Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BS)
This degree combines studies in selected areas of engineering, physics, mathematics, and science to prepare students to solve real-world problems in electrical engineering. The EWU Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org.
The first two years of the curriculum allow students to establish a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences. The third year curriculum introduces students to a broad spectrum of electrical engineering coursework, followed by specialization courses and a capstone design experience in the fourth year. The senior year capstone course allows students to consolidate their education experience with the solution of real-world, practical engineering problems often provided by industry.
The primary objective of the electrical engineering program is to prepare students to enter and progress in electrical engineering positions in business, industry and government. Graduates are generally expected to work in the research and development of ideas, products and processes by applying engineering principles to the solution of practical problems in the electrical engineering field.
Note: incoming freshmen are expected to start both the Calculus and Physics series in their first year in order to finish the degree in four years.
In order to ensure all EWU Electrical Engineering graduates meet EWU ABET accreditation requirements, all Electrical Engineering students are required to take EENG 210, EENG 320, EENG 330 and EENG 490A/EENG 490B from EWU. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Electrical Engineering curriculum review committee to ensure the student has successfully met the EWU ABET performance indicators required for each course.
- In order to graduate, students majoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
- Students getting a minor in the department must also earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
|Required Courses Outside Department|
|CHEM 151||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CSCD 255||C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS||5|
|MATH 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|MATH 163||CALCULUS III||5|
|MATH 231||LINEAR ALGEBRA||5|
|MATH 241||CALCULUS IV||5|
|MATH 347||INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||4|
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LAB I||1|
|TCOM 205||INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION||5|
|or MENG 300||LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS|
|Required Departmental Courses|
|EENG 160||DIGITAL CIRCUITS||4|
|EENG 209||CIRCUIT THEORY I||5|
|EENG 210||CIRCUIT THEORY II||5|
|EENG 250||DIGITAL HARDWARE||2|
|EENG 260||MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS||4|
|EENG 320||SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS I||5|
|EENG 321||SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS II||5|
|EENG 330||MICROELECTRONICS I||5|
|EENG 331||MICROELECTRONICS II||5|
|EENG 350||ENERGY SYSTEMS||5|
|EENG 360||HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES||5|
|EENG 383||APPLIED STOCHASTIC PROCESSES||4|
|EENG 388||STOCHASTIC PROCESSES LAB||1|
|EENG 401||ENGINEERING APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS||5|
& EENG 490B
|SR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LAB I|
and SR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LAB II
|TECH/HONS 393||TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION||4|
|Electives Electrical Engineering–students must take at least three courses from one area of concentration, with a minimum of 20 credits taken within Electrical Engineering.||25|
|POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS|
|Communications and Signal Processing|
|DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING|
|DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS|
|VLSI and Circuit Design|
|CMOS DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DESIGN|
|ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DESIGN|
|COMPUTING SYSTEMS: ORGANIZATION AND DESIGN|
or EENG 461
|EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGNS|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS|
|PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING|
|DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
Program Educational Objectives—students will
- have the ability to apply mathematics, science, engineering concepts, techniques and modern tools necessary in the field of electrical engineering;
- have the ability to fulfill the diverse and changing electrical engineering needs in the Northwest Region;
- have social and leadership skills such as effective communication skills, team work skills and independent learning ability;
- understand the impact of professionalism, ethical responsibility, and social, economic, technical and global implications of their engineering contributions.
BSEE Enrollment and Graduates
- 2011–12—majors 159—graduates 23
- 2012–13—majors 179—graduates 38
- 2013–14—majors 175—graduates 42
- 2014–15—majors 162—graduates 47
- 2015–16—majors 158—graduates 52