EECS students have met among the highest admission requirements within the University. They push one another to grow and succeed as do their professors. EECS faculty members possess industry and research experience that provides real-world examples of fundamental concepts being taught in the classroom. Small classes enable in-depth discussions, projects, and problem-solving activities. Hands-on laboratories and capstone courses require students to put their formidable knowledge base into action.


First and foremost, it starts with the people. Professors, not teaching assistants, teach almost all undergraduate EECS courses. Fellow EECS students will have met the highest admission requirements within the School of Engineering. Students push one another to grow and succeed through study groups and other support networks. Small classes enable in-depth discussions, projects, and problem-solving activities, while hands-on laboratories augment the classroom experience. In freshmen/sophomore EECS courses, upperclassmen, known as supplemental instructors, meet with students and answer their questions, helping our students build a solid EECS foundation.

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EECS professors strive to create a rich learning environment that blends theory and practice. Their vast research and industry experience provides real-world examples that underscore fundamental concepts. Professors also serve as academic advisors, assisting students on issues including class suitability, degree requirements, university policies and procedures, and career planning.
The National Science Foundation has honored a trio of EECS teacher-scholars with prestigious CAREER awards. Seven EECS professors have received W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching. The University of Kansas selects 20 award winners annually. The Department has five Fellows of the IEEE, the highest professional grade, and six federal program directors who have created new research programs and national policy.

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Bridging the gap between the classroom and industry, capstone courses are the culmination of the EECS program. Seniors apply all four years of classroom knowledge to solve real-world engineering or computer science problems. They design, build, and analyze systems that adhere to industry standards, while gaining important communication and presentation experience. Students perform projects in teams. Employers greatly value graduates with capstone experience.

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KU Information Security Club

KU Information Security Club (aka the Jayhackers) The Information Security Club is a competition based group that focuses on learning security concepts through Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions. KUISC provides students with hands-on experience in offensive and defensive security concepts in competitions and lab workshops. In addition to experience, security professionals from the industry are invited in to give talks about their work and how school might prepare them. This club allows for a rare combination of technical and team skills that can expand a student's knowledge and leadership.

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KU Women in Computing

KU Women in Computing is a support group for women in the EECS department, focused on connecting women in the computing majors to each other, the department, and the industry. KUWIC is a chartered ACM-W group.

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Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. KU-IEEE serves as a source of professional and technical information.

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Association for Computer Machinery

ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

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Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in Computing and Information Disciplines. It recognizes academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing sciences. UPE members are chosen not only for their scholastic achievement in computing science, but also for distinguishing themselves as true professionals. Members promote the computer sciences and encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge.

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Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu is the student honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest including Engineering, Computer Sciences, and Information Technology. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia.

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