Electrical and Computer Engineering

What We Offer

A major component of our department involves "hands-on" learning, and we have integrated the laboratory experience into many of your classes. We want you to be assured that you will not only know the material critical to electrical and computer engineering, but also that you will be able to demonstrate mastery of the material when you graduate.

  • In ECE 1552, we are using the Arduino platform to introduce fundamentals of micro-controller-based embedded systems.  We use the platform to provide hands-on experience with C++ program construction, interrupts, and hardware interfacing with numerous components (e.g., sensors, actuators, etc.).
  •  In ECE 2551, we transition from embedded systems programming to embedded applications managed by an operating system.  We use the Intel Galileo and/or Raspberry Pi to design and develop embedded systems using the Linux operating system.  We also use Windows PCs to develop applications that command and control such systems.
  • In ECE 4112 Digital Electronics we design CMOS circuits.
  • In ECE 3551 Microcomputer Systems 1, ECE 3552 Microcomputer Systems 2, and ECE 3553 Multifarious Systems, we are using the latest Texas Instruments DSP boards.
  • In ECE 4342 Virtual Instrumentation, we are using LabView to create virtual instruments.
  • Our students have developed innovative senior design projects, such as autonomous vehicles, speech-activated computers, and robots entered into IEEE competitions.

We offer bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees, with graduate specializations in computing, signal and image processing, and wireless communications. Our university's location on Florida's Space Coast gives it a unique place in the academic world. Corporations whose scientists and engineers are making tomorrow's technological breakthroughs for the U.S. space program surround the area, and their proximity allows easy interaction between their efforts and the university community.