EECS at IntelliHer

Read about Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and how IntelliHer helps you get involved!

Sravya N

10/28/20232 min read

What is EECS?

EECS stands for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It is an academic program/department that combines elements of EE with CS.

EECS in daily life

EECS is very involved in our daily lives.

This includes but is not limited to communication systems (e.g., smartphones), streaming services (e.g., Netflix), automotive systems (e.g., electric vehicles), and more!


EECS is a continually evolving topic that lays the foundation for technology. It is both hands-on and complex, making it fun to pursue!

Connection to other Fields

Since EECS incorporates aspects of two big majors, the fields one can go into are very versatile. EECS can take you to many fields, including but not limited to: Robotics, Machine Learning, Aerospace, Hardware Engineer, Nanotechnology, and much more.

How do I become more involved?

There are several ways to become more involved in EECS, including taking courses in your school and taking outside courses! Some in-school courses include Algebra 1 + 2, Geometry, AP Calculus AB/BC, Regular Physics/AP Physics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A. Outside courses can be found on Berkeley’s online courses, Khan Academy, and Coursera. Some other ways include pursuing internships/jobs, creating a passion project concerning EECS, or buying circuits.

EECS emphasizes a solid math and physics foundation especially, so taking courses in that area will make you a strong candidate for programs.

Resource Links:

Below are many resources that will give you more info and opportunities about EECS:

UC Berkeley Course Guide

MIT Research Areas for EECS

edX's CE Courses

IntelliHer Events

Github 30 days of Python

Learn C++ w/

For more information, check out the recording of our Intro to EECS workshop. In our informational and interactive presentation, we go over many different aspects that are related to EECS. Specific topics discussed include: 1) What is EECS, 2) Why EECS, 3) Fields of EECS, 4) Brief History, 5) How to enter, and 6) Resources and Q and A. This presentation also includes many links and videos that students can watch to become more involved in this field! EECS is everywhere, so students interested in Computer Science and Engineering should strive to get involved in this field.

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