Departments

Mission

The mission of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to educate the next generation of engineering and scientific innovators, to conduct leading-edge research of societal significance within and across traditional academic disciplines, and to prepare our students to assume leadership positions in the creation, application, and use of technology. All of our programs are constructed on rigorous scientific and mathematical fundamentals to prepare students for the arc of a three-decade, or longer, career. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences produces graduates prepared for successful careers in industry, government, academia, and research.

Department of Computer Science

Computer science students learn about algorithms (a set of rules that represent the computations performed by computers), their basic components (sequence, selection, and loop), and the problems they might solve. 
Computer science leads to careers in programming, systems analysis, network administration, database development, security analysis, IT, software engineering, and more.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is home to the Computer Engineering program. Students in Computer Engineering study an ever-evolving list of topics including the design and development of advanced computer systems, networks, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, and embedded systems. Industries in communications systems, high speed and embedded computing, computer hardware and software design all compete for computer engineering graduates.

Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

The Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering is the newest department to join Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering in our growing CEAS family and will take us in new directions as it expands our academic footprint. The scope of this department will examine environmental protection ranging in scale from local to global, and from the negative impact of natural disasters and human activity to the general improvement of environmental quality. This may involve developing, implementing, or improving systems related to water and air pollution control and mitigation, recycling of materials and waste management, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, environmental sustainability (including infrastructure design for sustainability), and public health all within the context of environmental laws and regulations. This department’s scope will be rare, if not unique, in that we will explicitly include a focus on sustainable design and interior, engineered environments.

Next Steps

Student and Professor in computing lab. To understand how these departments may help advance specific interests in the fields of engineering and computing, visit the "Selecting a Program" page.

Learn more about applying for admission to an undergraduate program in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences as a freshman or a transfer student. Visit the University at Albany's Undergraduate Admissions web site to apply to the University or to arrange a visit to tour the campus.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, learn more about applying for graduate study in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Visit the University at Albany's Graduate Education web site to keep track of specific application requirements and deadlines for admission or to apply to the University as a graduate student.