Samuel I. Ward Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in CETA

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The Samuel I. Ward Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Hartford allows you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to solve 21st-century problems and become the next generation of creative technicians and engineerings.

Our programs focus on applications such as power systems, robotics, communication systems, computer networks, embedded computer systems, and audio systems. Starting in your first year, you can dive into hands-on applications in our fully equipped labs and studios built with new software and equipment supported by in-house staff of computer and technology specialists.

With a variety of categories and concentrations, transition your interests into a rewarding profession. The career path Engineering Technology graduates have is meaningful and rewarding. Students studying engineering technology often follow different career paths than those who study engineering. As a graduate from this program, you will be:

  • considered for entry-level positions in product design, development, testing, technical operations, or technical sales and service
  • prepared to begin technical assignments immediately because studies emphasize current industrial practices and design procedures
  • professionally certified in their specific area of expertise (and in many states may become registered professional engineers, though the process differs from that of engineering graduates)
  • eligible to study for advanced degrees in technical education and business, but may find entry to graduate engineering programs difficult (because of the emphasis on hands-on learning rather than theory)

Contact Department Chair Ying Yu for more information.

Afam Chiagoro

BSEE, 2018

Afam Chiagoro has always enjoyed electronics and understanding how electricity works. He found great success through the Electrical Engineering program in CETA and was hired within ten days of graduating last spring. Today, as a power distribution electrical engineer for Genesis Engineers, Chiagoro works on power systems for pharmaceutical buildings and laboratory facilities and is involved on different projects to bring power and electricity to these buildings. This experience has made him intrigued to learn how electrical circuits are connected.

The curriculum at the University of Hartford did prepare me to work within the industrial world. I was fortunate to work with so many CETA professors who were passionate about teaching, sharing hands-on learning experiences, and explaining how many electrical aspects work. My experience through CETA, especially, was the foundation for the basic knowledge I needed to succeed in this field.

Meet the Samuel I. Ward Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Akram Abu-aisheh
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Alaa Al Ghazo
Visiting Instructor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Hisham Alnajjar
Dean
Dean's Office
Engineering Applications Center
Administration

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Timothy Britt
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Michael deAlmeida
Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Thomas Eppes
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Krista M. Hill
Program Director, Computer Engineering; Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Wallace Kirschner
Adjunct Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Dominick Lauria
Adjunct Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Patricia Mellodge
Program Director, Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Kevin McGivern
Visiting Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Saeid Moslehpour
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ladimer Nagurney
Program Director, Electrical Engineering; Professor; Professional Engineer - PE (Connecticut)
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Bruce Plumley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Johanna Raphael
Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Hemchandra Shertukde
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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David Shuman
Program Director, Audio Engineering Technology; Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Kiwon Sohn
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ying Yu
Department Chair; Program Director, Computer & Electronic Engineering Technology; Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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We Are Hiring

The Samuel I. Ward Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is hiring for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Signal Processing.
The Samuel I. Ward Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is hiring for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Position for Robotics.

Accreditation

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The following programs under the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are accredited by ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC):

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The following program under the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is accredited by ABET - Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC):

Cadence Software Information

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department utilizes the Orcad family of products developed by Cadence*. Cadence Products are utilized in the following courses for design, analysis, and PCB fabrication:

  • ECE 213 Electric Circuit Analysis I for Engineering
  • ECE 214 Electric Circuit Analysis II for Engineering
  • ECE 231 Digital System Logic for Engineering
  • ECE 361 Electronics Fundamentals for Engineering
  • ECT 121 DC & AC Electrical Fundamentals for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 122 Introduction to Digital Devices for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 231 AC & Solid-State Fundamentals for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 232 Digital Circuits II for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 241 Analog Devices and Circuits for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 242 Microprocessor Architecture and Programming for Engineering Technology

Primary Contact: Hisham Alnajjar
Secondary Contact: Saeid Moslehpour

*Cadence is a registered trademark of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., 2655 Seely Avenue, San Jose, CA 95134. Learn more here.

Last updated October 18, 2019

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