The mission of the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) is to provide a superior education through instruction, scholarship, and service that prepares graduates for professional practice and responsible leadership with a Christian worldview.
The mission of the School of Engineering and Computer Science results in the following goals:
- To foster an educational environment that promotes students success;
- To support faculty and staff commitment for achievement in teaching, scholarly pursuits, professional development and service contributions;
- To promote Christian values and community;
- To be nationally recognized for quality engineering and computer science programs.
In 1973, the first computer science faculty member joined the Department of Mathematics to teach and develop programs in computer science; and by 1974, both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees in computer science were offered by the Department of Mathematics.
During the 1978-79 academic year, the University approved the formation of the Institute of Engineering Science to offer an engineering degree within the College of Arts & Sciences. The Institute became operational with its first director in the fall of 1979.
In June 1980, the Computer Science Program in the Department of Mathematics was combined with the Engineering Science Program in the Institute of Engineering Science to form the Department of Engineering and Computer Science. The Department grew rapidly and in February 1982, the Baylor Computer Science Program gained national recognition by winning the International Scholastic Programming Contest.
In 1985, the master of science degree in computer science was offered for the first time at Baylor and, in that same year, the Baylor bachelor of science degree in Computer Science was one of only fifty programs to be accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission, Inc. (CSAC) of the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB), the national accrediting agency for computer science programs.
In the summer of 1988, the Department of Engineering and Computer Science moved into the newly constructed Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building, which was built specifically to support the engineering and computer science programs. In 1989, the Engineering program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the national accrediting agency for engineering programs.
The School of Engineering and Computer Science was established in 1995, with its two departments, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering.
In 1998, the Board of Regents approved the bioinformatics major. The purpose of this multidisciplinary program was to combine computer science with other programs that need to process large amounts of data.
In 2001, EAC/ABET granted separate accreditation of the Department of Engineering’s three baccalaureate programs: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering.
In 2004, Baylor’s Board of Regents approved the introduction of four new masters programs in the Department of Engineering.
The Department of Engineering was reorganized into two departments, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in 2005.
In 2010, the Board of Regents approved the doctoral program (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
In 2013, the Board of Regents approved the doctoral program (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering. This same year the General Engineering major was restructured and enhanced to include the choice of four concentrations (biomedical, geo-petro, environmental, and humanitarian engineering) and a minor option.
In 2016, the Computer Science doctoral program (Ph.D.) was approved.
The School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) calls several buildings across campus home including the Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building, Hankamer/Cashion Academic Centers, Teal East Village Residential College, home of the ECS Residential College, Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, and the Engineering and Computer Science Annex.
ECS Classrooms include full audio-visual capabilities allowing faculty and students the ability to have interactive classroom presentations with the capability to facilitate remote learning as needed. The Computer Science department has also upgraded two of their spaces to be a fully flexible learning space, including multiple monitors around the room allowing students to meet and collaborate on group projects.
Teal Residential College
Teal Residential College is an intentionally designed living-learning program for students pursuing a degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Informatics, or Nursing. As a member of Teal, students will find a community focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth, a place to build meaningful relationships with other students and faculty, opportunities to engage in leadership outside of the classroom, and exciting programs and events that challenge and support student development. Teal is conveniently located near East Village Dining Commons, McLane Student Life Center, Baylor Sciences Building, and Elliston Chapel. With a variety of residential rooms and common spaces that cater to the lifestyle of an ECS student (media room, tech lab, library, and study spaces), students at Teal have a community supported by a live-in Faculty Steward and full-time staff members who facilitate a positive experience inside and outside of the classroom.
The mission of the Engineering and Computer Science Career Center is to ensure each student has the opportunity and support to achieve their career potential. Our office is committed to the idea that every ECS student at Baylor University will have access to career resources as well as dedicated career professionals based on their specific major. We regularly share information such as job placement, graduate school placement, student career success, average salaries, major employers, and career profiles of each graduating class to students, staff, faculty and key stakeholders. There is a strong push to actively increase student ownership and engagement in their career success as they move towards graduation. The programs provided by the Baylor University Career Center will facilitate greater connection to employers and Baylor alumni in support of the student’s career progression towards internships, full-time employment, and graduate school.
All students taking an ECS class have access to general campus computing as well as additional discipline specific labs available only to ECS students. These labs include a full suite of software specific to the needs of our courses. Access to the labs is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by using your Baylor ID Card, with some spaces specifically reserved project work. Wireless internet is available throughout ECS facilities and easy to access power is provided in many of our common areas.
The Computer Science department maintains computer labs, studio spaces and a collection of Linux servers which are available based on enrollment. The computer labs are all configured with the same base software install allowing students the ability to move around between labs based on class schedules and lab availability. Some classes have designated meeting times in the lab to allow the faculty member time to interact with students in the lab to assist with projects and group work. Several studio spaces are dedicated for use by the Senior Capstone class in which students have full control of the systems to allow them to design and develop their project without limitations.
The Engineering departments have seven well equipped labs that support the learning outcomes as well as the hands-on portion of the curriculum. Several of the labs include dedicated hardware for data acquisition, analyzing signals and building components to help the students learn. The departments are also expanding their additive manufacturing capabilities, allowing the students to turn their ideas into reality. Machine shop facilities and a machinist are also available for project and research work.
Support for ECS computing and technology resources is provided by dedicated group of full-time support staff and several student workers.
