Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

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Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer

Engineering can be described as “Science in Service to Society.” Nowhere is that more evident than in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering. Electrical, computer, and systems engineers have long been at the forefront of new discoveries and their integration into advanced design and engineering methodologies. The impact of electrical, computer, and systems engineers on society can be seen in areas as diverse as medicine and medical technology, communications, environmental monitoring, energy sources and systems, entertainment and gaming, advanced transportation systems, and more. Inventions in areas such as integrated electronics and optical devices stimulate innovations in computers, control, and communications. New systems theory and mathematical techniques are then needed for analysis and design.

Addressing perhaps the broadest of scientific disciplines, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) rests on a wide range of scientific fundamentals and therefore offers numerous advantages for undergraduate and graduate study. Among them is the ability to attack the many facets of modern problems of social relevance that cut across disciplinary lines. The flexibility for students to embark on individually tailored programs and for the department to launch new areas of research is a hallmark of ECSE.

The department offers programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in both electrical engineering and in computer and systems engineering. Each curriculum is sufficiently flexible to accommodate a wide range of interests. The curriculum the student selects, and the detailed program within the chosen curriculum, is determined by his or her specific interests.