Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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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 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET .

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.

Required Courses Outside Department
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CSCD 255C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS5
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 231LINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 347INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS4
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163INSTRUMENTATION LAB I1
TCOM 205INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION5
or MENG 381 LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS
Required Departmental Courses
EENG 160DIGITAL CIRCUITS4
EENG 209CIRCUIT THEORY I5
EENG 210CIRCUIT THEORY II5
EENG 250DIGITAL HARDWARE2
EENG 260MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS4
EENG 320SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS I5
EENG 321SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS II5
EENG 330MICROELECTRONICS I5
EENG 331MICROELECTRONICS II5
EENG 350ENERGY SYSTEMS5
EENG 360HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES5
EENG 383APPLIED STOCHASTIC PROCESSES4
EENG 388STOCHASTIC PROCESSES LAB1
EENG 401ENGINEERING APPLIED ELECTROMAGNETICS4-5
or PHYS 401 ELECTROMAGNETISM I
EENG 490A
EENG 490B
SR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LAB I
and SR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LAB II
5
TECH 393TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION4
Electives Electrical Engineering–students must take at least three courses from one area of concentration.25
Power Systems
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
PROTECTIVE RELAYS
CONTROL SYSTEMS
Communications and Signal Processing
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
CONTROL SYSTEMS
VLSI and Circuit Design
CMOS DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DESIGN
ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS DESIGN
COMPUTING SYSTEMS: ORGANIZATION AND DESIGN
EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGNS
Other Courses
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
INTERNSHIP
Total Credits152-153

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data;
  • 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;
  • function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • understand professional and ethical responsibility;
  • communicate effectively;
  • have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • recognize the need for and demonstrate an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • have a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.