The links on this page lead to valuable information about the Electrical and Computer Engineering Emphases, options and graduate programs.

Why choose Northern Arizona University?  We are undergraduate-focused, our class size averages about 40, our classes are all taught by regular faculty, and you can be confident of receiving a very good education in accredited programs that are currently ranked in the top 25% by U.S. News and World Report for engineering colleges whose highest degree is a masters degree. We are learner-centered, our facilities and labs are current and student-oriented, our caring faculty are accessible to students, and our tuition is fairly low and is guaranteed for 4 years.  You will be living and learning in a beautiful natural setting of a mountainside forest, you will have an abundance of learning assistance available to help you be successful in these relatively challenging programs, and your education features the Design4Practice hands-on program that won Boeing Company's outstanding educator award in 1999. 

Changes coming Fall 2016!  The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Informatics Computing Program are being combined into the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, a dynamic research-intensive unit with diverse faculty members working in areas that span the foundations of computing, electrical engineering as well as their application. We seek to incorporate informatics, computing, and cybersystems engineeering as essential components of research and learning and collaborate with faculty and researchers throughout engineering, computational science, the natural and social sciences, health sciences, business, and other emerging interdisciplinary research areas. Our faculty’s research interests include wireless sensor and communication systems, cyber-physical systems, software architecture and visualization, computer graphics, model-driven design, machine learning, wearable computing, bioinformatics, renewable and smart energy, population health, remote sensing, and ecological modeling. With a planned launch in Fall 2016, we will offer all our current degree programs including our B.S.E., M.S.E. and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and new interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S. programs in informatics, computing and cyber engineering, with emphases that include Health and Bioinformatics, Ecological and Environmental Informatics, and Cyber and Software Systems. Searches are launching for additional research and teaching oriented faculty positions.  See the right hand side bar for links.

Latest news from China!  We have completed our first class at our partner institution, the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, in China.  Our team of faculty teach eight of our undergraduate EE courses in Chongqing and then those students come to NAU for the fourth year of study.  This will allow us to revitalize our entire curriculum, add several senior elective classes to broaden student opportunities and further globalize our learning experiences to better prepare students for the future. NAU students may also choose to study abroad in Chongqing.

Come and pay us a visit!  You are cordially invited to pay us a visit either via our Daily Campus Visit program or our Discover NAU open houses throughout the year. 

Undergraduate Symposium!  Coming up in late April, 2016, is the annual capstone project design presentations in the duBois Center and the Skydome.  Anyone is welcome to come to the Skydome and duBois center for the annual capstone design presentations and posters; see the Undergraduate Symposium Website and College Website for more details.  The EE capstone project websites for last year are here


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