Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Welcome to the site of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. On behalf of the EECS faculty, I invite you to explore the outstanding opportunities available in our department for students and industrial affiliates alike.


The UCI EECS department is a world-class department with an internationally renowned faculty of 34 members, all top experts in their fields. It is home to more than fifty percent of the Engineering student body. The very name of the Department reflects a commitment to the promotion of an integrated view of the Electrical Engineering field ranging from microscopic (and even nanoscale) devices all the way to architectures, communications and software design -- in other words, everything "from electrons to programs." The Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science is creating the state-of-the-art in Computer Science and Engineering, including computer system design, high-speed analog and digital circuit design, signal and image processing, electromagnetics, photonics, high-efficiency power electronic circuits and alternative energy generation, etc. The department includes more than 20 research groups focused on areas as diverse as embedded systems, computer networks, middleware, real-time systems, micro-electro- mechanical systems and nanotechnology, communication systems, machine intelligence, and neural and soft computing. Within these disciplines, knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is applied to the theory, design, and implementation of devices and systems for the benefit of our society.

Undergraduate Curriculum

If you are a prospective undergraduate student, you will be interested in our accredited undergraduate degrees. The first one, Electrical Engineering, focuses on the fundamental aspects of the discipline such as network analysis, electronics, electronic system design, signal processing, control systems, and electromagnetics. If you choose the Computer Engineering program, you will learn the design and analysis of digital computers and networks. Alternatively, you may decide to go for our new Computer Science and Engineering program administered jointly with the School of Information and Computer Science. You would then focus on both computer hardware and software and their synthesis into systems that sense, control, interact, and display information.

The curricula for all of these degrees were developed through the EECS department's close ties to industry and is constantly refined to meet "real world demands" and today's rapid changes in technology. Laboratories in both hardware and software are integrated within the curriculum. You will be able to find a detailed description of these programs by surfing over to the UCI General Catalog.

Graduate Curriculum 

The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering (EE) or a concentration in Computer Engineering (CpE). Because most graduate courses are not repeated every quarter, students should make every effort to begin their graduate program in the fall. 

Of Interest to Industrial Affiliates

Our prospective industrial affiliates will note such major research centers as the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, the Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing, the Center for Embedded Computer Systems, and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. The EECS Faculty members affiliated with these centers work closely with industry to develop new technologies in such areas as nanotechnology, distributed computing, and secure networks.

We welcome you to our department and invite you to learn more about our faculty, students and research centers by visiting the links available on this page or contacting any of our faculty.

H. Kumar Wickramasinghe
Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of California, Irvine