Bachelor of Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering is a diverse discipline with three major areas: computer engineering (software engineering, digital hardware design, embedded systems, VLSI), systems engineering (communications, control, signal processing), and electrical sciences (electronic and photonic devices, nanotechnology, and energy conversion).

The curriculum builds upon a foundation of mathematics and physics to provide students with breadth and selected depth in relation to the three major areas. Basic fundamentals are balanced with the newest developments in engineering technology, and a capstone design course promotes practical experience. Students who complete the BSEE program will be prepared for immediate employment or graduate study.

But there’s so much more that we offer than just the coursework!

Our undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research, and many of them have been engaged with a faculty member and lab from freshman year all the way through graduation. Anyone who has the desire and drive, regardless of age or experience, can contribute something to research in our department. Several of our undergrads have been listed as authors on research papers or won scholarships and awards based on their contributions.

Learn More About the Programs

The electrical and computer engineering program objectives are designed to promote technical competence, professional development and citizenship in the global community.

Progressive Degree Program

Our PDP program allows you to earn credits toward a Master’s Degree while completing your Bachelor’s Degree at USC.

Meet Our Faculty and See Their Work

Electrical Engineering and Smartphones

Hardware design, chip design, software design, screens, cameras and microprocessors. It’s all done in electrical engineering. If you want to build something new that will shape an entire industry, this is the place to do it.

Electrical Engineering and The Brain

Diagnosing Autism, Addiction, and Mental Health. Improving MRI resolution by a factor of 30 to better detect disease. Building brain-machine interfaces to convert human thoughts into movement. These are some of the ways Electrical Engineers are unlocking the brain.

Electrical Engineering and Green Energy

Our life is intertwined with how we use electricity – how we  generate and consume energy is one of the biggest problems of our day.  These questions need a lot of engineers working from a lot of angles. The great thing about this field is that you can approach it from so many directions and find the aspect that resonates with you.

Undergraduate Profiles

Carlos Martinez

2014 Latino of the Year
B.S. Graduate ’15

Naa Adei Mante

Former President, NSBE
B.S. Graduate ’15

Francisco Romero

B.S. Graduate ’15