B.S. in Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree curriculum prepares graduates for entrance into the profession of electrical engineering by providing them a varied and balanced educational experience with an appropriate combination of theoretical and practical skills. Students are provided with a strong foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, computer and design skills, the engineering sciences and the liberal arts. A stimulating course of study is maintained by offering students a reasonable variety of required contemporary courses and electives courses in emerging technical areas. The engineering laboratory experience is fully integrated with course work.

The curriculum also prepares students for further study at the graduate level in either electrical engineering or in related scientific, technical or professional disciplines. The program encourages students to be aware of societal problems and needs and helps them develop problem-solving skills while maintaining high professional standards and ethics.

The curriculum provides students with an engineering design experience that expands in breadth and depth as they progress through their studies. This experience is introduced early in the curriculum. Simple design examples are presented in ENGR1301 Engineering Practices, Graphics and Design. Students begin to learn basic AC and DC circuits, operational amplifiers, three-phase circuits, two-port networks, filters and system analysis in a three-course sequence in circuit theory and systems. This allows them to design complex linear and nonlinear analog electronic circuits and devices in a three-course sequence in electronics. Students also design digital systems involving logic gates, counters, shift registers, multiplexers, de-multiplexers, encoders and decoders and advance to the design of microprocessor-embedded systems in a three-course sequence in digital logic and system design. The design of digital filters is conducted in EENG3224 Digital Signal Processing.

Substantial engineering design experience is obtained from the integrated laboratory experience throughout the curriculum. Advanced courses help students acquire additional experimental, design and computer simulation skills and integrate theory with practice. As a culmination of their design experience, senior students are required to successfully design a component or system in EENG4268 Electrical Engineering Project by utilizing their past course work, by following professional practice, and by exercising sound engineering judgment. The curriculum is continually revised and updated to meet the ever-changing needs of our constituencies.

Because of the importance of modern telecommunication technology, required courses in communication systems, data communications and computer networks, and wireless communications have been added to the curriculum. Course work in computer hardware and software has been expanded.

Technical electives allow students to take courses related to their professional interests in consultation with their adviser. An adviser is assigned to each student in the first year and guides him or her throughout the program.
Cooperative Education Option
Students in the B.S.E.E. program have the option to undertake a cooperative education experience and earn a total of 6 academic credits toward their degrees as technical electives. The co-op experience provides students a real-world grounding, linking theory and practice, academic and industrial experiences, and college education and lifelong learning. It better prepares students for jobs, gives them a competitive edge in the job market, helps them develop networking skills and professional contacts and allows them to experience career fields before graduation. Industry benefits from better-prepared students with real and relevant work experience – saving time and money by reducing the training period for new employees.
1st Semester  (15 credits)

ENWR1101   Academic Writing
ENGR1301    Engineering Practices, Graphics and Design
MATH1201   Calculus I
PHYS2201     Physics Laboratory I
PHYS2203     University Physics I
UNIV1001     Transitioning to University Life

 
2nd Semester (18 credits)

ENWR1102    Academic Research & Writing
ENGR1204     Programming Languages in Engineering
ENGR2286     Digital System Design
MATH2202    Calculus II
PHYS2202      Physics Laboratory II
PHYS2204      University Physics II
UNIV1002       Preparing for Professional Life

 
3rd Semester            (16 credits) 

EENG2221    Signals and Systems I
ENGR2287    Microprocessor System Design I
ENGR3200    Advanced Engineering Programming
MATH2210   Differential Equations
UNIV2001      Cross-cultural Perspectives

 
4th Semester (15 credits)

EENG2222    Signals and Systems II
ENGR2210   Technical Communications
EENG3288    Microprocessor System Design II
ENGR4221    Engineering Statistics and Reliability
UNIV2002      Global Issues

 
5th Semester (15 credits)

EENG3223    Linear Systems
EENG3265    Electronics I
ENGR4210    Managerial & Engineering Economic Analysis
MATH2203    Calculus III
MECH2224    Mechanical Engineering Topics

 
6th Semester (16 credits)

CHEM1201   General Chemistry I
CHEM1203   General Chemistry Laboratory I
EENG3224    Digital Signal Processing
EENG3266    Electronics II
ENGR3341    Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Ethical & Moral Analysis
ENGR3000    Modern Technologies

 
7th Semester  (16 credits) 

EENG3244   Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
EENG3267   Electronics III
EENG4260   Prep for EE Project
EENG4342   Data Communications and Computer Networks
EENG4355   Analog And Digital Control
_________   Technical Elective

 
8th Semester (17 credits)

EENG4341   Communication Systems
EENG4347   Wireless Communication
EENG4268   Electrical Engineering Project (WR)
_________   Technical Elective (9 credits)

 

* WR - Writing Intensive Courses

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES:  Twelve credits must be selected from the Technical Electives List for the Engineering Curriculum, copies of which can be obtained through the Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering.  Choices must be approved by an academic advisor.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Students must take ENGR 3000 Modern Technologies to satisfy this requirement.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.