BS in Electrical Engineering

Objective

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers accredited programs leading to BS degrees in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The program provides a strong background in the fundamentals in the physical sciences, mathematics and computer science. These basic foundations will help students to build all kinds of very cool, sophisticated systems. This ranges from small-scale integrated electronics and photonics systems and devices, the technological drivers of the information technology revolution, to large-scale electrical power systems and power generators, which supply the nation’s energy needs and form the basis for sustained economic growth. A BSEE is a vast and rich discipline involved in the design of systems, components, and devices for a variety of applications and areas such as portable electronics (e.g., cell phones), communications and networks, biomedical sensing and medical systems, energy harvesting, next generation displays, lasers, optical and wireless transmission, audio/video compression and recognition, radar and tracking/guidance systems, and remote sensing systems. The BSEE program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSEE program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to societal, global and environmental contexts in an ethical manner, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSEE program are required to complete 126 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours

ECE 111

Introduction to Engineering I

3

ENG 105

English Composition I

3

MTH 151

Calculus I for Engineers

5

PHY 205

University Physics I

3

 

Credit Hours

14

Spring

ECE 112

Introduction to Engineering II

2

ECE 118

Introduction to Programming

3

ENG 107

English Composition II: Science and Technology

3

MTH 162

Calculus II

4

PHY 206

University Physics II

3

PHY 208

University Physics II Lab

1

 

Credit Hours

16

Sophomore Year

Fall

ECE 201

Electrical Circuit Theory

3

ECE 218

Data Structures

3

MTH 311

Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

3

PHY 207

University Physics III

3

PHY 209

University Physics III Lab

1

HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Spring

ECE 202

Electronics I

3

ECE 203

Electrical Circuits Laboratory

1

ECE 206

Circuits, Signals and Systems

3

ECE 211

Logic Design

3

MTH 210

Introduction to Linear Algebra

3

CHM 151

Chemistry for Engineers

3

CHM 153

Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers

1

 

Credit Hours

17

Junior Year

Fall

ECE 301

Electromagnetic Field Theory

3

ECE 302

Electronics II

3

ECE 303

Electronics Laboratory

1

ECE 315

Digital Design Laboratory

1

ECE 336

Discrete-Time Signals And Systems

3

ECE 310 or IEN 310

Introduction to Engineering Probability 

or Introduction to Engineering Probability

3

PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

ECE 212

Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing

3

ECE 316

Structured Digital Design

1

EE Core Elective 1

3

EE Core Elective 1

3

ECE Elective 1

3

PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Senior Year

Fall

ECE 481

Senior Project I

1

ECE Elective 1

3

ECE Elective 1

3

ECE Design Elective 1

3

Technical Elective 1

3

PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Spring

ECE 482

Senior Project II

2

Technical Elective 1

3

Technical Elective 1

3

HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1

3

HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1

3

 

Credit Hours

14

 

Total Credit Hours

126

Plan of Study Grid

 

1See description of electives under the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section. To be selected from lists of approved People and Society (PS)/Humanities and Arts (HA) cognates, to be selected from the list of available cognates.

  2Offered only in the Fall semester.

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