Focus Areas

ECE students select a Focus Area (FA) 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 FA requires the students to take five lower level courses in either the electrical (EEe) or the computer (EEc) interests. Interest area courses are designed to prepare students for their FA course work. Students may design their own FA in consultation with their advisor, or pursue any of the suggested FA listed below.

  • Applied Physics (EEe)
  • Big Data/Data Mining/Machine Learning (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)
  • Entrepreneurship (EEe) (EEc)
  • Individualized FA (EEe, EEc, & CSE)
  • Integrated Circuits (EEe) (EEc)
  • Internet of Things (EEe) (EEc) (CSE)
  • Photonic Systems (EEe)
  • Power Systems (EEe)
  • Pre-Law (EEe) (EEc)
  • Pre-Medicine (EEe) (EEc)
  • Quantum Computing and Devices (EEe) (EEc) (CSE)
  • RF Electronics (EEe) (EEc)
  • Semiconductor Devices (EEe)
  • Signal & Image Processing (EEe) (EEc) (CSE)
  • Software Engineering (EEc) (CSE)
  • Sustainability (EEe) (EEc) (CSE)

Focus Area Forms
Policy for EE Focus Areas
Policy for CSE Focus Areas
Regular Offering Schedule for Undergraduate ECE Courses
Approved Computer Science Focus Area Elective Courses