The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science is named in honor of one of the three founders of Texas Instruments who also established The University of Texas at Dallas. The Jonsson School provides degree preparation for professional practice as an engineer or computer scientist. Particular emphasis is placed on developing strong analytical and problem-solving abilities as a foundation for graduate study in these fields.
The electrical engineering program offers students an opportunity to acquire a solid foundation in the broad areas of electrical engineering. It also emphasizes advanced study in digital systems, telecommunications and microelectronics.
Students in these programs have the opportunity to extend their abilities to analyze and solve complex problems and to design new uses of technology to serve society. The engineering programs provide an integrated educational experience directed toward the development of the ability to apply pertinent knowledge to the identification and solution of practical problems in electrical and telecommunications engineering. These programs ensure that the design experience is developed and integrated throughout the curriculum in a sequential development leading to advanced work. They include both analytical and experimental studies.
Cooperative education programs with hundreds of area companies further supplement students’ experience at the Jonsson School. UT Dallas is located in the heart of a high concentration of companies that specialize in microelectronics, telecommunications, signal processing and optics, and the Jonsson School maintains close relationships with these companies. Details of specific cooperative education programs are available from the Jonsson School’s Industrial Practice Programs office.
In addition to electrical engineering and computer science, the Jonsson School offers programs in telecommunications engineering, computer engineering, materials science and engineering and software engineering.