Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

The computer engineering program at PUC is a well-rounded program that provides a strong theoretical and practical background in both hardware and software, including their applications.  Computer engineering is a dynamic profession which shapes the world and impacts many areas of our lives – from the hardware & software that networks the world via the internet to the microprocessors in mp3 players; from the software that is written to control industrial operations in manufacturing to the hardware required to support applications in virtual reality, robotics and biomedical devices.  Computer engineering is a profession that is constantly leading the development of new technology.  The students can receive a Computer Science Minor without any additional credit within the Computer Engineering Program.

Our nationally recognized program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET).  It has prepared students for professional careers that include:

  • Computer Architecture/Software Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Computer Networking and Communications
  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Bioinstrumentation (Minor)
  • Control and Automation

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is a creative profession that involves teamwork and a strong knowledge of science and mathematics when solving practical problems that are affecting society.  Through research, design, and development electrical engineers develop a host of systems that control, monitor, and energize industrial equipment, household products, and transportation systems resulting in virtually every product found in the home and industry today.  Examples range from cell phones and medical diagnostic equipment to manufacturing control systems and hybrid vehicles.  Through their involvement in alternative energy, improved energy efficiency, and electric vehicles, electrical engineers are actively engaged in finding solutions to the problems of climate change and energy independence.  Our program provides excellent experiential, research and design opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students.

Our nationally recognized program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET).  It has prepared students for professional careers that include:

  • Electronics
  • Power and Energy Systems (Minor)
  • Control Systems
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Bioinstrumentation (Minor)
  • Digital Systems
  • Mechatronics (Minor)

What Makes Purdue Calumet’s Engineering Program Attractive

10 reasons that attract students to Purdue Calumet’s engineering programs

  1. Ranked among the top 50 of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs at Non-Doctoral Schools by US News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year
  2. Opportunity to earn an internationally respected Purdue Engineering degree
  3. Personal attention, small class sizes and easy access to professors
  4. Active engineering student organizations and national competitions
  5. Distinguished engineering faculty
  6. Rich experiential learning, research, internships, and job opportunities
  7. Easy access to state-of-the-art laboratories
  8. Excellent value and superior location: 25 miles from Chicago and surrounded by industrial companies
  9. Opportunity to earn baccalaureate and master’s engineering degrees within five years
  10. Excellent job placement with high starting salary for graduates