Students taking a course in the School of Engineering & Computer Science will have a maximum of two attempts of any one ECS course to fulfill a prerequisite or requirement for a degree, major, or minor. Students pursuing an ECS major are allowed a maximum of 4 unsuccessful attempts of courses required for the degree to continue in the major. An insufficient earned grade or receiving a “W” notation counts an unsuccessful attempt. A course receiving a “W” notation for a semester in which the student withdraws from all courses is not counted as an unsuccessful attempt. Additional attempts will not be granted except by permission from the student’s Dean (or his/her representative).
Class Attendance Policy
Class attendance is expected at all regularly scheduled course sessions. Faculty members may choose to have class attendance requirements and may also establish penalties for excessive absences or tardiness. The department chair and dean will endorse the attendance policies outlined in the instructor’s syllabus. If an absence is unavoidable, due to a university-sponsored activity, illness, accident, or death in the family, students are expected to make advanced or immediate contact with the faculty member to decide when to complete scheduled assignments and coursework.
To supplement the mentoring that students receive from faculty, they are required to meet with a professional staff advisor each semester before registering for classes. ECS advisors monitor progress toward graduation and make appropriate referrals. An advisor will review academic progress and student success resources with each student, as well as discuss course recommendations for the following semester. Beginning in the student’s third year at Baylor, students are required to submit graduation plans to be reviewed by his or her advisor.
Eta Kappa Nu National ECE Honor Society, Kappa Tau Chapter, Professor Adam Weaver, Advisor. Eta Kappa Nu, abbreviated HKN, is the national honor society for Electrical and Computer Engineering students. Baylor’s group is the Kappa Tau Chapter. Membership is by invitation and is based on a review of the student’s high academic record and character. Junior ECE majors in the upper one-fourth, and senior ECE students in the upper on-third, of their respective classes are eligible for consideration and election to HKN.
Pi Tau Sigma, Advisor, is the international honor society for mechanical engineering students. Baylor’s chapter is the Baylor Beta Beta Chapter. Membership is by invitation and is based on a review of the student’s high academic record and character. Junior ME majors in the upper one-fourth and senior ME students in the upper one-fourth of their respective classes are eligible for consideration and election to Pi Tau Sigma.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Dr. Gregory Speegle, Advisor, is an honorary computer science association that promotes high scholarship and original investigations in the branches of computer science. Membership in the Baylor chapter is composed of individuals whose academic achievements, reputations, and creative abilities deserve recognition. The chapter inducts members twice each year and assists fellow students in their academic pursuits.
Amateur Radio Club at Baylor University
Patrick Hynan, Advisor
The Baylor Amateur Radio Club (BARC) provides educational opportunities for students concerning the scope of amateur radio and radio license acquisition, opportunities for public service during emergencies and local charitable activities, and an operable amateur radio station for members.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Dr. Kenneth Van Treuren, Advisor
Membership in the Baylor University student section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is open to all Baylor students who are student members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The purposes of this section are:
- to acquaint members with the goals and programs of ASME and to encourage participation in the activities of the Society, and
- to sponsor and promote activities which will enhance the total educational experience of the members.
Association for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology
Dr. Mary Lauren Benton, Advisor
ABB is a student organization dedicated to helping build and foster common interests in Bioinformatics with those in the major and like-minded students. ABB provides members with:
- a better understanding of Bioinformatics,
- a network with other students, professors, and professionals in the field, and
- support for scholarly success.
All these goals are achieved through meetings, attendance of symposia, and other social activities.
Association for Computing Machinery
Dr. Bill Booth, Advisor
ACM was organized and chartered in 1974. The student chapter assists members in maintaining a close, regular association with fellow students and faculty who are also interested in computing. In addition, the chapter sponsors the Baylor Programming Team which competes in the ACM Regional and ACM International Collegiate Programming Contests. Periodic meetings provide a combination of social interaction, professional dialogue, public service, and professional development. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in computing.
Dr. Beth Lanning, Advisor
BUILD turns shipping containers into medical facilities. These will be sent overseas to Rwanda in Africa where 25,000 patients will be seen in a year and will be in use for over 15 years.
Dr. Jeff Donahoo and Professor Shaun Hutton, Advisors
BU Cyber is an organization that focuses on fostering a community of individuals interested in cybersecurity, connecting them with industry professionals for future employment, and developing industry-related skills. Infosec is dedicated to helping students gain both the offensive and defensive aspects of cybersecurity. Members of Baylor Infosec have anywhere between no prior cybersecurity knowledge to advanced skills. The Baylor Cybersecurity competition team is composed of our most advanced members of BU Cyber. The goals of the organization are achieved through holding weekly meetings, facilitating hands-on applications, hosting security competitions, and other activities.
BUV at Baylor University
Dr. Douglas Smith Advisor
Baylor BUV is a humanitarian organization that provides undergraduate engineering students hands-on experience with design and construction of a Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) for developing countries and mission activities.
Computing for Compassion
Dr. Jeff Donahoo, Dr. Bill Booth, Advisors
Computing for Compassion (C4C) serves compassion-based ministries through the appropriate application of computing solutions. Such solutions seek to magnify the capabilities of such ministries by solving their most frustrating problems. C4C enables students an opportunity to apply their technical skills to such mission work, gaining real-world experience along the way.
