Electrical and Computer Engineering Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)
|Pre-Major–Pre-Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|The following courses must be completed as part of the pre-major before you will be allowed to declare as an Electrical and Computer Engineering major. Note: most require ≥C to progress into the major.|
|Once you declare as a pre-major, you will have access to important Electrical and Computer Engineering major-related information via our Canvas page.|
|Declaring into the Electrical and Computer Engineering major is required for students to enroll in some of the 300 level and all of the 400 level Electrical and Computer Engineering courses.|
& MATH 162
& MATH 163
and CALCULUS II
and CALCULUS III
& PHYS 152
& PHYS 153
|GENERAL PHYSICS I|
and GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS III (these have required labs)
& EENG 163
and INTRODUCTION TO EMBEDDED SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
This degree combines studies in selected areas of engineering, physics, mathematics, and science to prepare students to solve real-world problems in electrical and computer 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 and computer 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 and computer engineering program is to prepare students to enter and progress in electrical and computer 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 and computer engineering field. The number of majors and graduates for Electrical and Computer Engineering are available here: https://www.ewu.edu/cstem/csee/electrical-engineering-bs/
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 and Computer Engineering graduates meet EWU ABET accreditation requirements, all Electrical and Computer Engineering students are required to take EENG 320, EENG 330, EENG 360, EENG 401 and EENG 490A/EENG 490B from EWU. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum review (ECECR) committee to ensure the student has successfully met the EWU ABET performance indicators required for each course.
Note: Not all engineering software runs on Mac OS. If you are planning on studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, we recommend a machine that will run electrical and computer engineering software—contact the department for suggestions.
Grade Requirements: In order to graduate, students majoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 for all departmental coursework taken from EWU. Specifically: approved transfer courses may be used to meet degree requirements, but those transfer courses will be excluded in the calculation of departmental GPA.
|Required Courses Outside Department|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
|CSCD 255||C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS||5|
|MATH/HONS 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 LABORATORY I||1|
|Required Departmental Courses|
|EENG 160||DIGITAL CIRCUITS||5|
|EENG 163||INTRODUCTION TO EMBEDDED SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING||5|
|EENG 209||CIRCUIT THEORY I||5|
|EENG 210||CIRCUIT THEORY II||5|
|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|
|Electives Electrical and Computer Engineering–students are required to complete three courses from a single concentration, with each of those courses taken at EWU. Additionally, a minimum of 20 credits must be taken within Electrical and Computer Engineering, excluding EENG 495 and EENG 499. As an option, students may select EENG 495, EENG 499, or a 400 level technical elective from outside Electrical and Computer Engineering for the remaining five elective credits, where the latter requires ECECR committee approval prior to enrolling in the course.||25|
|COMPUTING SYSTEMS: ORGANIZATION AND DESIGN|
|EMBEDDED SYSTEMS DESIGN|
|REAL TIME EMBEDDED SYSTEMS|
|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 SYSTEMS DESIGN|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS|
|PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING|
|DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS|
|Required Senior Capstone|
& EENG 490B
|SR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LAB I|
and SR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LAB II
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
The most current Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are available on the website.
The number of majors, premajors and graduates for Electrical and Computer Engineering are available here: https://www.ewu.edu/cstem/engineering/electrical-engineering-bs/.