Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

The Department of Systems Engineering offers a unique Electrical and Computer Engineering program, the only one of its kind in the state of Arkansas. The program combines the disciplines of electrical engineering and computer engineering and prepares the students to undertake the FE exam in Electrical and Computer Engineering (https://ncees.org/engineering/fe/).

The program is accredited by ABET from Oct 1, 2016 – Present.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) program aspires to produce graduates who will:

  1. Pursue a diverse range of careers as engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs
  2. Pursue excellence and leadership roles in science, engineering and technology related fields
  3. Continue professional development through self-study, continuing or graduate education and professional studies
  4. Conduct themselves with integrity in a professional and ethical manner

Student Learning Outcomes (SOs)

The graduates of the Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) program will have attained:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
 Enrollment and Graduation Data
Year AY 17-18 AY 18-19 AY 19-20 AY 20-21
Enrollment 22 31 33 34
Graduates 1 5 4 14


Early Entry Masters Program:

Starting with AY 2021, the department plans to offer an early entry Master’s program in electrical and computer engineering. Students enrolled in the program will be allowed to take upto 12 hours of graduate courses as electives that will then be counted toward an MS ECE degree.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Kamran Iqbal
Email: kxiqbal@ualr.edu