Engineers with a Mission
Professor Brian Thomas, Advisor
Engineers with a Mission (EM) is a unique Christian organization that envisions and mobilizes engineering students to serve the people of developing countries with their technical skills through appropriate technology projects and mission-oriented trips abroad.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Professor Steven Potter, Advisor
The Baylor University student branch of the IEEE is affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., an international organization which is the world’s largest technical professional society. Through projects, field trips, and meetings, the student branch fosters the professional growth of its members and promotes a closer relationship among students, faculty, and the engineering community. Student membership in the international IEEE organization is open to any student pursuing at least a half-time course of study in engineering, computer science, or a related field. Baylor student branch membership is open to any student member of the IEEE.
Microwave Theory and Techniques
Dr. Charles Baylis, Advisor
The Baylor University Student Branch Chapter of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-Society) is a subordinate of the international MTT-Society, which promotes “the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies.” With support of dedicated faculty and sponsors, the Baylor Chapter of the MTT-Society strives to bring microwave lecturers to the Baylor campus to speak at least once a month, and MTT-Society members get the opportunity to meet these lecturers in a small group setting. Bayor Chapter membership is open to any student who is a registered member of the international IEEE and MTT-Society.
National Society of Black Engineers
Dr. Erik Blair, Advisor
The Baylor Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. The NSBE Torch symbolizes the organization’s everlasting, burning desire to achieve success in this competitive society and to effect positive change in the quality of life of all people. Collegiate Membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
Patrick Clancy, Advisor
The purpose of Oso eSports is to promote and develop the emergence of eSports at Baylor University, leading to campus unity in video gaming and entertainment. We aim to achieve this purpose through three goals. First, have fun playing video games in order to encourage healthy stress release from rigorous examinations and academic coursework. Second, create a strong gaming and entertainment foundation through this special interest group of dedicated gamers. Third, create and bolster a competitive electronic sports team in order to compete against other colleges and universities with similar goals and identities.
SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) has more than 121,000 members - engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries - who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space. The Baylor University Collegiate Chapter of SAE International is available to all students at Baylor who share a common interest in aerospace, automobiles, commercial vehicles, or motorsports. The organization provides opportunities to grow as an engineer and a professional through company tours, professional speakers, and student competitions. The Baylor Formula SAE team is currently in the process of designing, building, testing, and competing the first of many Formula SAE cars in future of Baylor SAE.
Dr. Anne Spence, Advisor
Baylor Aero provides students with an accelerated hands-on experience in mechanical and aerospace engineering. The club competes annually in the intercollegiate SAE Aero Design competition, in which students gain understanding of the aviation sciences and RC electronics through the construction of model aircraft. Summer residents may study rapid prototyping through an annual 3-D printed aircraft competition. The club offers company tours and education seminars throughout the year.
Dr. Brian Jordon and Dr. Paul Allison, Advisors
Baylor Baja is a student-led organization that allows engineering students to gain hands-on experience researching, designing, manufacturing, and testing a one-seater, off-road vehicle. The Baja team travels to an annual competition to compete against 100 universities from around the globe and defend design decisions to a panel of professional engineers from various car companies. The experiences available through this club help to round out the education you receive in the classroom and prepare you to be successful whether you want to go into industry or onto graduate school.
Society of Plastics Engineers
Dr. David Jack, Advisor
Baylor University’s Chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers is an interdisciplinary professional organization that provides students an opportunity to learn from and be involved with the 20,000-member international organization of leading engineers, scientists and plastics professionals. This organization provides student members access to knowledge of one of the fastest growing industries as well as professional contacts throughout the profession. This organization not only brings to light the impressive research work of both faculty and students on Baylor’s campus pertaining to the plastics industry, but it allows both researchers and interested students on Baylor’s campus pertaining to the plastics industry, but it allows both researchers and interested students a chance to interact and form relationships with professions within the industry. The major goals of the organization are: to increase interest in the area of plastics engineering, plastics scientists, and professional careers in the industry; to provide opportunities for students to learn about plastics engineering through organized tours, extra-curricular education sessions, and related events that cover topics in these areas; and to provide information about career opportunities in the field of plastics engineering.
Society of Women Engineers
Dr. Anne Spence, Advisor
Baylor University’s Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers is open to all engineering and computer science students, both male and female. The goals of the section are:
- to provide education about the challenges facing female engineers,
- to create a sense of identity and community,
- to provide resources for women engineers, and
- to enhance leadership and professional skills.
These goals are achieved through mentoring relationships, presentations, field trips, and other activities.
Theme Park Engineering and Design at Baylor University
Dr. Jill Klentzman, Advisor
BTPED is a student organization open to all majors and those interested specifically in theme parks. The purpose of this organization is
- to develop creative thinking, teamwork, communication and friendships while representing Baylor in the Walt Disney Imaginations competition and in the theme park and entertainment industry
- create professional, educational, and networking opportunities for students through exposure to the industry and participation in experience-building activities, and
- expose members to resources furthering their knowledge concerning engineering and design.
The major goals of BTPED are: uniting Baylor undergraduates, encouraging creativity, problem solving and cooperation between majors as well as entering the Walt Disney ImagiNations competition.
Dr. Elon Terrell, Advisor
Theta Tau is the oldest, largest, and foremost Fraternity for Engineers. Since its founding at the University of Minnesota in 1904, over 35,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools and limits the number of student members in any one of its chapters across the nation. The purpose of Theta Tau is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship. Activities carried out by Theta Tau include hosting professional industry speaker talks, faculty research and graduate school talks, social events for members, community service philanthropy, providing tours around the engineering school for incoming freshman, and any activity the fraternity feels will best serve Baylor ECS and its students. The national fraternity provides powerful networking opportunities and the ability to connect with many professional and technical individuals and materials that can help jump-start a young engineer’s professional career.
