About the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
The world is evolving rapidly, driven in large part by technological developments and breakthroughs that affect every aspect of our lives. The challenges we are facing in the 21st century are plenty and, in many ways, unprecedented in our history.
Engineers, however, have the knowledge and skills to make Lebanon and the world a better place. They can help solve critical problems like pollution, the energy crisis, and the spread of contagious diseases.
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is at the heart of most current technological breakthroughs. From devices that provide accurate medical diagnoses to exploring distant planets, ECE plays a crucial role.
At the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at LAU, we truly believe in our mission to educate our students to become responsible and productive engineers that can effectively manage future challenges and better serve their communities. Our talented team of faculty and staff in addition to our state-of-the art facilities and ABET-accredited programs ensure that our graduates will be well qualified to have successful careers.
Our undergraduate degrees offer students the opportunity to work in many diverse fields. Our graduates can work in the biomedical field, finance and banking, the communications sector, the computer industry, and the energy sector, just to name a few. They also go into consulting, medicine, teaching and research, not to mention many that go on to develop their own start-ups. The only question that remains is, which degree is right for you?
What is Computer Engineering?
It is almost impossible to imagine our contemporary world without computer technology. Almost everything is dependent on computers in some form or another, and computer engineers make it all possible. Computer engineers are at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which revolves around artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain just to name a few.
Students in the computer engineering program develop an in-depth knowledge of digital systems, computers, software, networks, and communications systems. In addition to the core topics in electrical and computer engineering, students are exposed to subjects such as microprocessors, operating systems, computer architecture, database systems, networks, electronics, control systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, reconfigurable computing, communications systems, and telecommunications.
What is Electrical Engineering?
Our society is powered by electricity and electrical engineering can be found at the core of the rapidly evolving high-tech industry. The electrification of vehicles and e-mobility revolution, in addition to the renewed push for sustainable development, green technologies and 5G communication networks, not to mention the field of biomedical engineering, are just a small sample of why electrical engineering graduates will be highly sought after in the coming years.
Electrical engineers design, build, test, and supervise the manufacturing and operation of a variety of electrical devices: from the power generation and distribution networks that power our homes to the microchips that control our computers and hospital equipment; from mobile phones to fiber optic and satellite communications; from robots in spacecraft to cars and industrial systems. Graduates with a degree in electrical engineering are unique in how many diverse fields they can specialize in.