Nov 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~

Through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IPFW offers bachelor’s programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering. Both the computer engineering and the electrical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (EAC/ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone 410-347-7700.

Studies in engineering emphasize the practical and analytical aspects of engineering by combining laboratory and lecture courses in mathematics, science, humanities, and engineering sciences.


The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to support the needs of Northeast Indiana through education, scholarship, and service. We are committed to providing quality educational opportunities to both traditional and non-traditional students and seek to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue productive engineering careers. Our faculty is also dedicated to excellence in scholarship and service to the community and the profession.

Educational Objectives

The faculty of the electrical and computer engineering department at IPFW is committed to continuous improvements in its engineering programs. As such, the faculty continues to work with the alumni, their employers, and the Industrial Advisory Board to realize the following educational objectives:

  • Prepare students for successful careers in industry.
  • Develop student expertise in the synthesis process, with an emphasis on product design.
  • Provide the opportunity for students to work as a team on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Ensure students have a sound foundation in the mathematical, scientific, and engineering fundamentals.
  • Promote the importance of professional ethics, value of professional registration, lifelong learning, and professional development.


To gain admission to the engineering programs, in addition to satisfying IPFW admission requirements (Regulations ) you should rank in the upper half of your high school class and have the following courses on your record:

Subject Semesters
Algebra 4
Biology or physics 2
Chemistry 2
English 8
Plane geometry 2
Trigonometry 1

Additionally, you must have a minimum SAT critical reading score of 480, an SAT mathematics score of 520, and an SAT writing score of 500 or a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (with at least an English score of 20 and a mathematics score of 23) for admission to freshman engineering. If you only partially meet the above requirements, you may be admitted to a dual technology/engineering program until you meet all of the admisson requirements for the engineering program of your choice.

Admission deadlines for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are:

Aug. 1 for the fall semester.
Dec. 15 for the spring semester.
May 1 for Summer Session I.
June 15 for Summer Session II.

Special Academic Regulations for Students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Plan of Study

A One Year Plan of Study must be approved by your academic advisor every semester to ensure that you are making satisfactory academic progress towards graduation.

Concentration Course Grades

You must have a combined GPA of at least 2.00 in all ECE courses and in any other courses used to fulfill technical-elective requirements. It is your responsibility to see that this requirement is met. Even though the grade of D is accepted as a passing grade in some courses, it is highly recommended that the course be repeated if it serves as a prerequisite to another required course.  All courses used to satisfy any General Education Requirement must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

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