Jul 19, 2018  
2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Faculty and Fields of Interest

David A Brown engineering and physical acoustics, transduction, underwater acoustics, sonar, communications, navigation, dynamic materials properties characterization

John R Buck acoustic properties of materials, acoustic transducers, animal bioacoustics, information theory, signal processing, signal processing pedagogy, underwater acoustics

Antonio H Costa  (chairperson) time-frequency representations, spectral estimation, signal processing, image processing

Lance N Fiondella reliability engineering, transportation engineering

Paul J Fortier computer architecture and evaluation, data mining and knowledge discovery, database systems, embedded systems, real-time systems

Paul Gendron  statistical signal processing, detection and estimation theory.

Robert C Helgeland circuits, power electronics, electromechanical energy conversion, marine electronic systems

Dayalan P Kasilingam remote sensing, applied electromagnetics, wireless communications, adaptive signal processing

Yifei Li high dynamic range RF / photonic links, integrated photonic frequency mixer, tunable microwave lasers

Hong Liu computer networks, compilers, programming languages

Howard E Michel distributed artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks, distributed computing, sensor networks

Karen L Payton digital signal processing, speech processing, speech acoustics, auditory perception

David Rancour solid state devices, VLSI, quantum mechanics

Philip H Viall computer networks, assembly languages, rehabilitation engineering

Honggang Wang biomedical computing, embedded systems, multimedia communications, pattern recognition, sensor neteorks, software design, wireless networks and communication

Liudong Xing decision diagrams, dependable computing and networking, fault-tolerant computing, reliability engineering, risk assessment, sensor networks

 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers undergraduate programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. Both undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

At the graduate level, the ECE Department offers programs leading to a Master of Science degree in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering with options in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. In addition, the ECE Department offers five graduate certificate programs. For details consult the Graduate Catalog.

Mission Statement

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides excellent undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering, develops new ideas and technologies, and supports economic growth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.

Vision Statement

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will continue to provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering with graduate programs driven by excellence in research.

Computer Engineering

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

The computer engineering program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth provides students with the broad technical education necessary for productive employment in the public or private sector or success in graduate degree programs, and develops in them an understanding of fundamentals and current issues important for life-long learning.

The PEOs of the computer engineering program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. Three to five years after graduation, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering expects its graduates in Computer Engineering to have achieved the following:

I. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Employment in the computer engineering field in various capacitites, including product design and development, field engineering, quality control, research and development, manufacturing, consulting, testing, project management, and technical marketing.

II. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Continuous career improvement, evidenced by assumption of greater responsibility or leadership, promotion, participation in continuing education or graduate studies, or transition into other technical or professional careers.

III. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Awareness of the social and ethical ramifications of their work.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

The undergraduate programs in Computer Engineering impose the following expectations on its graduates. Graduates will:

  1. have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics.
  2. have an ability to apply knowledge of basic sciences.
  3. have an ability to apply knowledge of core electrical engineering specialties to solve engineering problems.
  4. have the ability to create computer programs to solve engineering problems.
  5. have an ability to develop models and apply them to engineering problems.
  6. have effective laboratory skills.
  7. have an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  8. be able to design a system, component, process or computer program to meet design needs using design principles, techniques and engineering tools.
  9. have an ability to work as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team.
  10. be able to communicate and express ideas coherently, professionally and effectively.
  11. have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  12. have knowledge of contemporary issue and an understanding of the impact of engineering on society.
  13. understand the need for and have an ability to engage in lifelong learning.

Electrical Engineering

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

The electrical engineering program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth provides students with the broad technical education necessary for productive employment in the public or private sector or success in graduate degree programs, and develops in them an understanding of fundamentals and current issues important for life-long learning.

The PEOs of the electrical engineering program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. Three to five years after graduation, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering expects its graduates in Electrical Engineering to have achieved the following:

I. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Employment in the electrical engineering field in various capacitites, including product design and development, field engineering, quality control, research and development, manufacturing, consulting, testing, project management, and technical marketing.

II. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Continuous career improvement, evidenced by assumption of greater responsibility or leadership, promotion, participation in continuing education or graduate studies, or transition into other technical or professional careers.

III. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Awareness of the social and ethical ramifications of their work.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

The undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering impose the following expectations on its graduates. Graduates will:

  1. have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics.
  2. have an ability to apply knowledge of basic sciences.
  3. have an ability to apply knowledge of core electrical engineering specialties to solve engineering problems.
  4. have the ability to create computer programs to solve engineering problems.
  5. have an ability to develop models and apply them to engineering problems.
  6. have effective laboratory skills.
  7. have an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  8. be able to design a system, component, process or computer program to meet design needs using design principles, techniques and engineering tools.
  9. have an ability to work as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team.
  10. be able to communicate and express ideas coherently, professionally and effectively.
  11. have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  12. have knowledge of contemporary issue and an understanding of the impact of engineering on society.
  13. understand the need for and have an ability to engage in lifelong learning.

 

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