Juan Alfaro (left) and Wilbert Chan, both CPE seniors, adjust a drone for their Major Design Experience project, with industry sponsor NAVAIR.
ECE’s two-semester Major Design Experience (ECE 4805-4806) provides teams of students with an industry-like experience on projects specified and directed by industry partners. The teams take a substantial hardware project through the proposal process, design concept, implementation, and testing.
The ECE Department continues to grow at a steady pace. In 2015 and 2016, the number of undergraduates entering either the electrical engineering or computer engineering degree program doubled to about 450 per year, consistently representing 20 percent of the College of Engineering’s new majors.