Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to EECE

Welcome to your door to the future! A degree in either Computer or Electrical Engineering will prepare you for many great jobs including ones that haven't yet been invented. Our highly qualified faculty and small class size will provide you with an excellent opportunity to get an education that will prepare you for the rest of your professional life. Programs in our department are known for the hands-on experience that students gain while developing a critical understanding of electrical and computer engineering. Undergraduate students are prepared for professional careers in high demand areas, including computer hardware and software design, embedded and microprocessor systems, electromagnetics, communications system design, control systems, digital signal processing, and analog and digital electronics.

Our "Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)" program is unique in the state of California. It was designed to provide a balance between electrical and computer engineering while letting students pick specialization classes in either area.

Our graduates have been hired by regional, national and international organizations and we are proud of our prominence as a student focused department that educates students to be future leaders in electrical and computer engineering.

Chico is a friendly community of about 88,000 people and includes Bidwell Park, the third largest municipal park in the nation. Chico is situated in a rural landscape approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento, near some of Northern California's finest recreational areas: Mt. Lassen, lakes, the Sacramento River, and streams, offering fishing, swimming, biking, skiing, and hiking.

What's Happening! 

Outstanding Chapter

The IEEE-HKN national organization has selected the CSU Chico HKN chapter as one of 24 chapters to be awarded Outstanding Chapter for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The chapter has been active in its support of the EECE community at CSU Chico.  It has established a tutoring program for some of the EECE courses.  Currently, the chapter is expanding its activities to include outreach to local high school students.  Members are also contributing to the EECE department in other ways that will support student learning (theoretical and practical hands-on).  For example, one member is presently developing procedures for printed circuit board fabrication that will be used by students engaged in hardware design projects.

ADI Donation Obtained with Alumni Support

Analog Devices, Incorporated (ADI), through the sponsorship of Tony Pirc (a recent EECE graduate) has donated approximately $1,000 in-kind to support improvements to the laboratory experience in Electronics II, EECE 316, which Dr. Meghdad (Amin) Hajimorad will lead.

There has been an explosion of electrical and computer engineering what many would consider nontraditional fields such as biological sciences and agriculture.  Dr. Hajimorad commented that to insure that our students have the skill set needed to address the needs within these diverse fields, there must be continual efforts to broaden the applications of electrical and computer engineering concepts in our laboratories.  Furthermore, it is imperative that our engineering students are educated in the design of systems and demonstrate that the systems meet the design criteria.  Our students’ experiences in the department laboratories and through our hands-on intensive curriculum will develop their abilities that will enable them to contribute as electrical and computer engineers to technical advancements in any number of disciplines. 

ADI’s gracious donation will be used to introduce a bioinstrumentation signal-chain design project, an electroencephalograph (EEG), in the curriculum.  This will enhance the education of our students by giving them the experience of working on a biomedical-themed engineering design project.  We are greatly appreciative of Tony's effort to secure the ADI donation and his support as we modify our curriculum to help our students meet the growth in demand for electronics in fields such as the biological sciences.

Spring 2018 Lab Parts (PDF)

The IEEE student branch will offer students the opportunity to purchase parts kits for EECE courses at the beginning at the Spring 2018 semester. If you would like to order your parts on your own the list of components are provided in the following link.

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Receipients  

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