Undergraduate Programs

Computer LabDeveloped with the help of wireless industry leaders, Auburn's wireless engineering program is the first of its kind in the nation. Our program is an interdisciplinary effort between the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering to provide students a technical foundation to succeed in the rapidly growing wireless industry.

There are two track options in this program; one concentrating on the design of hardware and the other on the design of software for wireless devices and networks. Each option offers a specialization in network operations.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

For Wireless Electrical Engineering

Genta M. Stanfield
Academic Advisor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
200 Broun Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

Office: 200 Broun Hall
Phone: (334) 844-1825
Fax: (334) 844-1809
Email: gms0008@auburn.edu

For Wireless Software Engineering

Clint Lovelace
Academic Advisor
Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

Office: 3101B Shelby Center
Phone: (334) 844-6300
Fax: (334) 844-6329
Email: jcl0014@auburn.edu

The Wireless Research Center offers an undergraduate degree:

  • Bachelor of Wireless Engineering

The wireless engineering - software option is a joint offering of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Wireless Engineering (BWE) degree. To meet the need for engineers that can improve life and business in these times of a mobile society, the educational objectives of this curriculum are (1) to develop within our graduates a basic foundation in wireless technology and either electrical engineering or software engineering and network design and operation that will provide the technical proficiency needed for the professional practice of engineering in the wireless telecommunications industry, (2) to develop within our graduates the ability to communicate their ideas effectively within the technical community and to the general public, (3) to provide our graduates with the basis for, and instill within them an appreciation of and enthusiasm for, lifelong scientific inquiry, learning and creativity, and (4) to prepare our graduates to take their places in society as responsible citizens, with an appreciation of and understanding for the need to maintain the highest ethical standards in their personal and professional lives. Graduates of this program will be able to analyze, develop, design, test, administer and support wireless network systems, communication devices, and other components used in wireless computer and telecommunication networks.

The BWE curriculum has two formal options - Wireless Electrical Engineering (EE), emphasizing the design of hardware and networks, and Wireless Software Engineering (SWE), emphasizing the design of software and networks. Through a choice of several courses within the senior year, a student can select one of wo areas of specialization within each degree option. Students interested in designing wireless hardware, such as integrated circuit chips, wireless communication devices, and wireless network switching equipment, should choose the Hardware Specialization within the Wireless EE Option. Students interested in application software development, including server-side, client-side, and embedded applications, should choose the Software Specialization within the Wireless SWE Option. Students interested in pursuing a career with wireless service providers and other companies that develop and maintain wireless networks and cell service should choose the Network Specialization within either the Wireless EE Option or the Wireless SWE Option.

Department Fact Sheet

Last Updated: 4/19/17 10:00 AM