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Electrical Engineering

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has created the opportunity for the undergraduate student to design his or her own program of study in preparation for a professional career in engineering. Through individual counseling, students receive assistance with designing programs to meet the academic requirements of their personal career objectives within their desired areas ofspecialization. Engineering design is a fundamental requirement for every program. This is integrated throughout the student's Plans of Study by design components of required courses and culminates in a meaningful major engineering design experience consistent with practice requirements of the discipline.

Minimum Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science
in Electrical Engineering (B.S.EE)

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree requires a total of 124 credit hours and a minimum Graduation Index of 2.0. Students must qualify for admission into the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering by satisfactory completion of the First-Year Engineering Program.

Courses Credit Hours
ECE Requirements 47
EE Core Curriculum: ECE 20100, 20200, 20700, 20800, 25500, 27000, 30100
30200, 31100.
ECE Seminars: ECE 20000, 40000 1

Advanced EE Selective: Choose 3 of the following: ECE 30500, 32100, 36200, 38200, 43800, 44000. Only one of ECE 43800 and 44000 can be used as an Advanced EE Selective ECE 36200, 43800, and 44000 also contribute to the ECE laboratory requirement described below.

Senior Design Requirement: An ECE approved senior design course or sequence. A prerequisite for all senior design courses is completion of the EE Core Curriculum. 3-4

ECE Electives:
Choose additional ECE courses to bring total ECE credit hours to at least 47 including three (3) laboratory courses and/or ECE courses with laboratory components in addition to those required as part of the EE Core Curriculum.


Major Area GPA: A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in the ECE courses taken to satisfy
the ECE Requirements is required to qualify for graduation with the B.S.EE degree.

General Engineering: 7
Introduction to Engineering: ENGR 10000, 12600 4
Engineering Science Elective: Choose one course from the approved list. 3
Mathematics: 18-19
Choose one of the math options below. If MA 16100 and/or MA 16200 (or their equivalents)
are taken in place of MA 16500 and/or MA 16600, only 4 of the 5 credit hours for each cours
may be applied to degree requirements.
Option 1: MA 16500, 16600, 26100, 26500, 26600 18
Option 2: MA 16500, 16600, 26100, 26200, and one of: MA 30300, 30400, 35100, 38500, 41000, 42500, or CS 31400. 19
Science: 18-19
Computer Science: CS 15900 or ENGR 11700 3
Chemistry: CHM 11500. 4
Physics: PHYS 17200, 27200 8
Liberal Arts: 24-25
Communication Skills: ENGL 10600 or 10800, COM 11400 6-7
General Education Electives: See General Education Program 18
Complementary Electives: 7-9

Student must take additional courses to bring the total to at least 124 credit hours. These
courses should be selected to complement the student's academic program.

Plan of Study for B. S. in Electrical Engineering (B.S.EE)

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Freshman Year, see First-Year Engineering Program

First Semester Second Semester
(4) CHM 11500 (General Chemistry) (4) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech
(1) ENGR 10000 (Freshman Engineering Lectures) (3) CS 15900 (Programming Applications for
(3) ENGR 12600 (Engineering Problem Solving and Computer Tools) (4) MA 16600 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus II)
(4) MA 16500 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I) (4) PHYS 17200 (Modern Mechanics)
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Sophomore Year

Third Semester Fourth Semester
(0) ECE 20000 (Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar) (3) ECE 20200 (Linear Circuit Analysis II)
(3) ECE 20100 (Linear Circuit Analysis I) (1) ECE 20800 (Electronic Devices and Design Laboratory)
(1) ECE 20700 (Electronic Measurement Techniques) (3) ECE 25500 (Introduction to Electronic Analysis and Design)
(4) MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus) (4) ECE 27000 (Introduction to Digital System Design)
(4) PHYS 27200 (Electric and Magnetic Interactions) (3) MA 26600 (Ordinary Differential Equations)
(3) General education elective (3) General education elective
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Junior Year

FIfth Semester Sixth Semester
(3) ECE 30100 (Signals and Systems) (3) ECE 30200 (Probabilistic Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
(3) MA 26500 (Linear Algebra) or advanced math elective (3) ECE 31100 (Electric and Magnetic Fields)
(4) ECE electives (4) ECE electives
(3) Engineering science elective (3) Complementary elective
(3) General education elective (3) General education elective
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Senior Year

Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
(1) ECE 40000 (Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Seminar) (3) EE senior design requirement
(8) ECE electives (3) ECE electives
(2) Complementary elective (3) Complementary elective
(3) General education elective (3) General education elective
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