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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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In the field of electrical and computer engineering, basic physical and mathematical principles are utilized to develop new devices, technologies, and techniques of constantly broadening application. Examples are the development, stemming from advances in solid-state and integrated circuit technology, of smaller, cheaper, and more powerful computers, microprocessors, and other data processors, and their utilization in a growing range of system applications; the growing use of data communications and sophisticated satellite communication networks; the use of lasers, and the development of fiber optic and integrated optical devices for various applications ranging from optical data processing to communication; development of sophisticated control techniques, remote sensors, and transducers for advanced automation and electric power systems; the application of electronics to health care and diagnostics (such as noninvasive measurements and ultrasound imaging); and energy conversion devices.

The areas of study available in the Department include: solid-state devices, lasers, integrated optics, optical computers, information sciences, digital circuits, computer engineering, integrated and active circuits, electric power systems, power electronics, bioengineering, image processing, neural networks, and modern control theory. Programs of both experimental and theoretical study are available in all these areas, as well as other interdisciplinary programs through the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

* For specific requirements, consult the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.

A more detailed exposition of the research activities of the Department is provided in a descriptive brochure available from the Departmental office. Senior students are encouraged to participate in research activities by means of independent study projects and student assistantships. Graduate students normally participate in the research program as graduate teaching assistants and research assistants.

The recently renovated College of Engineering laboratory building contains seven instructional laboratories for experimental work in control systems, analog circuits, digital systems, microcomputers, power electronics, optics, and communication systems; these laboratories are an integral part of the Department's instructional program. In addition, the Departmental faculty have eight research laboratories dealing with computer systems, computer vision, semiconductor device materials including a clean-room facility, opto-electronics, machine intelligence, and computation and neural networks. Microprocessor system development forms a core for all Departmental activity. Personal computer facilities are available for student use; the College Computer Center as well as the University Computing Services Center are available to all students through individual student accounts.

*BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Electrical Engineering
*MASTER OF SCIENCE in Computer Engineering
*MASTER OF SCIENCE in Electrical Engineering
*DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY with a major in computer engineering
*DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY with a major in electrical engineering