Electrical Engineering (BS)

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Incoming Student Admission Criteria

High School Curriculum Requirements: All schools require graduation from an accredited high school and completion of the Kentucky Pre-College Curriculum requirements. In addition, Speed School requires successful completion of the following courses in high school:

  • Calculus or pre-calculus
  • Chemistry

Students with ACT / SAT Scores

  • ACT composite and math scores of 25 OR SAT combined CR+M score of 1200 and math score of 590. A 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

OR

  • ACT composite and math scores of 24 OR SAT combined CR+M score of 1160 and math score of 570. A 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Students without ACT / SAT Scores

  • HS GPA of 3.0 (or better) on a 4.0 scale
  • Comprehensive transcript evaluation
  • Review of Student Resume

Transferring to Engineering BS degree programs

Students with 24 hours or more transferable semester hours will have a minimum college grade point average of 2.8 and at least B-minus grades in each of the following courses: ENGR 181 (or equivalent) OR MATH 190 (or equivalent) and Intro to Chemistry (CHEM 101 or equivalent).

It is recommended students successfully complete Physics I (PHYS 298 or equivalent) before transferring to the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
General Chemistry I - S
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
Business and Professional Speaking - OC
Introduction to College Writing - WC
Intermediate College Writing - WC
Engineering Analysis I - QR
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements

College/School Requirements 

Speed School Core 1
CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S 13
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 11
COMM 111Introduction to Public Speaking - OC 13
or COMM 112 Business and Professional Speaking - OC
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing - WC 1, 23
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing - WC 1, 23
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I - QR 14
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 14
Minimum Total Hours35

Program/Major Requirements

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Requirements
ECE 220Network Analysis I3
ECE 221Network Analysis I Laboratory1
ECE 288Electrical & Computer Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar0
ECE 289Electrical & Computer Engineering Cooperative Education I1
ECE 320Network Analysis II3
ECE 322Introduction to ECE Computing Tools1
ECE 333Electronics I3
ECE 334Electronics I Lab1
ECE 360Probabilistic Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering3
ECE 389Electrical & Computer Engineering Cooperative Education II1
ECE/CSE 412Introduction to Embedded Systems3
ECE 420Signals and Linear Systems3
ECE 473Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves3
ECE 489Electrical and Computer Engineering Cooperative Education III1
ECE 496Professional Issues and Current Topics Seminar2
ECE 497Capstone Design in ECE - CUE (CUE)3
ECE Elective Lecture & Lab. Select two of the following pairs:8
Computer Design
Computer Design Laboratory
Introduction to VLSI Systems
Introduction to VLSI Systems Laboratory
Microcomputer Design
Microcomputer Design
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Integrated Circuit Design
Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory
Fundamentals of Microfabrication and MEMS
Microfabrications/MEMS Laboratory
Communication and Modulation
Communication Systems Laboratory
Digital Image Processing
Digital Image Processing Laboratory
Control Systems Principles
Control Systems Laboratory
Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots
Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots Lab
Select two ECE Electives at the 500 level from the following:6
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Computer Design
Computer Design Laboratory
Introduction to VLSI Systems
Introduction to VLSI Systems Laboratory
Microcomputer Design
Fundamentals of Computer Communications and Networks
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Introduction to Biometrics
LabVIEW for Electrical Engineers
Introduction to Random Processes and Estimation Theory
Power Electronics
Integrated Circuit Design
Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory
Semiconductor Device Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Microfabrication and MEMS
Microfabrications/MEMS Laboratory
Optical Signal Processing
Communication and Modulation
Communication Systems Laboratory
Digital Image Processing
Digital Image Processing Laboratory
Control Systems Principles
Control Systems Laboratory
Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots
Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots Lab
Intermediate Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Electric Machines and Drives
Power System Analysis
Fundamentals of Computer Communications and Networks
Microcomputer Design
Electrical and Computer Engineering Core
ECE 210Logic Design3
ECE 211Logic Design Laboratory1
Minimum Total Hours50
Supporting Courses
CSE 130Introduction to C and C++ Programming Languages3
IE 370Engineering Economic Analysis3
ENGR 330Linear Algebra for Engineering2
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I - SL1
PHYS 296Introductory Laboratories II - SL1
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
Select one CSE/Mathematics/Science Elective from the following: 33
Unity of Life - S
Diversity of Life - S
Environmental Biology - B
Object Oriented Program Design with Java
Data Structures
Discrete Structures
Design of Operating Systems
General Chemistry II - S
Introduction to Weather and Climate - S
Introduction to Weather and Climate - S
Geology for Scientists and Engineers
Introduction to Higher Math
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Analysis I - CUE
Fourier Analysis
Introduction to Graph Theory
Introductory Modern Physics
Introductory Stellar Astrophysics
Optics
Thermodynamic Meteorology
Mechanics
Select one Engineering Science Elective from the following: 33
Object Oriented Program Design with Java
Data Structures
Discrete Structures
Design of Operating Systems
Mechanics I: Statics
Materials Science
Operations Research Methods
Mechanics II: Dynamics
Thermodynamics I
Select two additional courses from either the CSE/Mathematics/Science Electives list, or the ECE Electives List 36
Minimum Total Hours26

