Undergraduate Programs

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The enrollment and the number of degrees awarded in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs has been increasing over the last few years.

Alumni, employers, faculty and students participate in a process used to develop educational objectives for the undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Within a few years of graduation, program graduates completing the baccalaureate degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering will

  • Be recognized by their peers as fundamentally sound in the application of mathematics, science, computing, and engineering.
  • Be engaged in the practice of Electrical or Computer Engineering as innovative problem solvers with a strong work ethic, by identifying and implementing solutions using the proper tools, practical approaches, and flexible thinking.
  • Be productive and demonstrate leadership in the practice of Electrical or Computer Engineering, both individually and within multidisciplinary teams, using effective oral and written communication skills when working with peers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Be responsible in the practice of Electrical or Computer Engineering, relying on sound engineering ethics, a commitment to lifelong learning and a genuine concern for society and the environment.

The achievement of these objectives in supported by eleven Student Outcomes.

Computer Engineering

Modern computers date back only to the late 1940's, when applied mathematicians and electrical engineers collaborated on the construction of rudimentary machines. Since that time, the capabilities and new applications for the digital computer have expanded at phenomenal rates. Today they range from supercomputers containingsdas thousands of silicon chips and used in scientific investigations requiring extremely high computational rates to single chip microcomputers used in household appliances.

Computer Engineering is directed toward the design and development of computer systems. The computer engineer is concerned with all aspects of the computing system--the hardware, the software, the algorithms used--and the application for which it is intended. As in other engineering disciplines, Computer Engineering emphasizes the design of practical, economic systems and bringing innovative solutions to bear on complex, often multi-faceted, problems.

The Computer Engineering program at Mississippi State is a jointly administered program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering concerns itself with the science and engineering techniques dealing with electrons and other charged particles, with their behavior and effects, and especially with the control of them. Only in the last seventy-five years have people learned to use electricity to provide power, heat, light, and communication to ease their burdens. In recent times have come the developments of radar, television, automatic control systems, high-speed computers, transistors, and the whole family of solid state devices. The challenge of the future is limitless.