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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome
!


21 full
-
time faculty


310 undergraduates, 165 grad students


~85 BS, 35 MS, 4 PhD annually


Innovative, project
-
based under
-
graduate program with a focus on

innovation, creativity and teamwork


Project/research activity with

Analog Devices, General Dynamics,
Texas Instruments, Intel, BAE Systems,
Raytheon ...


Very active graduate research

program that integrates undergrads into
many of the projects

ECE at WPI

Holy Name High School Wind Turbine that resulted from an ECE Undergraduate Project

Welcome to the ECE Department

State of the Art, Student Centric



Modern, well equipped and well

maintained laboratories.


Projects and laboratory experiences

that are “real” and make a difference.


A strong advising system.


Focus on teamwork.


Friendly, supportive community.


Active student groups: IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu


Open 24:7 for student use.


Cost effective BS/MS program
.

Computer and Embedded

Systems Laboratory
.

Focus Areas within ECE


Computers/microprocessor systems


Microelectronics Circuits


Electromagnetics, Antennas


Satellite and Indoor Positioning
Systems


Power Electronics and Systems


Data Security, Cryptography


Communications, Wireless
Networking


Software Defined Radios (SDRs)


Biomedical Signal Processing,
Advanced Prosthetics


Robotic Systems and Sensors

ECE Labs

Computer Engineering or Computer Science??


Hardware + Software vs.
Software


Engineering vs. Science



Computer scientists
discover
underlying principles

of computation:
logic, language, knowledge
organization, intelligence…


Computer engineers use these
principles to
solve problems

in
hardware and software involving an
enormous number of applications,
products and devices using embedded
processors and DSPs

Companies that Hire Our Graduates

Project Presentation Day Preparation

Grad Schools that Our Students Attend


California Institute of Technology


Carnegie Mellon University


University of Michigan


University of Virginia


Boston University


Purdue


Stanford


MIT


RPI


WPI

2008 “Robot Joint” MQP Team

Some WPI graduate students and
faculty at Hawaii Day barbecue

Program Distribution Requirements

Finding Your Path:

Being
Creative

Solving Important Problems

Making a Difference

Finding Your Path


Strategy for Planning your Courses


“I’m not sure what I like best in ECE …”


Sample different areas


Build breadth to inform decision


Eventually go in depth for good MQP background


“I know I want to do …”


Go in depth as soon as possible!


Fill in breadth later for solid ECE
-
wide background


Tools


Program Flowchart


Find courses, paths in areas of interest


Program Tracking Sheet


Meet all catalog requirements for graduation

ECE Program Flow Chart (current)

Basic (Core)
Courses

Electrical Engineering Courses

Computer

Engineering

Courses

ECE2010 ABCD
Intro. to ECE

ECE Program Flow Chart (2011
-
12)

Basic Courses

The Next Level


MQP Preparation


Advanced Courses


ECE Courses

Basic

Courses



ECE 2010


Intro to ECE



ECE
2019


Sensors, Circuits, and Systems



ECE
2029


Intro to Digital Circuits and Computer Systems



ECE 2049


Embedded Computer Systems



ECE 2311


Continuous
-
Time Signal and System Analysis

Next Level



ECE 3501


Electrical Energy Conversion



ECE
2201


Microelectronic Circuits I




ECE 2112


Electromagnetic Fields




ES 3011


Control Engineering



ECE 2312


Discrete
-
Time Signal and System
Analysis



ECE 3011


Bioinstrumentation and Biosensors



ECE 3803/3849


Microprocessor / Real Time Embedded Systems



ECE 3810/3829


Advanced Digital system Design with
FPGAs

Prep for MQP



ECE2799
-

Electrical and Computer Engineering Design

Math/Science/Eng. Science


Math


Calc

I


IV


MA2051, MA2201, MA2621, MA 2071


Physics


PH 1110/1111 (Mechanics)


PH1120/PH1121 (Electricity and Magnetism)


PH1130 (Modern Physics)


PH1140 (Oscillations and Waves)


Computer Science
(at least one 2000
-
level course, e.g. CS2301
)


Chemistry or Biology,
at least one of either


At least one “ES” course at 2000 level or above
(but not
ES3011)



Sophomore Year


Suggested ECE Courses


Depend on path in 2010, basic courses



Suggest completing your Humanities & Arts (HUA) Requirement


Suggest completing CS Requirement


CS2102 (Object Oriented Design) or CS2301 (System Programming for
Non
-
majors)


If you are interested in an off
-
campus IQP during your junior year, you must
apply by September of your sophomore year.


If you are interested in a summer internship, you may start to look for one
during your sophomore year



Possible ECE
Courses








Sophomore Year Plans

Year

Term

Course(s
)

First

A



B

C

2010

D

2022

Soph

A

2019

B

2311

C

2049

D

2799

Year

Term

Course(s
)

First

A



B

C

2010

D

2022

Soph

A

2049

B

3803?

C

2019

D

2799

Prefer “EE” side








Prefer “CE” side









Possible ECE
Courses








Sophomore Year Plans

Year

Term

Course(s
)

First

A



B

C

D

2010

Soph

A

2019

B

2311

C

2049

D

2799

Year

Term

Course(s
)

First

A



B

C

D

2010

Soph

A

2049

B

2029

C

2019

D

2799

Prefer “EE” side








Prefer “CE” side









Possible ECE
Courses








Sophomore Year Plans

Year

Term

Course(s
)

First

A



B

2010

C

2111

D

2311

Soph

A

2312

B

2029

C

2049

D

2799

Year

Term

Course(s
)

First

A



B

2010

C

2111

D

2022

Soph

A

2049

B

3803?

C

“Next

Level”?

a

㈷㤹

Prefer “EE” side








Prefer “CE” side








Junior Year & IQP



Find your specific interests within ECE:

1.
Power System Engineering (3501, 3503)

2.
Analog Microelectronics (3204, 4902, 4904)

3.
RF Circuits & Microwave (3113)

4.
Signals & Communications (2305, 3308, 3311, 4305, 4307)

5.
Biomedical Engineering (ECE/BME3011, 4011)

6.
Computer Engineering (3801, 3803, 4801)


Suggest complete your IQP


If you are interested in off
-
campus MQP, apply by the beginning of
November in your junior year.


Lincoln Lab; Limerick, Ireland; Silicon Valley;
Mitre
; Wall St; etc.


Or, make sure you have an on
-
campus MQP scheduled.


Consider the BS/MS program
;
A
pply by the beginning of D term in
your junior year.



Senior Year & MQP


MQP, MQP, MQP


It usually takes 1 full term for an off
-
campus project.


It usually takes 3 terms for an on
-
campus project.


Check with your advisor on your ECE requirements


At least 12 ECE courses plus MQP


At least 3 courses in Electrical Engineering


At least 2 courses in Computer Engineering


Check with your advisor on your overall degree requirements


15 units total (including everything)


HUA (2 units), Math & Basic Science (4 units), Engineering
Science and Design (6 units), IQP (1 unit), PE & SS (1
unit), Free Elective (1 unit)


Ready for walking cross the stage on graduation day …



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Questions
-

Feel Free to Contact Us


Prof. John Orr, orr@wpi.edu, AK214


Prof. Xinming Huang,
xhuang@ece.wpi.edu, AK216


Prof. Fred Looft, fjlooft@wpi.edu,
Department Head,
AK202


Ms
. Stacie Murray,
smurray@ece.wpi.edu
,
UG Admin, AK202


And feel free to contact any ECE faculty at
anytime

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