Department Overview

ACCREDITATION

Morgan State University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Electrical Engineering program was founded in September 1984 and "is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org." [ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology]. Morgan State University has recently been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.  Read More

THE MAJOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides its students the opportunity to apply mathematical and physical concepts to engineering problems early in the curriculum, through laboratory and design experiences. The Department has been following the philosophy of design across the curriculum for some time. In addition to the strong design experience integrated throughout the required courses, the electives offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills with additional open-ended problem solving. These problems are broad-based, incorporating knowledge from specialty areas of communications systems, signal processing, microwave systems, solid state electronics, controls and automation, power, computer engineering and cyber security. The computer engineering and cyber security emphases are special components of the electrical engineering (EE) program, where the Department offers a concentration in these areas within its EE program. This expands and rounds out the program by providing the necessary tools to meet the demands of the information age.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department 2018-2020 Handbook

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department 2018-2020 Course Sequence Flowchart

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

The objectives of the Department are consistent with those of the School of Engineering. In striving to develop a program of the highest quality, the program seeks to instill in its students the confidence and competence required to meet the challenges associated with careers in electrical and computer engineering. The primary objective of the Department is to develop a challenging and adaptive electrical and computer engineering curriculum which continuously fosters excellence, breadth, and depth. Within this framework the Department will produce students that will:

  • Remain effective in their employment in engineering and other professional career fields.
  • Facilitate innovation and synthesis of new products and services, as well as improve existing products, in a global context.
  • Continue to be leaders and/or contributors in their profession, community and organizations.
  • Continue the learning process throughout their careers.
  • Provide service to their profession and community-at-large.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING STUDENT OUTCOMES

The ECE student outcomes serves as specific guidelines and standards of the core knowledge, skills and abilities, that students are expected to achieve by the time of graduation. The outcomes also indicate the minimum standards of achievement for students matriculating through the program.
The student outcomes are closely aligned with the guidelines of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET for accredited engineering programs. Graduates from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Morgan State University will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

STUDENT ADVISING

Getting proper advisement during your undergraduate program is essential to your success in graduating on time, as well as being intellectually prepared to pursue your next endeavor in life, whether that is pursuing a higher degree in the field or a career as an electrical engineer.

In our department we pay close attention to the progress of our students in their curriculum. The advisement process for the Electrical Engineering department is as follows:

  • Freshman - All freshman are advised by the Student Support staff: Retention Specialist, Retention Advisor, and the Director of First Year Engineering Experience (Honor Students) or selected Electrical Engineering faculty; 
  • Sophomores - All sophomores are advised by designated School of Engineering (SOE) Advisors until you have successfully completed core 200-level EEGR courses (ie. EEGR 202, EEGR 203, EEGR 211, EEGR 215, EEGR 221). These advisors will contact you via email to advise you virtually or to schedule an appointment via Starfish; 
  • Juniors - All Juniors who have successfully completed core 200-level EEGR courses (ie. EEGR 202, EEGR 203, EEGR 211, EEGR 215, EEGR 221) are advised by designated Electrical Engineering faculty. All students should schedule an appointment via email or Starfish requesting an appointment to be advised virtually or in person; 
  • Seniors - All Seniors are advised by designated Electrical Engineering faculty. All students should schedule an appointment via email or starfish requesting an appointment to be advised virtually or in person; Graduating seniors in their last semester will be advised by the Department Chairperson. 
  • Transfers - All Transfer students must complete the University Transfer process. This process can be found by going to The Office of Transfer Student Programming website, and completing the Transfer Student Online Orientation. Once a student has completed that process, the student will receive an email from soetransfer@morgan.edu to be advised virtually or in person.

For more infomation, please see the Handbook