Academics

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering (EECE) and Computer Engineering (CMPE), and a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) with options in Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Our undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.

Honors in the Major

The Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with faculty in your area of interest on an original research project or other approved original work. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the University for presentation at conferences or submission to competitions; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life. Completion of the Honors in the Major is shown on your permanent transcripts and on your diploma, and it is accompanied by letters of commendation from your thesis adviser, department chair, and the dean of your college, and you are specially recognized at graduation.

While Honors in the Major is part of the University Honors Program, each department administers its own program, so you need to see your department chair for particulars of Honors in the Major. Common features of all Honors in the Major programs are as follows:

  • You must complete 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major.
  • Your GPA must be in the top 5% for your major, and you must be recommended by a faculty member
  • To complete Honors in the Major, you must take 6 units of independent study (499H). These units are usually spread over two semesters. You must complete them with a minimum grade of B and maintain a minimum GPA (usually a B) overall.
  • The independent study culminates with a public presentation of the results of your Honors project.
  • While you may begin taking major courses during your freshman year, most students do not apply for Honors in the Major until their junior year.