Lead Faculty: Dr. Alireza Moztarebi Farahani
The Electrical and Computer Engineering program involves the study of hardware, software, communications, and the interactions between them. Its curriculum focuses on the theories, principles, and practices of traditional electrical engineering and mathematics and applies them to the design of computers and computer-based devices. Electrical and Computer Engineering students study the design of digital hardware systems including communications systems, computers, and devices that contain computers. They study software development, focusing on software for digital devices and their interfaces with users and other devices. The program emphasizes a balanced approach between hardware and software, both built on an engineering and mathematics foundation. Currently, a dominant area within Electrical and Computer engineering is embedded systems, the development of devices that have software and hardware embedded within. For example, devices such as cell phones, digital audio players, digital video recorders, alarm systems, x-ray machines, and laser surgical tools all require integration of hardware and embedded software and all are the result of computer engineering. The undergraduate program is structured to establish analytical thinking and design skills in areas such as computer architecture, digital logic design, circuits analysis, computer communication networks, digital computer control, integrated circuit engineering, project management, VLSI design, digital signal processing and embedded systems.
To receive a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, students must complete at least 180 quarter units to include a minimum of 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements; 76.5 quarter units must be completed at the upper-division level, and 45, including the senior project courses (CEE498 and CEE499), must be taken in residence at National University. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.
Prerequisites for the Major (8 courses; 33 quarter units)