About ECE

    The ECE department has eight full-time faculty members with expertise in the areas of embedded systems and software, electric power, electro-hydrodynamics, control, signal and image processing and communications. Faculty members’ efforts in teaching and research are supported by area-specific laboratories and state-of-the-art classrooms located on the third floor of the Zurn Science Building.

    • Program Educational Objectives


       The Electrical Engineering Program has two options: Electrical and Electronics and Computer Engineering. The program is designed to guide students to build technical competency and effective communication and leadership skills. Our program integrates the Core of Discovery and emphasizes holistic student development in accordance with the mission of Gannon University. The educational objectives for the undergraduate program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, are to produce graduates who: 

      • Demonstrate professional ethics and personal values in daily and professional life that exercise informed literary and aesthetic judgments by leveraging diverse cultures and societies 
      • Demonstrate teamwork and leadership qualities and/or attainment of leadership roles in a global work environment 
      • Demonstrate technical competency in applying comprehensive engineering knowledge throughout their chosen profession 
      • Demonstrate passion for life-long learning through engaging in the rapidly changing and emerging areas of technology, and/or continued professional development 

       

      To achieve these objectives, the ECE Program maintains a modern curriculum, state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching techniques, a well-qualified faculty, and a strong advising system 

    •  Program Information

      Overview

      The world of electrical and computer engineering is an ever-changing one. The advances during a new graduate’s working career of approximately 40 years will be phenomenal with applied undergraduate engineering courses slowly becoming obsolete. The most useful knowledge obtained from the undergraduate courses are the mathematics, engineering science and humanities courses, plus the acquired ability to attack and solve new problems in a forthright manner. Graduate school is the next step in a lifetime of learning for both new graduates and for those who have been out a few years and recognize the need for more education.

      1. Undergraduate Programs and Curriculum

        The undergraduate Electrical Engineering program is designed to guide the student to achieve technical competency and effective communication and leadership skills on projects, multi-disciplinary teams and society. The aim is to assure a sound preparation for adaptation in exciting and rapidly-changing areas of technology and the passion for lifelong learning. A part of this preparation is learning how to respond to ethical and public issues, including safety and social and environmental concerns.

        Undergraduate Fact Sheet
      2. The Graduate Programs and Curriculum

        The graduate programs and curriculum in ECE are designed to provide advanced studies for the graduate engineer who wishes to continue preparation for effective participation in the professions of electrical, software and systems engineering. The program also provides continuing education in advanced subjects for the working engineer who acknowledges the need to stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological world. Emphasis is placed on the development of the engineer’s capacity for independent study and continued professional growth.

        M.S. in Electrical Engineering Fact Sheet
        M.S. in Embedded Software Engineering Fact Sheet