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 Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Welcome to the home page of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science! The incessant expansion of the Internet, Wireless Communications, Information Technology and Alternative Energy Technologies continues to fuel demand for electrical engineers and computer scientists. Majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science thus offers excellent professional prospects and challenging career opportunities. Our dedicated and internationally recognized faculty is committed to providing a top-notch education which prepares students to successfully enter the job market or to continue for advanced studies at the graduate level..

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is a driving force in the improvement of how we interact in today’s world. Whether we consider the fundamentals behind today’s cable, wireless, and fiber-optic communications systems, the ever-increasing speed of computers, the intelligence embedded into our home appliances and automobiles, or emerging alternative energy sources, electrical engineering plays a dominant role.

Electrical Engineering was founded formally more than a century ago when Ampere, Faraday, and Ohm discovered the electrical quantities known as charge, potential and current and the dynamics of their interactions. Electrical engineering is the application of applied physicstoward the understanding of how these quantities can be used to serve humankind. It is integrated into all fields of engineering through measurement devices and equipment, electronic control systems, visual displays, and remote monitoring. Electrical engineers are major players in the design of technologically advanced systems that include commercial applications, space exploration, national defense, scientific discovery and medical technology.

Computer Science

Computers are ubiquitous today, yet their inner workings and future evolution remain shrouded in mystery for many people. Computer sciencestudies the fundamentals of hardware and software components, advanced system design and human interface issues, and pursues their applications in science, engineering and technology in our daily lives.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer programmers and computer analysts are expected to be among the fastest-growing occupations in the new millennium. The need for computer scientists in technical fields such as engineering and medicine as well as business and banking will continue to grow in the foreseeable future, ensuringample professional prospects for computer science graduates.


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  • 201 Pangborn Hall
    The Catholic University of America
    Washington, DC 20064
    Tel.: 202-319-5193
    Fax: 202-319-5195
    E-mail: EECS Administrative Office