General Information

Old Undergraduate Guide

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is a key discipline, at the heart of the technology frontier. It deals with the design and analysis of electrical, magnetic and optical devices, and the processing, control, and transmission of information and energy. The tools used in electrical and computer engineering include electrical, electromagnetic and optical phenomena, systems theory, and computational hardware and software.
Electrical Engineering is a broad field that covers many diverse areas of study such as microelectronics, digital communications, wireless systems, photonic systems, power systems, signal processing, computer technology, microprocessors, automation and feedback control, neural networks, and electronic device fabrication. Computer Engineering is the science and technology of design, implementation and maintenance of the hardware and software components of modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment. Computer engineers are solidly grounded in the theories and principles of computing, mathematics and engineering, and apply these theoretical principles to design hardware, software, networks, and computerized equipment and instruments to solve technical problems in diverse application domains. Students and faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering also develop synergies with disciplines outside of engineering; for example with medicine and the life sciences that can lead to education and research in biomedical engineering.
The job opportunities for electrical and computer engineers are many, and is anticipated to be even more in the future as technology pushes into new frontiers. Electrical and computer engineers work in industry, private practice, government agencies and education and research organizations performing functions that include research and development, planning, designing, construction, operating and maintaining a variety of electrical and computing apparatus and systems. They also test equipment, solve operating problems, and estimate the time and cost of projects. Beside manufacturing, research, development and design, many are employed in administration and management or technical sales.

Degrees Offered
The Department is offering two undergraduate and four postgraduate degrees as follows

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
    • Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
    • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering
      • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
      • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
      • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering
      • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Engineering


This guide focuses on the undergraduate programs of study. Please refer to the Graduate Studies Guide for information on the graduate programs of study.

Department's Mission
The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education that prepares students to be successful in engineering practice and advanced studies. The Department's graduates command the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering and gain in depth knowledge in one or more specialization areas. The Department's objectives are met through programs of study that consist of basic mathematics and science courses, core courses that promote ECE fundamentals and technical electives that provide in depth specialization in various technology areas. The programs encourage a balanced mixture between theoretical and experimental work.
Areas of Research
Research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering expands on the following areas:

  1. Telecommunications Systems and Networks
  2. Signal and Image Processing
  3. Biomedical Engineering
  4. Power and Renewable Energy Systems
  5. Electronic Devices and Nanotechnology
  6. Decision, Control and Automation Systems
  7. Computational Intelligence and Robotics
  8. Electromagnetics, Microwaves, Antennas and Optics
  9. Digital Hardware Design and Test
  10. Analog and Mixed Signal Design and Test
  11. Computer Networks
  12. High Performance Computing and Architectures
  13. Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  14. Energy-Efficient Computing


For more information on the Faculty of the Department and their individual research interests please consult the "Academic Staff" section of this prospectus.

General Objectives
The following objectives apply to both of the programs offered by the ECE Department, Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CE). All graduates of the ECE Department should gain the following.

  1. Sound knowledge of mathematics and general science. Knowledge of probability and statistics applicable to ECE.
  2. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve engineering problems.Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems using techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  3. Basic component and systems level understanding and their integration.
  4. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  5. Ability to troubleshoot engineering problems.
  6. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams and to communicate effectively.Ability to perform in leadership roles.
  7. Knowledge of contemporary issues and ability to apply ECE principles to address the technological challenges of the future.
  8. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  9. Broad education necessary to understand impact of engineering solutions in global/societal context. Recognition of need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.


Specific Program Objectives
Each of the offered programs of study has its own specialized learning objectives as indicated below.

Electrical Engineering (EE) Objectives
These are the learning objectives that apply to the EE program. Students should have the following abilities and skills

  1. Ability to use software packages and write computer programs to solve engineering problems.
  2. Knowledge of basic electrical and electronic components and their use in analogue and digital circuits.
  3. Ability to develop and use models for the analysis and design of components and systems.
  4. Breadth of knowledge in the areas of electronics, electromagnetics, communication systems, power systems, optical engineering, digital logic, computer organization and microprocessors.
  5. Demonstrate in depth knowledge in at least one of the areas of communication systems, signal processing, feedback control systems, computational intelligence, power systems, microwave and optical engineering, antennas, electronics, bioengineering.


Computer Engineering (CE) Objectives
These are the learning objectives that apply to the CE program. Students should have the following abilities and skills

  1. Ability to use software packages and write computer programs to solve engineering problems.
  2. Knowledge of basic electrical and electronic components and their use in analogue and digital circuits.
  3. Ability to develop and use models for the analysis and design of computer systems.
  4. Breadth of knowledge in the areas of computer organization, microprocessors, computer architecture, operating systems, computer networks and engineering computing.
  5. Demonstrate in depth knowledge in at least one of the areas of computer architecture, very large system integration (VLSI), intelligent systems, computer networks, simulation and software engineering.

 

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that promotes the production of knowledge in engineering and science to improve human health through interdisciplinary activities that combine engineering techniques and analysis with biomedical sciences and clinical practice. In the majority of areas related to health, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, there are problems whose solution can be found only with a scientific / engineering approach. Such problems include, for example, the design and development of diagnostic technologies and devices, systems of care, prosthetic parts, or interfaces that enable people with disabilities to use computers.

http://www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/biomed/