEe) or the computer (EEc) track . Track courses are designed to prepare students for their focus area course work. Students may design their own EFA in consultation with their advisor, or purse any of the suggested EFAs listed below.

  • Applied Physics (EEe)
  • Big Data/Data Mining (EEc) (CSE)
  • Bioinformatics (EEc) (CSE)
  • Business (EEe) (EEc) (CSE)
  • Communication Systems (EEe)
  • Computer Breadth (EEc) (CSE)
  • Computer Hardware (EEe) (EEc) (CSE)
  • Computer Networks (EEc) (CSE)
  • Control Systems (EEe)
  • Electrical Breadth (EEe)
  • Electronic Circuits (EEe)

Policy for EE Elective Focus Areas

Policy for CSE Elective Focus Areas

Approved Computer Science EFA Elective Courses