The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Union College offers specialized degree programs in Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CpE). Both programs provide students with a rigorous background in science and mathematics, but there is a difference in emphasis in the set of courses taken in the junior and senior years. This dual degree option at Union College allows students the opportunity to obtain greater depth in particular areas of electrical engineering according to their interests. While the two programs are quite different, students have the flexibility to take courses from both programs as free electives. In addition, the senior project gives students the opportunity to explore a topic from either one of these programs.
EE Program: The EE program blends study in cutting-edge areas such as audio and
image processing, wireless communications and nanotechnology with traditional areas such as electronic design, electric circuits, electromagnetics, optics, solid state devices, control systems, and communication systems. This in-depth curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge to develop novel solutions in many of the most critical industries in today's economy.
CpE Program: The CpE program is a multi-disciplinary program which integrates aspects from computer science and electrical engineering. Students take courses in compilers, operating systems, network protocols, embedded systems and robotics. In addition, they study software design principles and are exposed to more programming than in the EE program. This understanding of both software and hardware allows the student to view the design and development of hardware and software as two intimately linked parts of one activity.