The department was originally the Department of Electrical Engineering established in 1963. In the spring of 2000, the department was newly reorganized to become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The objective of developing this department is to pursue and develop the newest technologies not only in electrical and electronic engineering, but also in information engineering, to train professionals for electronic and information industries. Two courses, electrical and electronic engineering course and computer engineering course, are designed for students who have completed their first 3-year study in order to give them the opportunity to obtain a deeper knowledge of specialized fields according to student's individual needs.
The department's first 3-year curriculum concentrates on basic subjects in physics and mathematics along with subjects stressing the fundamentals of electrical, electronic and computer engineering, such as electronics, circuit theory, electromagnetics, electronic materials science, and programming languages.
The curriculum also provides extensive laboratory work to enable students to become familiar with operating principles in related fields. A variety of laboratories equipped with workstations, computer networking terminals, lasers, communication systems, semiconductor manufacturing system, and other related equipment of newest type are available.
Students of electrical and electronic engineering course are required to study specialized subjects, including advanced digital circuits and systems, microwave engineering, transmission engineering, and advanced electromagnetics. Students of computer engineering course are required to study specialized subjects, including information theory, signal processing, data structures and algorithms, and mathematics in computer science. Moreover, a lot of elective subjects, such as optical engineering, control theory, opto-quantum electronics, network operating systems, artificial intelligence, and image processing are also provided. Ultimately, students can acquire competence to cope with the ever-progressing, high-technology industries.