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Electrical & Computer Engineering



The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at ITU was started in 1994. Established by former department chair, and ITU founder, Dr. Shu-Park Chan, the program offers students the chance to work with industry-connected faculty on hands-on real-world projects. It offers degrees in Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, as well as a PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering. Programs have been well defined to provide students up-to-date knowledge and practical skills that put career success at the forefront.

Dr. May Huang assumed the role of Department Chair when Dr. Chan retired in 2008. The faculty has changed due to the retirement of professors, but the standard of quality established by Dr. Chan still remains today. ITU’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering curriculum is updated yearly to match engineering advances and market demands.

The department’s chip design environment is built by industry standards and offers students the real world training they’ll need for their career. Practical course projects are developed to buildup students’ hands-on techniques and skills, and cutting-edge research is offered to all students in the program.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The degree program of Electrical Engineering currently focuses on the following areas: VLSI Design, Analog & RF IC Design, Digital Signal Processing & Communications, Computer Network & Systems, leading to the degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). Its purpose is to prepare students for career in industry, research or education.

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a discipline that embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment. Computer engineering has traditionally been viewed as a combination of both computer science and electrical engineering.

ITU’s curriculum for a Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCE) is a blend of certain Computer Science and Electrical Engineering courses. This reflects the fact that computer engineers are partly programmers and partly computer hardware designers. They are not electronics engineers as their design work is always related to the computer. The computer, on the other hand is always a program driven device. Typical areas, where this blend is applied and for which ITU prepares the students include ASIC design, FPGA development, firmware development, hardware-firmware integration, and circuit design. The development of this graduate curriculum has taken the recommendations of the above cited IEEE/ACM task force into consideration.

Doctorate Programs

For the most current degree requirements, view the course catalog.

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Last modified: August 17, 2016