BILDON FRANCIS, Class of ’17
A challenging curriculum was perfect preparation for a challenging career
Electrical engineering and computer engineering have much in common. Computer engineering grew out of electrical engineering and is, in fact, a sub-discipline of it. The two disciplines share many fundamentals, including computer programming, electronic circuits, digital design, and robotics.
Apart from each other, they stand proudly on their own. Electrical engineers are experts in the transmission, conversion, and generation of electric energy and in communication and signal processing. Computer engineers are known as the hardware warriors —they design and build computers and components and bring computer science into the mix by developing and integrating the software that that makes them work.
Bring the two disciplines together and you unite the power behind the “brains,” opening up myriad ways in which to make the world a safer, healthier, cleaner, more efficient place in which to live. A whole new set of career opportunities opens up as well. It’s one degree with unlimited possibilities.
Students will be able to enroll in this exciting new program beginning with the Spring 2022 semester.
Because the degree pulls in multiple disciplines — electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity (for those who choose that concentration) — you will be able to problem solve and pioneer, envision and invent beyond the boundaries that engineers in the past were limited to with their narrower focus.
You will enter a rapidly changing work force that requires knowledge of analog circuits, digital systems, embedded systems, signal processing, and computer programming, and you’ll be qualified in multiple areas. Your possible job titles? Here is just a sample:
How are such professionals changing the world? With expertise fired by imagination. Here are just some examples of the trail-blazing work taking place:
Since the 21st century engineer must also be able to communicate such innovative ideas to other engineers and to the public, our program helps you gain the written and oral communications skills that will capture your audience’s attention and imagination.
A rigorous laboratory course sequence gives you the hands-on experience that prepares you for the professional world and ensures that you are ready to make a meaningful contribution from day one on the job.
Through this high-impact practical learning experience, you will:
You will start with a well-structured laboratory experiment in your sophomore year and progress to an open-ended design project in your senior year.
You will also have the opportunity (relatively rare for undergraduate engineering students) to engage in faculty-mentored research in the areas of human-computer interaction, nanotechnology, wireless communication, wireless networking, smart grid, and cybersecurity.
A 200-hour (minimum) internship is a requirement for graduation and students undertake this experience after completing 60 credits toward the B.S. There are several ways to fulfill the internship requirement — co-op positions, summer employment, and part-time or full-time positions that are approved by the employer and the department/internship coordinator.
As with the hands-on laboratory experience, there simply is no substitute for the rugged professionalism that a relevant, challenging internship will develop in you.
The field of cybersecurity is growing so fast that it has created 3.5 million jobs that are unfilled. This field is no longer about just keeping internet data safe. We’re talking about protecting the power grid from attack as well as other critical hot spots that have to do with national security.
We are one of the first in the nation to integrate cybersecurity into an electrical and computer engineering program.
In fact, so closely allied are the fields of electrical and computer engineering, cybersecurity and networks, computer science, and data science, and so critical is knowledge in these areas to all fields today, that we established an institute for it — the Connecticut Institute of Technology, to foster collaboration and interdisciplinary research across the University. This on-campus technology hub makes the University of New Haven a destination in the northeast region for technology education and research between the crowded urban areas of New York and Massachusetts.
For those who want to jump into the field with a graduate degree already in hand, we offer several accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs, which will provide you with direct entry into a graduate program:
In the not-too-distant future, we will also offer a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with an M.S. in Cybersecurity.
These dual-degree programs will not only give your career a stronger jumpstart, but will also save the extra year’s tuition connected with traditional graduate programs.
You will further enhance your professional development by joining with like-minded people who share your passion for engineering and dedicate themselves to finding solutions that help people. The University offers a number of society chapters and clubs for engineering students:
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
A challenging curriculum was perfect preparation for a challenging career
A solid electrical engineering foundation leads to career success
Gaining all the right experience before graduation results in a quick hire after graduation
Dedicated professors were the key to career success
A professor’s recommendation leads to an internship and full-time employment
The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.
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This course looks at how an engineer will employ modern tools to create large-scale computer chips through the use of hardware programming languages. By employing field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), you will learn how to create custom computer chips using the register transfer logic design style and the application of registers, memory, math units, and state machines. You will be creating computer chips that are in the range of 10,000s of transistor in size.
This course provides an introduction to embedded systems, with a design focus on microcontroller programming. Topics include instruction processing, memory organization, addressing modes, and more, with integrated laboratory activity.
In this course, you will learn about the changing landscape of electric energy sources, including renewable energy and distributed generation. Topics include AC transmission lines, power quality and power factor, synchronous generators, automatic generation control, and ways to prevent voltage collapse.
In this course, students will study sampling and reconstruction of continuous-time signals from samples and will engage in spectral analysis of signals using the discrete Fourier transform.
This is a continuation of the first-semester, senior-year capstone design course to meet end goals. The student will present work in a formal report and at the college capstone design expo.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:
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All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
For its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts the Tagliatela College of Engineering has been recognized at the Bronze Level by the American Society of Engineering Education's Diversity Recognition Program.Learn More
The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).Learn More
Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
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We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
If accredited by ABET in 2024, the University’s B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).
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