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Greetings! This is a pivotal time to be at the University of Arizona’s department of electrical and computer engineering. Technology that sets apart the last century, indeed the last few decades, almost invariably bears the mark of electrical and computer engineers. Many of the things we use every day have been developed by electrical and computer engineers: laptops, iPods, cell phones, and GPS units. If you turn it on, chances are electrical and computer engineers played a vital role in its development.
A World of Possibilities
Electrical and computer engineers will continue to push the boundaries of technology and shape the future. Imagine the hospitals, energy systems, and computers of the not-so-distant future.
Wireless technology will enable doctors to monitor hospital patients’ care in real time from remote locations. Robots will conduct more and more complicated medical surgeries with unprecedented precision. Biomedical devices will more accurately identify cancer in its earliest stages. Smart grids will control and automate more and more advanced and efficient energy systems. And, real-time autonomous computer systems will predict and protect entire nations from potentially crippling cyber-attacks.
Internationally-Recognized ResearchHere at the UA department of electrical and computer engineering — with annual external research expenditures exceeding $9 million — world-renowned professors conduct research that fuels Arizona’s leadership in technology and addresses the nation’s grand challenges for engineering. The department houses four multidisciplinary research centers that support internationally recognized research in biomedical technologies, optical computing, autonomic and pervasive computing, wireless communications and networks, sensor networks, and robotic space exploration.
Top-Ranked Graduate, Undergraduate Programs
Electrical and computer engineering, with over 30 faculty members, is the largest department in the UA College of Engineering, and we are consistently ranked among the top 40 electrical and engineering departments by U.S. News College rankings. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering with emphasis areas that allow students to tailor their studies toward specific interests. About 250 undergraduate majors and more than 150 graduate students are enrolled in electrical and computer engineering.
Most of our students have excellent job offers even before they graduate — at companies such as Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, GM, Agilent, NASA, Boeing, and Pixar. Our alumni hold leadership positions throughout the world.
Highly respected faculty, highly motivated students, and support from the University, the College, the state, federal government, industry, and alumni have positioned the department for continued growth and success.
We encourage you to browse the website and learn more about the UA’s electrical and computer engineering programs. Please feel free to contact my office or our faculty members if you need further information.
Tamal Bose, Ph.D.