Virtual Reality (VR) Club at Baylor University
Dr. Dan Shafer and Tanner Osborne, Advisors
The Baylor VR Club is an organization that revolves around four things: Meeting, Developing, Competing and Streaming. The Baylor VR Club hosts monthly meetings that allow all members to experience different aspects of VR. Meetings typically have a theme such as bringing in a company or hosting a tournament. For development, the Baylor VR Club is currently working with the Baylor Library System to develop a VR museum. The team is part of the Oculus Start Program. Additionally, the Baylor VR Club is a part of CVRE, a collegiate VR eSports league. We compete against other schools such as UC Berkeley and Miami. Finally, the Baylor VR Club streams its events and has a commentated stream every Thursday Night.
Women in Computer Science
Professor Cindy Fry, Advisor
Baylor’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is available to all female majors in the Department of Computer Science as well as to other females in STEM fields at Baylor. WiCS is designed to promote community among female computer science majors through discussion and reading groups, in addition to Q&A sessions with professional women in tech industries. In addition to developing community, WiCS is designed to limit attrition among females in the major. Through intentional peer mentorships, 1-2 upper-division females will meet periodically with 2-3 students to talk about courses, challenges, perseverance, and internship/job opportunities with Computer Science.
In addition to numerous campus awards for which engineering and computer science students are eligible, the faculty of the School of Engineering and Computer Science present the following departmental awards:
The Patrick J. Keane Outstanding Computer Science Senior Award
This award recognizes high scholastic achievement and service. This award is presented annually by the faculty of the Department of Computer Science to a graduating computer science student with a high GPA and a distinguished record of service to the Department of Computer Science.
The Outstanding Computer Science Scholar Award
This award is presented annually to the graduating senior in computer science who ranks highest in the class.
The Outstanding Service Award
This award is presented annually to the graduating computer science major with a distinguished record for service to the Department of Computer Science and Baylor University.
The Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award
This award is presented annually to a graduate assistant in computer science with a distinguished record for service to the Department of Computer Science.
The Outstanding Bioinformatics Senior Award
This award recognizes high scholastic achievement and service. This award is presented annually by the faculty of the Department of Computer Science to a graduating bioinformatics student with a high GPA and a distinguished record of service.
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate with extraordinary research achievements or activities, scientific impact, or other advancements in computer science fields and disciplines.
Outstanding Data Science Scholar Award
This award is presented annually to the graduating senior in Data Science who ranks highest in the class.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
The Outstanding Student Award
This award is presented to a junior or senior Electrical and Computer Engineering student who demonstrates strong scholastic achievement, involvement, and service.
The Outstanding Scholar Award
This award is presented to a junior or senior Electrical and Computer Engineering student for high scholastic achievement.
The Outstanding Leadership and Service Award
This award is presented to a junior or senior Electrical and Computer Engineering student with a distinguished record of leadership and/or service to the department, university, and community.
The Outstanding Research Contribution Award
This award is presented to a junior or senior Electrical and Computer Engineering student for productivity as a researcher in a faculty laboratory or on an undergraduate research project.
The Outstanding Graduate Teaching/Assistant Award
This award is presented to a graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering student for significant contributions to course development or delivery and/or a distinguished record of teaching.
The Outstanding Senior Award
This award is presented annually to a graduating student with a high GPA, significant contribution to the senior design project, and a distinguished record of service to the School of Engineering and Computer Science and beyond.
The Outstanding Scholar Award
This award is presented to a junior and/or senior Mechanical Engineering student in recognition of high scholastic achievement.
The Outstanding Leadership and Service Award
This award is presented to a junior and/or senior Mechanical Engineering student with a distinguished record of leadership and/or service to the department, university, and community.
The scholarships listed below are available to continuing students in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The application for these funds is sent to students via email during the spring semester and are awarded typically by May 1st. Current Pre-engineering, Computer Science, and Bioinformatics students are eligible to apply for departmental funds through a separate application process during the spring semester. Information about that process can be found at www.ecs.baylor.edu/scholarships.
McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences
Mearse Endowed Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Anonymous Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering
Brian & Julie Bammel Family Endowed Scholarship Fund in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. James D. Bargainer, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering
Baylor Engineering Alumni & Faculty Endowed Scholarship Fund
Baylor University Association of Computer Machinery Scholarship Fund
Dr. Walter Bradley Polymers & Materials ECF
Capstone Mechanical Endowed Scholarship Fund
Steve B. & Penny Flowers Carlile Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering
Shannon Casteel Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering & Computer Science
Central Texas Chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship Fund
Computer Science Endowed Scholarship
Brad C. & Alison F. Crawford Endowed Scholarships Fund in Engineering
Jennifer and Hal Elrod Endowed Scholarship Fund in Computer Science
Engineering Scholarship Fund
Engineering & Computer Science Scholarship Fund
Estes Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
ExxonMobil Employees Endowed Scholarship Fund
Charles “Court” Franklin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Donald Gaitros Endowed Scholarship Fund in Computer Science
John & Ann Iler Endowed Scholarship Fund
Roy L. & Betty Jacobs Endowed Scholarship Fund
Dr. Benjamin S. Kelley Endowed Scholarship Fund for the School of Engineering & Computer Science (Sponsored by the ECS Board of Advocates)
L-3 Endowed Scholarship Fund in the School of Engineering & Computer Science
Fred Logan Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering
Jim & Marian Lord Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering & Computer Science
Dr. Cedric & Ann Lowrey Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering
Jennifer and Ryan Malone Endowed Scholarship Fund
William Eldon Mearse Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Mark & Carol Measures Endowed Scholarship Fund
Neill Morris Memorial Scholarship Fund
R. Bryan Nichols Estate Scholarship Fund
Dr. & Mrs. James Nolen Endowed Computer & Engineering Science Scholarship Fund
Dr. Harold E. & Patricia A. Rafuse Endowed Scholarship Fund
Marcie & Don M. Roberts Baylor Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund
Shawn & Julia Sedate Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering & Computer Science
Trent & Sue-Lynn Voigt Endowed Scholarship Fund in Computer Science
W. James Wilkinson & Sarah Harvey Wilkinson Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering & Computer Science
Willis Family Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Baylor I5 Program
Willis Family Endowed Scholarship Fund in the School of Engineering & Computer Science
David & Nancy Hidy Wilson Scholarship Fund
Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering and Computer Science
- Master of Science
Computer Science (online)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Professional Degree
Master of Engineering
- Joint Graduate Degree
Master of Business Administration/Master of Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy
Computer of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Joint Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees
Electrical and Computer Engineering Joint Program B.S.E.C.E./M.S.E.C.E.
Electrical Computer Engineering/Biomedical Engineering B.S.E.C.E./M.S.B.M.E.
Electrical Computer Engineering/Master of Engineering B.S.E.C.E./M.E.
Mechanical Engineering Joint Program B.S.M.E./M.S.M.E.
Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering B.S.M.E./M.S.B.M.E.
Mechanical Engineering/Master of Engineering B.S.M.E./M.E.
Engineering Registration (P.E.)
The engineering faculty encourage students to seek registration or licensure as professional engineers (P.E.) during their careers. Consequently, students are encouraged to take the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam prior to graduation. This test, a comprehensive knowledge exam given nationally, is the first step toward professional registration. Baylor engineering seniors have had an excellent pass rate for this exam.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The following degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org):
- Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.E.C.E.)
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.)
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty and Staff
|Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D.||Dean|
|Michael W. Thompson, Ph.D.||Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs|
|Kenneth Van Treuren, D. Phil.||Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development|
|Alexandre F.T. Yokochi, Ph.D.||Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education|
Department of Computer Science
Gregory J. Hamerly, Ph.D., Interim Department Chair
William A. Booth, Ph.D., Assistant Chair
G. Michael Poor, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
Matthew H. Aars, M.S.
Michael A. Aars, M.S.
Mary Lauren Benton, Ph.D.
Tomas Cerny, Ph.D.
Michael J. Donahoo, Ph.D.
Matthew W. Fendt, Ph.D.
Cynthia C. Fry, M.S.
Henry Han, Ph.D., Endowed Chair of Data Science
Shaun Hutton, M.Div., M.C.S.
Peter M. Maurer, Ph.D.
Mark A. McCreary, M.S.
Pablo Rivas, Ph.D.
Eunjee Song, Ph.D.
Gregory D. Speegle, Ph.D.
Sharon L. Humphrey, Graduate Program Coordinator
Candace Ditsch, Office Manager
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kwang Y. Lee, Ph.D., P.E., Chair
Scott Koziol, Ph.D., Associate Chair
Keith E. Schubert, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
Emmanuel Agamloh, Ph.D.
Charles P. Baylis, Ph.D.
Enrique (Erik) Blair, Ph.D.
Liang Dong, Ph.D.
William (Mack) Grady, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow of IEEE
Ian A. Gravagne, Ph.D.
Jonathan Hu, Ph.D.
Seunghyun Kim, Ph.D.
Vincent W. Leung, Ph.D.
Yang Li, Ph.D.
Robert J. Marks II, Ph.D., Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of OSA
Linda J. Olafsen, Ph.D.
Steven P. Potter, M.S.
J. Brian Thomas, M.S.
Michael W. Thompson, Ph.D.
Annette von Jouanne, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow of IEEE
Alan X. Wang, Ph.D., The Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering
Adam Weaver, M.S.
Michelle L. Aars, Office Manager
Minnie R. Simcik, Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Paul I. Ro, Ph.D., Chair
Anne Spence, Ph.D., Assistant Chair, Fellow of ASME
Stephen T. McClain, Ph.D., P.E., Graduate Program Director
Paul G. Allison, Ph.D., Fellow of ASME
Joseph Donndelinger, M.S.
Trevor J. Fleck, Ph.D.
Brian A. Garner, Ph.D.
David (Stanton) Greer, M.S.
David A. Jack, Ph.D.
Lulin Jiang, Ph.D.
J. Brian Jordon, Ph.D.
Benjamin S. Kelley, Ph.D., P.E.
Taeil Kim, Ph.D.
Jill Klentzman, Ph.D.
Byron P. Newberry, Ph.D., P.E.
Min Young Pack, Ph.D.
Abhendra Singh, Ph.D.
Carolyn T. Skurla, Ph.D., P.E.
Douglas Smith, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow of ASME
Elon J. Terrell, Ph.D.
Kenneth W. Van Treuren, D. Phil., Fellow of ASME
Alexandre F.T. Yokochi, Ph.D.
Ning Zhang, Ph.D.
