The School has a tradition of technological leadership demonstrated since its inception in 1906 at the University of Oklahoma. Historical highlights of the School include:
- 1906: Moved from Applied Science to College of Engineering;
- 1972: Computer Science combined into the School;
- 1992: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science became separate Schools within the College of Engineering; and
- 1996: Curriculum reorganized to support both Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees; the school was renamed the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is committed to excellence in teaching, quality research in selected areas of leading edge technology, and the professional development of students.
Having Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in a single School offers the student an exciting combination of technologies with which to meet the design problems of the twenty-first century and an opportunity to develop hands-on skills at the device and system levels. Each degree is based on class offerings from both specialties within ECE, augmented by classes from the School of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering. With this balance, the student is prepared to handle both hardware and software design and analysis topics. Engineering research and career applications include bioengineering, communications, computer architecture, solid state devices and materials, electric power and radio frequency systems, image and signal processing, instrumentation and control systems, and linear and digital electronics. The School participates with other Colleges to develop advanced degrees specializing in electric energy management, bioengineering and telecommunications systems technologies.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students.