EECS (sometimes pronEng|ˈiːks "eeks") is an abbreviation for "
Electrical Engineeringand Computer Sciences." It is a designation used at some universities for the major or department that blends these two fields together.
One reason behind linking the two areas of study is to provide students with a broad overview of both
softwareand hardware. However there are also reasons for not blending departments: Students who major in theoretical computer science (such as software, algorithms, world wide web) may not have any use for extensive electrical engineering classes.
Not every university uses the EECS designation. Several universities, for example, have separate EE/ECE and CS departments/majors. Other schools use the similar ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) designation. Additionally, some schools which offer an EECS degree also offer degrees in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science separately.
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