The Department of Electronic and computer Engineering was established along with the University in 1974. It aims to educate highly-qualified engineers and researchers for the rapidly evolving electronic and optoelectronic industry. Another mission is to provide technologies and innovations to the industry in order to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and industrial developments.
The Department offers two-year and four-year undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs for masters and doctoral degrees. There are currently around 1100 students; and half of them are graduate students.
The faculty consists of 43 full-time teachers. The teaching and research are categorized into three major groups covering almost all the leading edge electronic and optoelectronic technologies.
The Computer Engineering Group features parallel and distributed processing, multimedia systems, embedded system and FPGA design, computer architecture, and VLSI design.
The Electronic Systems Group focuses on broadband networks, communication systems, digital signal and image processing, microwave engineering, and power electronics.
The Optoelectronics and Semiconductor Group emphasizes on semiconductor materials and devices, optoelectronics, fiber-optic modules and systems, display technology, lighting, solar cells, and bio-photonics.
The goal of research and technology development is to realize the advanced technologies for industrial applications. Besides the fundamental research, the industry and academia cooperation is strongly encouraged. The Department seeks to build up strong links with the industry. This elegantly balances the focus between theory and practice.
In the past few years, the Department has achieved excellence in the fields of embedded systems, IC chip design, wireless and broadband networks, optical communications, image display, etc. Considerable research efforts are also emerging to the areas of nano-materials and devices, energy saving, solid-state lighting and bio-medical technologies.