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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

University of New Haven Computer Science
Explore Our Academic Programs

The University of New Haven's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) is the largest in the Tagliatela College of Engineering (TCoE) and offers undergraduate degrees in four disciplines and master's degrees in three of these fields. These disciplines include Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Our Educational Philosophy

The mission of the department is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for professional practice and continued growth in the fields of electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and information technology. We provide students with the skills and basic background needed to become proficient in today's technology, as well as keep abreast of future developments in these fields after they graduate.

Being true to the broader educational missions of the university and the TCoE, the programs in the department possess many facets. Through the university's core requirements, students expand their cultural and intellectual horizons by exposure to the humanities and social sciences, in addition to the technical aspects of mathematics and science. Written and oral communication skills are developed repeatedly throughout the curriculum. Teamwork also plays an important role in many classes.

During the freshman and sophomore years, students in each program participate at different levels in the multidisciplinary, spiral curriculum of the TCoE, in addition to taking introductory discipline courses. They then have an opportunity to pursue particular interests through required and elective courses in their final two years.

Another important feature of these programs is putting theory into practice. Through a mixture of specific lab courses and in-class projects, students will have "hands-on" experiences to further emphasize the lessons they have learned. These activities culminate in a design project in their senior year, as well as an internship in the local industry.

Students are encouraged to develop themselves not only academically, but also socially. Various opportunities exist outside the classroom for interaction with other students and faculty. The Living/Learning Community provides a great bonding experience in the freshman year. In later years, various clubs and student chapters of national societies provide an opportunity to listen to visiting lecturers, attend workshops or conferences, and take field trips into the surrounding industry.

Further Information 

We invite you to explore the various pages of the department to learn more about the details of our programs , its faculty and staff , the facilities and the various opportunities open to current and prospective students . If you need more information, please contact us at (203) 932-7165 or .