Sara Baker, Office Manager
Jodi Branch, Graduate Program Coordinator
Ashley LaFrance, Administrative Associate
James (Ashley) Orr, Manufacturing/Machinery Consultant
|Office of the Dean||Cheryl Tucker, M.S.Ed., Assistant to the Dean|
|Marketing and Communications||Lane Murphy, M.A., Director|
|ECS Development||Jenna Hoff, M.Div., Director|
|Financial Information||Ryan Reed, M.B.A., Interim Business Officer|
|Alvaro Garcia, M.B.A., Specialist|
|Teal Residential College||Nathan Heatherly, M.B.A.|
|ECS Technology Support||Patrick Hynan, Director|
Electronics Systems Manager
|Robert A. Baish, Manager|
ECS Server Administrator
|Patrick Clancy, Server Administrator|
Senior Computer Systems Analyst
|George Gonzales, Jr., Senior Analyst|
Technology Support Specialist
|Undergraduate Programs||Angie Henry, Office Manager|
|Undergraduate Programs||Ida Jamshidi, M.S.Ed., Senior Director of Advising|
|Undergraduate Programs||Mary Chandler, Academic Advisor|
|Undergraduate Programs||Megan Glover, M.S.Ed., Coordinator of New Student Recruitment|
|Undergraduate Programs||John Hewitt, M.Div., Coordinator of Advising and Special Programs|
|Undergraduate Programs||Sarah Mosley, Coordinator of Advising and Curriculum|
|Computer Science Graduate Program||Daniel Adams, M.S.Ed., Advising Program Coordinator|
Courses in the School of Engineering and Computer Science
|BINF 3350||Genomics and Bioinformatics||3|
|BINF 3360||Introduction to Computational Biology||3|
|BINF 43C9||Bioinformatics Senior Capstone Project||3|
|BME 4353||Image Formation and Processing||3|
|BME 4357||Cardiovascular Engineering and Instrumentation||3|
|BME 4370||Biomaterials: Form and Function||3|
|BME 4376||Introduction to the Design and Evaluation of Medical Devices||3|
|BME 4378||Introduction to Biosensors||3|
|BME 4396||Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering||3|
|BME 4452||Biomedical Digital Signal Processing||4|
|BME 4V97||Special Projects in Biomedical Engineering||1-6|
|CSI 1337||Introduction to Video Game Design||3|
|CSI 1401||Introduction to Programming I||4|
|CSI 1402||Introduction to Programming II||4|
|CSI 1430||Introduction to Computer Science I with Laboratory||4|
|CSI 1440||Introduction to Computer Science II with Laboratory||4|
|CSI 1V90||Special Topics in Freshman Computer Science||1-4|
|CSI 2300||Introduction to Data Science||3|
|CSI 2334||Introduction to Computer Systems||3|
|CSI 2350||Discrete Structures||3|
|CSI 3303||Information Technology||3|
|CSI 3324||Numerical Methods||3|
|CSI 3334||Data Structures||3|
|CSI 3335||Database Design and Applications||3|
|CSI 3336||Systems Programming||3|
|CSI 3338||Computer Organization||3|
|CSI 3342||Principles of Software Design||3|
|CSI 3344||Introduction to Algorithms||3|
|CSI 3371||Software Engineering I||3|
|CSI 3372||Software Engineering II||3|
|CSI 3373||Software Quality Assurance and Testing||3|
|CSI 3374||Software Project Management||3|
|CSI 3439||Computer Architecture||4|
|CSI 3471||Software Engineering I||4|
|CSI 3V90||Special Topics in Intermediate Computer Science||1-4|
|CSI 3V95||Internship Experience||1-3|
|CSI 4010||Undergraduate Research Seminar||0|
|CSI 4111||Cybersecurity Laboratory||1|
|CSI 4144||Competitive Learning||1|
|CSI 4301||Cultural Impact of the Computer||3|
|CSI 4321||Data Communications||3|
|CSI 4322||Numerical Analysis||3|
|CSI 4323||Introduction to Cybersecurity||3|
|CSI 4325||Advanced Cybersecurity||3|
|CSI 4328||Numerical Linear Algebra||3|
|CSI 4330||Foundations of Computing||3|
|CSI 4335||Database Design I||3|
|CSI 4337||Introduction to Operating Systems||3|
|CSI 4341||Computer Graphics||3|
|CSI 4342||Gaming Platform Frameworks||3|
|CSI 4344||Object-Oriented Development||3|
|CSI 4352||Introduction to Data Mining||3|
|CSI 43C9||Capstone Design Project||3|
|CSI 4V96||Special Topics in Computer Science||1-9|
|DSC 2334||Computing and Computer Fundamentals||3|
|DSC 2350||Discrete Structures for Data Science||3|
|DSC 3310||Cloud Computing||3|
|DSC 3334||Algorithms and Data Structures||3|
|DSC 3335||Database Design and Applications for Data Science||3|
|DSC 3344||Analytics for Machine Learning||3|
|DSC 4310||Machine Learning||3|
|DSC 4320||Data Visualization||3|
|DSC 4354||Cybersecurity for Data Science||3|
|DSC 43C8||Big Data||3|
|DSC 43C9||Data Science Capstone||3|
|DSC 4V96||Special Topics in Data Science||1-3|
Engineering and Computer Science
|ECS 1101||ECS Leadership Development Seminar||1|
|ECS 2101||ECS Professional Development||1|
Electrical and Computer Engineering
|ELC 2130||Electrical Circuit Laboratory||1|
|ELC 2137||Digital Logic Design Laboratory||1|
