Electrical Engineering (BS)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE BEE)
Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Program Information

Students specializing in Electrical Engineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering—nine semesters in Departmental Studies—to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of Engineering degree. This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
(19 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program)
College/School Requirements 137
Program/Major Requirements74
Minimum Total Hours123

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Acceptance into a Department requires that a student have a 2.25 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 30 semester hours in Engineering Fundamentals.  In addition, the student must be in good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25).

General Education Requirements

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

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
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I - QR 24
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing - WC 2,33
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing - WC 2,33
CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S 23
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 21
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 24
COMM 111Introduction to Public Speaking - OC 23
or COMM 112 Business and Professional Speaking - OC
Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
ENGR 330Linear Algebra for Engineering2
Minimum Total Hours37

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 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
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 Laboratory
Introduction to VLSI Systems
Microcomputer Design
Fundamentals of Computer Communications and Networks
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Introduction to Biometrics
Introduction to Random Processes and Estimation Theory
Power Electronics
Integrated Circuit Design
Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory
Physical Electronics
Fundamentals of Microfabrication and MEMS
Microfabrications/MEMS Laboratory
Optical Signal Processing
Communication and Modulation
Communication Systems Laboratory
Control Systems Principles
Control Systems Laboratory
Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots
Fundamentals of Autonomous Robots Lab
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
Supporting Courses
CECS 130Introduction to Programming Languages3
IE 370Engineering Economic Analysis3
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I - SL1
PHYS 296Introductory Laboratories II - SL1
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
Select one CECS/Mathematics/Science Elective from the following: 43
Unity of Life - S
Diversity of Life
Environmental Biology
Object Oriented Program Design with Java
Discrete Structures
General Chemistry II - S
Contemporary Issues in Meteorology - S
Introductory Modern Physics
Geology for Scientists and Engineers
Introduction to Higher Math
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Analysis I - CUE
Fourier Analysis
Introduction to Graph Theory
Introductory Stellar Astrophysics
Optics
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Mechanics
Select one Engineering Science Elective from the following: 43
Object Oriented Program Design with Java
Data Structures
Discrete Structures
Mechanics I: Statics
Materials Science
Operations Research Methods
Mechanics II: Dynamics
Thermodynamics I
Select two additional courses from either the CECS/Mathematics/Science Electives list, or the ECE Electives List 46
Minimum Total Hours74

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

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I - S 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 1
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
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ECE 210 Logic Design 3
ECE 211 Logic Design Laboratory 1
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
CECS 130 Introduction to 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
ECE 333 Electronics I 3
ECE 334 Electronics I Lab 1
ECE 360 Probabilistic Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
ENGR 330 Linear Algebra for Engineering 2
ECE 420 Signals and Linear Systems 3
CECS/Math/Science Elective or ECE Elective 3
 Hours15
Summer
ECE 489 Electrical and Computer Engineering Cooperative Education III 1
 Hours1
Year 4
Fall
ECE 412 Introduction to Embedded Systems 3
CECS/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
CECS/Math/Science Elective 3
 Hours17
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective US Diversity - AHD1, SBD1, or SBHD1 3
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
 Hours14
 Minimum Total Hours123

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