Course Description


This course will discuss issues related to engineering professional practice and career choices for electrical and computer engineers. It will meet for one hour per week and will involve presentations by speakers both from Rice and from the professional community outside Rice. Topics we plan to cover include:

·       The history of electrical engineering

·       Patents and intellectual property rights

·       Ethics responsibilities for engineers

·       Traditional careers for electrical engineers

·       Graduate degrees and graduate schools

·       Technical presentations

·       Entrepreneurship

·       Venture capitalism