|ELC 2320||Electric Circuit Theory for non-ECE majors||3|
|ELC 2330||Electrical Circuit Theory||3|
|ELC 2337||Digital Logic Design||3|
|ELC 2V97||Special Topics or Project||1-3|
|ELC 3114||Electronic Design Laboratory||1|
|ELC 3314||Electronic Design||3|
|ELC 3331||Electrical Networks and Systems||3|
|ELC 3335||Signals and Systems||3|
|ELC 3336||Microprocessor Systems||3|
|ELC 3337||Applied Electromagnetic Fields||3|
|ELC 3338||Computer Organization||3|
|ELC 4311||Advanced Logic Design||3|
|ELC 4318||Avionics System Design||3|
|ELC 4320||Introduction to Optics||3|
|ELC 4321||Computational Photonics||3|
|ELC 4322||Integrated Photonics||3|
|ELC 4323||Solid-State Materials||3|
|ELC 4324||Semiconductor Devices||3|
|ELC 4325||Fundamentals of Lasers||3|
|ELC 4329||Introduction to Microfabrication||3|
|ELC 4330||Introduction to Robotics||3|
|ELC 4331||Electric Machines and Drives||3|
|ELC 4332||Automatic Control Systems||3|
|ELC 4335||Systems Modeling and Control||3|
|ELC 4340||Power Systems||3|
|ELC 4345||Power Electronics||3|
|ELC 4350||Principles of Communication||3|
|ELC 4351||Digital Signal Processing||3|
|ELC 4353||Image Formation and Processing||3|
|ELC 4357||Cardiovascular Engineering and Instrumentation||3|
|ELC 4360||Software Systems||3|
|ELC 4362||Wireless Sensor Networks||3|
|ELC 4366||Quantum Mechanics for Engineers||3|
|ELC 4367||Introduction to Quantum Computing||3|
|ELC 4377||Solar Energy||3|
|ELC 4378||Introduction to Biosensors||3|
|ELC 4381||Antennas and Wireless Propagation I||3|
|ELC 4383||RF/Microwave Circuits I||3|
|ELC 4384||RF/Microwave Circuits II||3|
|ELC 4396||Special Topics in Electrical or Computer Engineering||3|
|ELC 4438||Embedded Systems Design||4|
|ELC 4V97||Special Projects in Electrical or Computer Engineering||1-6|
|EGR 1101||Engineering New Student Experience||1|
|EGR 1301||Introduction to Engineering||3|
|EGR 1302||Introduction to Engineering Analysis||3|
|EGR 2108||Engineering Economics||1|
|EGR 2170||Introduction to Computer Aided Design||1|
|EGR 2V97||Special Topics or Project||1-3|
|EGR 2V99||Engineering Research Activities||1-3|
|EGR 3115||International Project Experience||1|
|EGR 3302||Technologies for Developing Countries||3|
|EGR 3305||Social and Ethical Issues in Engineering||3|
|EGR 3315||Ethics of International Service||3|
|EGR 3380||Engineering Design I||3|
|EGR 3V95||Internship Experience||1-3|
|EGR 4301||Global Business: Economics and Communication||3|
|EGR 4357||Cardiovascular Engineering and Instrumentation||3|
|EGR 4360||Renewable Energy Devices||3|
|EGR 4361||Conventional & Alternative Energy Systems||3|
|EGR 4375||Elements of Nuclear Engineering||3|
|EGR 4376||Radiation Dosimetry in Nuclear Health Physics||3|
|EGR 4390||Engineering Design II||3|
|EGR 4396||Special Topics in Engineering||3|
|EGR 4V97||Special Projects in Engineering||1-6|
|ME 3122||Materials and Manufacturing Processes Lab||1|
|ME 3145||Thermal/Fluids Laboratory||1|
|ME 3320||Strength of Materials||3|
|ME 3321||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|ME 3322||Mechanical Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes||3|
|ME 3323||Machine Design||3|
|ME 3345||Thermodynamics II||3|
|ME 3420||Instrumentation and Measurements||4|
|ME 4305||Sustainable Engineering||3|
|ME 4320||Computer-Aided Structural Analysis||3|
|ME 4322||Computer-Aided Engineering and Design||3|
|ME 4323||Mechanical Vibrations||3|
|ME 4324||Introduction to Finite Element Methods||3|
|ME 4325||Dynamic Systems||3|
|ME 4327||Numerical Methods for Engineers||3|
|ME 4330||Introduction to Robotics||3|
|ME 4335||Mechanical Engineering Laboratory||3|
|ME 4336||Thermal Systems Design||3|
|ME 4337||Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics||3|
|ME 4344||Composite Materials||3|
|ME 4345||Heat Transfer||3|
|ME 4346||Introduction to Aeronautics||3|
|ME 4347||Analysis and Design of Propulsion Systems||3|
|ME 4349||Aircraft Structural Analysis||3|
|ME 4350||Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control||3|
|ME 4356||Introduction to Space Flight||3|
|ME 4357||Cardiovascular Engineering and Instrumentation||3|
|ME 4360||Renewable Energy Devices||3|
|ME 4364||Introduction to Additive Manufacturing||3|
|ME 4377||Solar Energy||3|
|ME 4382||Selection of Materials and Manufacturing Processes in Design||3|
|ME 4384||Engineering with Plastics||3|
|ME 4385||Failure Analysis and Product Liability||3|
|ME 4386||Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials||3|
|ME 4388||Corrosion and Sustainable Metallurgy||3|
|ME 4396||Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering||3|
