About EECE

Electrical and Computer Engineering both continue to be attractive and lucrative professions. They have rich traditions in design, development, testing and commercialization of cellular and information highway technology, command, control and delivery of power of high speed machines, digital networks, microprocessors and supercomputers, of materials such as superconductors and bio-materials, and VLSI circuits for consumer and industrial electronic applications.

Howard's School of Engineering is amongst the top schools in the nation in the number of engineering degrees awarded to African-Americans. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has made significant contributions in this area. Graduates with a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering find employment in the aerospace, communications, computer system design, power distribution, consumer electronics, biomedical engineering and military industries. Many graduates pursue post baccalaureate studies for advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related fields. Many apply their technical expertise to engineering professions as well as to business, law and medicine. The department is well equipped with modern laboratories, dedicated faculty members, visiting professors; adjunct professors, administrative staff, and technical staff.

The Department offers courses leading to the B.S., M.E., and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. It also offers a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. The department offers the following areas of concentration: communications theory and signal processing, computer engineering, power and energy, control systems, solid-state electronics, microwaves and antennas, and digital systems and microprocessors.

The department is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Courses are taught to meet the requirements of ABET. The curriculum is design based and fully integrates science engineering and computer applications. The upper level courses and electives provide further depth of study for electrical and computer engineers.

Program Educational Objectives

Our ECE undergraduate programs educational objectives (PEO) are reviewed periodically by our constituencies in order to ensure that they reflect current industrial and academic trends, and to adapt our Program to a continuously and rapidly changing globalized society.

  1. Howard University Electrical/Computer Engineering graduates will achieve successful careers in Electrical/Computer Engineering or other fields that require technical and/or professional skills and knowledge
  2. Howard University Electrical/Computer Engineering graduates will pursue continuous professional development, including advanced study and/or research in technical or professional fields
  3. Howard University Electrical/Computer Engineering graduates will demonstrate active engagement and leadership within professional/community activities, with a special emphasis on African-American and other underrepresented communities


Electrical Engineering Professor Dr. Ahmed Rubaai Named an IEEE Fellow

Thu, February 11, 2016

Howard University’s Ahmed Rubaai, Ph.D., a professor of electrical engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow and is being recognized for “Contributions to The Development of High-Performance Controls for Electric Motor Drives.”Read More >>

Welcome Electrical and Computer Engineering Class of 2019!

Thu, August 20, 2015

Welcome Electrical and Computer Engineering Class of 2019!


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