The acronyms are Computer Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Currently, my Department is ECE, and we offer two degrees within the same departmental structure.
As a result of some political issues, I have been asked to find out what is "best practice", i.e., what "most" Universities do. After googling around, I was able to find several departments that pursue each of the possibilities:
- separate departments (CE and EE) offering separate degrees,
- single departments (ECE) offering degrees in both CE and EE, and
- single departments offering one degree that encompasses both fields.
My question is if there is any survey, overview, or summary that would shed light on how common these various options are (preferably in a quantitative way).