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in Good Standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25) and must attain a grade point average of at least 2.25 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Capstone Design in ECE - CUE
1

This course is a General Education requirement for the program; see louisville.edu/provost/ger/ for the listing, by academic year, of AH/D1/D2/SB/SBH Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements.  Note that the 12-hour total for the AH/D1/D2/SB/SBH  electives assumes the use of double counting of D1/D2 with another category.  The Department recommends COMM 112 over COMM 111.

2

Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 or ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional 3-hr Writing (WR) course or honors Written Communication (WC) course may be needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements. ENGL 303 or ENGL 306 is recommended as the additional course for EE students.

3

Students must take 3 hours of CSE/Mathematics/Science Electives and 3 hours of Engineering Science Electives. Some students may wish to use these electives toward satisfying the requirements for a minor in Mathematics or Physics; additional information is available in the Department. 6 additional hours must be taken of either CSE/Mathematics/Science Electives or ECE Electives.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I - S 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 101 Engineering Analysis I - QR 4
ENGR 110 Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
 Hours16
Spring
ECE 210 Logic Design 3
ECE 211 Logic Design Laboratory 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Analysis II 4
ENGR 111 Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll 2
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 4
 Hours17
Summer
ENGR 201 Engineering Analysis III 4
PHYS 295 Introductory Laboratories I - SL 1
PHYS 296 Introductory Laboratories II - SL 1
PHYS 299 Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light 4
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
 Hours13
Year 2
Fall
CSE 130 Introduction to C and C++ Programming Languages 3
COMM 112
Business and Professional Speaking - OC
or Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
3
ECE 220 Network Analysis I 3
ECE 221 Network Analysis I Laboratory 1
ECE 288 Electrical & Computer Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar 0
ECE 322 Introduction to ECE Computing Tools 1
ENGR 205 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective Global Diversity - AHD2, SBD2, or SBHD2 3
 Hours16
Spring
ECE 289 Electrical & Computer Engineering Cooperative Education I 1
 Hours1
Summer
IE 370 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
ECE 320 Network Analysis II 3
Engineering Science Elective 3
ECE 473 Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 3
 Hours12
Year 3
Fall
ECE 389 Electrical & Computer Engineering Cooperative Education II 1
 Hours1
Spring
CSE/Math/Science Elective or ECE Elective 3
ECE 333 Electronics I 3
ECE 334 Electronics I Lab 1
ECE 360 Probabilistic Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
ECE 420 Signals and Linear Systems 3
ENGR 330 Linear Algebra for Engineering 2
 Hours15
Summer
ECE 489 Electrical and Computer Engineering Cooperative Education III 1
 Hours1
Year 4
Fall
ECE 412
Introduction to Embedded Systems
or Introduction to Embedded Systems
3
CSE/Math/Science Elective or ECE Elective 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering Elective (500 level) 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering Elective (500 level) 3
ECE 496 Professional Issues and Current Topics Seminar 2
CSE/Math/Science Elective 3
 Hours17
Spring
ECE 497 Capstone Design in ECE - CUE 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering Elective (500 level) 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering Elective Lab (500 level) 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering Design Elective (500 level) 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering Design Lab Elective (500 level) 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective US Diversity - AHD1, SBD1, or SBHD1 3
 Hours14
 Minimum Total Hours123

The Flight Plan outlined above is intended to demonstrate one possible path to completing the degree within four years.  Course selection and placement within the program may vary depending on course offerings and schedule, elective preferences, and other factors (study abroad, internship availability, etc.). Please consult your advisor for additional information about building a flight plan that works for you.

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan, and which requirements are still outstanding. Degree audits also take transfer credits and test credits into account. "What-if" reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

Flight Planner
The Flight Planner tool is available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan to graduation.  Advisors have access to review your Flight Planner and can help you adjust it to ensure you remain on track to graduate in a timely manner.

To create these reports:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Select the appropriate report.
    1. To run a Degree Audit report, click on "View my Degree Audit."
    2. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."
    3. To run a Flight Planner report, click on "Use My Flight Planner."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, create a What-if report, or run a Flight Planner report.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE BEE) program prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure.  If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree. 

More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website:  https://louisville.edu/oapa/licensure-information (you may search by school or by the name of the program then click on 'View Details' to display the information).

For programs with an online option, more information about certification or licensure is available here: https://louisville.edu/online/About-Us?tab=disclosures.