Jul 07, 2022  
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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

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.

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 network security, computer networks, compilers, programming languages

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 wireless networks and communications, multimedia communications, networks and multimedia security, pattern recognition, embedded systems, biomedical computing

Liudong Xing complex system reliability, fault-tolerant computing, intrusion-tolerant computing, risk assessment

Ruolin Zhou software defined radio, cognitive RF systems, hardware security, wireless embedded systems, signal processing

 

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, www.abet.org.

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 six graduate certificate programs. For details consult the Graduate Catalog.

Mission Statement

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth provides students with a universally recognized undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering, develops new ideas and technologies deployed around the world, and prepares its graduates to be vital contributors to the economic growth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the nation, and beyond.

Vision Statement

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will continue to provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate education driven by excellence in teaching and 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 lifelong 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 capacities, 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 program in computer engineering imposes the following expectations on its graduates.

1. Graduates will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

Specifics:

a. Identify and formulate possible solutions to complex engineering problems.

b. Solve, i.e., implement selected solution to complex engineering problems.

2. Graduates will have an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

3. Graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Specifics:

a. Written communication

b. Oral communication

4. Graduates will have an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering soultions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

Specifics:

a. Recognize ethical responsibilities.

b. Make informed judgements.

5. Graduates will have an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plans tasks, and meet objectives.

Specifics:

a. Function effectively on a team whose members provide leadership.

b. Function effectively on a team whose members create a collaborative/inclusive environment.

c. Function effectively on a team whose members establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.

6. Graduates will have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.

Specifics:

a. Develop and conduct appropriate experiments.

b. Analyze and interpret data.

c. Use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.

7. Graduates will have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 lifelong 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 capacities, 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 program in electrical engineering imposes the following expectations on its graduates.

1. Graduates will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

Specifics:

a. Identify and formulate possible solutions to complex engineering problems.

b. Solve, i.e., implement selected solution to complex engineering problems.

2. Graduates will have an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

3. Graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Specifics:

a. Written communication

b. Oral communication

4. Graduates will have an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering soultions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

Specifics:

a. Recognize ethical responsibilities.

b. Make informed judgements.

5. Graduates will have an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plans tasks, and meet objectives.

Specifics:

a. Function effectively on a team whose members provide leadership.

b. Function effectively on a team whose members create a collaborative/inclusive environment.

c. Function effectively on a team whose members establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.

6. Graduates will have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.

Specifics:

a. Develop and conduct appropriate experiments.

b. Analyze and interpret data.

c. Use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.

7. Graduates will have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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