Many courses have integral or associated laboratories in which students gain “hands-on” experience with electrical engineering, computer engineering, systems and control engineering, and computer science principles. Students have ready access to the teaching laboratory facilities and are encouraged to use them during nonscheduled hours in addition to the regularly scheduled laboratory sessions. Opportunities also exist for undergraduate student participation in the wide spectrum of research projects being conducted in the department.
The department's over-arching research theme is exploring the intersections of “bio-micro/nano-info”. Within this theme, the divisions have delineated research thrusts.