Minor in electrical and computer engineering

For students who are not electrical and computer engineering (ECE) majors and are interested in broadening their exposure to and understanding of electrical and computer engineering related to their background, the electrical and computer engineering department offers a minor.

The minor in ECE will provide an exciting opportunity to acquire a knowledge of electrical and computer engineering as needed in today's diverse and technology-driven society. Mechanical, chemical, medical, computer science, and many other fields fundamentally rely on electronics, computer hardware, and software interfaces more than ever before. Examples are found in emerging technologies such as health care, the internet of things, cyber-physical systems, new robotics applications, machine vision, augmented reality, 5G/6G wireless, complex systems-on-chip, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and machine learning systems, just to name a few. The incorporation and understanding of of hardware-level programming, chip design, and electronics, along with their major field of study will give our students an edge in the marketplace.


The minor in electrical and computer engineering requires a minimum of 15-16 credits as outlined below.

Code Title Credits
Mathematics Prerequisite: Differential Equations  
ECE 2050 Object-Oriented Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
or ECE 4050 Algorithms and Data Structures
ECE 2610 Digital Logic Design 4
ECE 3300 Introduction to Electrical Circuits (preferred) 4
or ECE 3320 Introduction to Electrical Circuits
Select one elective course from the following: 3-4

ECE 3620

Introduction to Microcomputers  

ECE 3570


ECE 3040

Numerical Methods for Engineers  

Any course ECE 4000-5999 *

Total Credits 14-15
* Students are responsible for completing any prerequisite coursework associated with these courses. Students should ensure they have the correct background as these courses may be on the challenging side.