Areas of Concentration
The EECS department offers concentrations in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The 2013-2014 degree program offers the following concentrations. It is important to note that choosing one of these areas does not prevent you from taking courses in other areas.
Data Science and Systems: Prepares you for engineering careers in data-centric industries requiring understanding of data management fundamentals as well as the latest technologies and techniques for the collection, storage, and analysis of information.
Physical Electronics: Prepares you for engineering careers in industries needing an understanding of state-of-the-art devices and design techniques used in today’s most advanced integrated circuits.
Integrated Circuits: Prepares you for the specification, evaluation, design, and test of state-or-the-art analog and digital integrated circuits including RF communication circuits, A/D converters, and sensor interfaces.
Robotics and Embedded Software: Prepares you for engineering careers in industries applying robotics and embedded software to markets for manufacturing, automation, process control, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, entertainment and other fields.
Signal Processing and Communications: Prepares you for engineering careers in industries applying signal processing or communications. Markets include wireless communication, computer networking, entertainment, video processing, biomedical, etc. Applicants to this area should choose Signal Processing and Communications as their area of study.
Visual Computing and Computer Graphics: Prepares you for engineering careers in industries applying advanced computer graphics, computer-aided design, and human-computer interaction methods to markets for education and training, entertainment, commerce, design and manufacturing, electronic journalism and similar fields.