Electrical Engineering with Computer Option

The electrical engineering major with computer option gives you the core knowledge and skills of electrical engineering with an additional emphasis on computer and software development. As the world’s technology evolves to more software controlled devices and systems, this degree prepares you to design and combine complex hardware and software solutions.

Preparing You for Success

You learn the foundations of electrical and computer engineering, with courses touching topics such as software, electromagnetics, circuits, simulations and systems theory. It includes a series of computer engineering courses to give you added knowledge in the field. These explore system design and implementation, as well as hardware-software interfacing. Every year includes design projects where you explore robotics, communication, energy, wireless systems and other applications. In addition to the engineering core, you take 12 hours of courses outside the department to strengthen your professional skills. These may be from business, communication, marketing or other majors.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Networking and professional development through the department’s annual job fair, the Bradley chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and other student organizations
  • Research mentored by faculty
  • Internship and practicum opportunities
  • Design project every year
  • A two-semester capstone project

Making Your Mark

Bradley’s electrical engineering degree with a computer option successfully prepares you to enter or advance in the workforce. In recent years, all electrical engineering students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as NASA, Komatsu, Raytheon and Qualcomm. Others attended graduate school at Georgia Tech, the University of Virginia and University of Iowa.

Major Requirements

Required Courses - 129 hrs.

  • ECE 100: Introduction to EE: Circuits and Digital Systems Laboratory - 2 hrs.
  • ECE 101: Introduction to EE: DC Circuits - 2 hrs.
  • ECE 102: Introduction to EE: Digital Systems - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 103: Introduction to EE: Computers and Programming - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 204: AC Circuits and Introduction to Systems - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 205: Microcontroller Architecture and Programming - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 206: Continuous-Time Signals & Systems - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 207: Simulation and Analysis for Electrical Engineers - 2 hrs.
  • ECE 208: Transmission Lines & Electromagnetic Fields - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 221: AC Circuits and Systems Laboratory - 2 hrs.
  • ECE 301: Discrete-Time Signals & Systems - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 302: Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes for EE - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 303: Electronics - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 322: Electronics and Interfacing Laboratory - 2 hrs.
  • ECE 401: Undergraduate Design Seminar I - 1 hr.
  • ECE 497: Capstone Project System Level Design - 1 hr.
  • ECE 498: Senior Capstone Project I - 2 hrs.
  • ECE 402: Undergraduate Design Seminar II - 1 hr.
  • ECE 499: Senior Capstone Project II - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose five) - 15 hrs.

  • ECE 462: Digital Image Processing - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 463: Medical Imaging - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 465: Engineering Applications of Neural Networks - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 466: Real-Time DSP Laboratory - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 467: Robotics Design Laboratory - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 470: Data-Structures and Object Oriented Programming - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 471: Real-Time Operating Systems - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 472: Embedded Microcontroller Linux - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 473: Embedded TCP/IP - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 474: Robotic Navigation with Simultaneous Localization and Mapping - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 481: Digital Systems: Design and Synthesis - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 482: Digital Systems: High-Level Synthesis and Codesign - 3 hrs.
  • ECE 483: Digital Systems: Microprocessor Architecture and Design - 3 hrs.

Additional Requirement

  • Students in the option are also required to complete a 12-hour professional elective stem. Some or all of 12 credit hours can also be applied towards a minor program.