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C. Pollock, director; D. Albonesi, associate director; D. F. Delchamps, advising coordinator; E. Afshari, A. B. Apsel, C. Batten, E. Y. Bitar, A. W. Bojanczyk, T. Chen, H.-D. Chiang, P. C. Doerschuk, D. A. Hammer, C. R. Johnson, Jr., E. Kan, R. R. Kline, A. Lal, R. Manohar, J. F. Martínez, A. Molnar, F. Rana, A. P. Reeves, C. E. Seyler, J. R. Shealy, X. Shen, M. G. Spencer, C. Studer, G. E. Suh, A. Tang, S. Tiwari, L. Tong, A. B. Wagner, S. B. Wicker, Z. Zhang
Electrical and Computer Engineering:
Offered by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact: Student Services Office, 222 Phillips Hall, (607) 255-9442, www.ece.cornell.edu
This major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The Electrical and Computer Engineering major (ECE), leading to a B.S. degree, provides a foundation that reflects the broad scope of this engineering discipline.
Concentrations include computer architecture and organization, digital systems and computer vision; power systems control; communications, networks, information theory and coding, signal processing and optimization; electronic circuits, VLSI, solid state physics and devices, MEMs, nanotechnology, lasers and optoelectronics; electromagnetics, radiophysics, space sciences, and plasmas.
ECE majors must take ECE 2300 /ENGRD 2300 as an engineering distribution course. The major normally begins in the spring of the sophomore year. Of the courses listed below, only ENGRD 2100 /ECE 2100 and ECE 2300 /ENGRD 2300 , and ECE 2200 are currently taught in both the fall and spring semesters.
ECE Majors must complete:
1. The major required courses:
2. At least three ECE foundation courses:
The current list of ECE foundation courses is:
3. A minimum of four ECE courses at the 4000-level or above
Students who entered Cornell Fall 2014 or later must choose these courses according to Option A below. Students enrolled at Cornell as of May 2014 may elect to choose these courses according to Option B instead. Important rules governing prerequisites and course sequencing under both options appear in the online ECE Undergraduate Handbook. http://www.ece.cornell.edu/ece/academics/undergraduate/major/upperelectives.cfm
Option A: (1) A minimum of two Culminating Design Experience (CDE) courses. A list of CDE courses appears online in the ECE Undergraduate Handbook. http://www.ece.cornell.edu/ece/academics/undergraduate/major/upperelectives.cfm (2) A minimum of two breadth and depth courses. These are ECE courses that list at least one ECE Foundation Course as a prerequisite.
Option B: A minimum of one CDE class chosen from among ECE 4370 , ECE 4530 , and ECE 4760 and a minimum of three breadth and depth courses.
4. At least three additional advanced ECE electives:
These are ECE lecture courses at the 3000-level or above.
5. Nine credits’ worth of outside-ECE technical electives:
See the online ECE Undergraduate Handbook for rules governing these courses.
6. A minimum of 54 credits in satisfying items 1 through 5.
Majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering are expected to meet the following academic standards:
- GPA ≥ 2.3 every semester.
- At least C– in every course used to satisfy major requirements.
- Satisfactory completion of MATH 2940 , PHYS 2214 , and at least two of ENGRD 2100 /ECE 2100 , ECE 2200 , ECE 3400 , and ENGRD 2300 /ECE 2300 by the end of the sophomore year and adequate progress toward the degree in subsequent semesters.