|ME 4V97||Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering||1-6|
Foreign Language and Culture Distribution List for ECS
Foreign Language and Culture Distribution List for ECS
|ANT 1305||Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|ANT 1306||Cultural Anthropology in Global Context||3|
|ANT 1325||Introduction to Global Health||3|
|ANT 3301||Science, Society, and Culture||3|
|ANT 3340||Indigenous Cultures of Modern Mexico and Central America||3|
|ANT 3350||Native North Americans||3|
|ANT/AST 4310||Societies and Cultures of East Asia||3|
|ANT/GEOG 1310||Cultural Geography||3|
|ANT/SOC 4320||Culture, Personality and Identity||3|
|ARB 2320||Arabic Popular Culture||3|
|AST 2380||The Peoples and Culture of Asia||3|
|AST/HIS 3305||Traditional China||3|
|AST 4388||Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture||3|
|BIC 4374||World Cultures V: Differing Visions and Realities||3|
|CHI 2320||Intermediate Chinese for Communication||3|
|CHI 3305||Chinese for Business I||3|
|CHI 3306||Chinese for Business II||3|
|CHI 3310||Chinese Language and Culture through Films||3|
|CLA 3301||Roman History and Civilization||3|
|CLA 3302||Greek History and Civilization||3|
|FAS 1311||Freshman Academic Seminar: Modern Languages, Cultures, and Global Communities||3|
|FRE 2320||Passport to the French-Speaking World||3|
|FRE 2321||French for Health Professions||3|
|FRE 3301||Advanced French Grammar||3|
|FRE 3302||Conversational French||3|
|FRE 3308||French and Francophone Pop Culture||3|
|FRE 3310||Introduction to French Literature||3|
|FRE 3330||Introduction to French Cinema||3|
|FRE/FDM 4330||Survey of French Cinema||3|
|GER 2320||German for Modern Life||3|
|GER 3301||German Conversation and Composition||3|
|GER 3341||Introduction to German Culture: Germany in the Making||3|
|GER 3345||Introduction to German Film: German Culture from Berlin to Hollywood||3|
|GRK 2320||Intermediate Greek Poetry||3|
|HEB 2320||Intermediate Hebrew II||3|
|ITA 2320||Pathways in Italian Culture||3|
|ITA 3301||Advanced Italian Grammar||3|
|ITA 3302||Italian Conversation, Reading, and Composition||3|
|ITA 3310||Introduction to Italian Literature||3|
|ITA 3330||Italian Through Film||3|
|JPN 2320||Exploring Japan||3|
|JPN 3301||Advanced Japanese I||3|
|JPN 3302||Japanese Culture through Reading||3|
|JPN 3305||Japanese for the Professions||3|
|JPN 3306||Japanese Cinema||3|
|JPN/THEA 3352||Japanese Theatre and CultureJapanese Theatre and Culture||3|
|KOR 2320||Intermediate Korean II||3|
|LAS 1301||Latin American Nations and People||3|
|LAS 2301||An Introduction to Latin American Studies||3|
|LAT 2320||Intermediate Latin Poetry||3|
|LING/ENG 3319||Language and Culture||3|
|MES 2301||Introduction to the Middle East||3|
|MUS 3321||Music in World Cultures||3|
|MUS 4361||Traditional Music and Culture in Africa||3|
|MUS/AST 4362||Traditional Music and Culture in Asia||3|
|MUS/LAS 4364||Traditional Music and Culture in Latin America||3|
|PHI 4331||Latin American Philosophy||3|
|PHI 4341||Contemporary Continental Philosophy||3|
|POR 2320||Exploring the Portuguese-Speaking World||3|
|PSC 3315||Fundamentals of International Politics||3|
|PSC 4303||International Human Rights||3|
|PSC 4304||Governments and Politics of Latin America||3|
|PSC 4305||International Law||3|
|PSC 4314||Government and Politics of Mexico||3|
|PSC/AST 4325||Asian International Relations||3|
|PSC 4334||Governments and Politics of the Middle East||3|
|PSC 4344||Government and Politics of Russia||3|
|PSC 4365||International Political Economics||3|
|PSC/AST 3314||Politics and Problems of Developing Countries||3|
|PSC/AST 4364||The Governments and Politics of the Asia-Pacific Region||3|
|PSC/AST 4374||Governments and Politics of East Asia||3|
|REL 4343||Topics in Islam||3|
|REL 4347||Topics in African Religions||3|
|REL 4348||Modern Judaism||3|
|REL/AST 3345||World Religions||3|
|REL/AST 4346||Topics in Asian Religions||3|
|RUS 2320||Russian Culture in Context||3|
|RUS 3301||Russian Conversation and Composition||3|
|SEES/HIS 2380||Introduction to Slavic and East European Studies I||3|
|SOC 3318||Mexican-Americans in U.S. Society||3|
|SPA 2304||Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers||3|
|SPA 2320||Exploring the Spanish-Speaking World||3|
|SPA 2321||Intermediate Spanish for Health Professions||3|
|SPA 2322||Spanish for Christian Ministry||3|
|SPA 2324||Spanish for Business||3|
|SPA 3302||Conversation and Composition||3|
|SPA 3309||Introduction to Spanish Linguistics||3|
|SWA 2320||Intermediate Swahili II||3|
|THEA/JPN 3352||Japanese Theatre and Culture||3|