College of EngineeringElectrical and Computer EngineeringAcademicsUndergraduateWireless Engineering

Wireless Engineering

Computer LabDeveloped with the help of wireless industry leaders, Auburn's Bachelor of Wireless Engineering (BWE) 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.

The wireless engineering program concentrates on the design of hardware for wireless devices and networks, as well as understanding of network operations.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Elizabeth Gowan
Academic Advisor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
209 Broun Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

Office: 200 Broun Hall
Phone: (334) 844-1825
Fax: (334) 844-1809

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, electrical 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 emphasizes the design of hardware and networks. Through a choice of several courses within the senior year, a student can select areas of specialization, such as integrated circuit chips, wireless communication devices, and wireless network switching equipment. 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.