Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Message From Chair

Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. On behalf of the EECS faculty, I invite you to explore the outstanding opportunities available in our department for students and industrial affiliates alike.

If you are a prospective undergraduate student, you will be interested in our accredited undergraduate degrees. The first one, Electrical Engineering, focuses on the fundamental aspects of the discipline such as network analysis, electronics, electronic system design, signal processing, control systems and electromagnetics. If you choose the Computer Engineering program, you will learn the design and analysis of digital computers and networks. Alternatively, you may decide to go for our new Computer Science and Engineering program administered jointly with the School of Information and Computer Science. You would then focus on both computer hardware and software and their synthesis into systems that sense, control, interact and display information.

The curricula for all of these degrees were developed through the EECS department's close ties to industry and are constantly refined to meet real world demands and today's rapid changes in technology. Laboratories in both hardware and software are integrated within the curriculum. You will be able to find a detailed description of these programs by surfing over to the UCI General Catalog.

The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering (EE) or a concentration in Computer Engineering (CpE). Because most graduate courses are not repeated every quarter, students should make every effort to begin their graduate program in the fall. 

Our prospective industrial affiliates will note our affiliation with major research centers at the university, including the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, the Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing, the Center for Embedded Computer Systems, and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. The EECS Faculty members affiliated with these centers work closely with industry to develop new technologies in such areas as nanotechnology, distributed computing and secure networks.

We welcome you to our department and invite you to learn more about our faculty, students and research centers by visiting the links available on this page or contacting any of our faculty.


H. Kumar Wickramasinghe
Nicolaos G. and Sue Curtis Alexopoulos Presidential Chair 
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine