Electrical Engineering B.S.EE.
The curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering includes instruction in electrical and electronic circuits, electromagnetics, semiconductor devices, signal and system analysis, communications, digital systems, as well as in physical and life sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
Engineering design is developed and integrated into each student’s program and culminates in a required major design experience which draws upon prior course work and which focuses on the issues and expectations of professional practice.
Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
The Electrical Engineering program is based on a solid foundation of the mathematical and physical sciences, engineering science and design, principles of professional engineering practice, and liberal education which together prepare graduates to:
- Succeed in careers as practicing electrical engineers in a wide range of industrial, governmental, and/or educational work environments;
- Participate as active and effective members of engineering teams (possibly multi-disciplinary), which may be composed of people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
- Lead engineering teams in an effective, fair, and responsible manner;
- Communicate effectively, in written, oral and graphical forms, about their engineering activities and the results of those activities;
- Educate themselves throughout their careers about advancements within their discipline and the role of their discipline in society in general;
- Practice their profession in an ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible manner.
The Curriculum for the B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Students must meet University requirements. Note that the University's Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement is built into the Electrical Engineering curriculum. A minimum of 124-125 credits are required.
|University General Education & EE Free Elective Requirements (18 credits)|
|Univ FWIL: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy||3|
|Univ D1: Diversity 1||3|
|Univ D1/D2: Diversity 1 or Diversity 2||3|
|Free Electives 1||9|
|Mathematics & Statistics Requirements (21 credits)|
|MATH 021||QR: Calculus I||4|
|MATH 022||QR: Calculus II||4|
|MATH 121||QR: Calculus III||4|
|MATH 122||QR: Applied Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 271||QR:Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|STAT 151||QR: Applied Probability||3|
|Computing & Science Requirements (14 credits)|
|CS 020||QR: Programming for Engineers||3|
|CHEM 031||General Chemistry 1||4|
|PHYS 031||Physics for Engineers I||4|
|PHYS 125||Physics for Engineers II||3|
|Engineering Course Requirements (71-72 credits)|
|ENGR 050||First Year Engineering Seminar 2||1|
|ENGR 002||Graphical Communication||2|
|EE 001||EE Principles and Design 2||2|
|EE 003||Linear Circuit Analysis I||3|
|EE 004||Linear Circuit Analysis II||3|
|EE 081||Linear Circuits Laboratory I||2|
|EE 082||Linear Circuits Laboratory II||2|
|EE 106||QR:Embedded Programming in C||2|
|EE 120||Electronics I||4|
|EE 131||Fundamentals of Digital Design||3|
|EE 134||Microcontroller Systems||4|
|EE 141||Electromagnetic Field Theory||4|
|EE 171||Signals & Systems||4|
|EE 180||Engineering Ethics/Leadership 3||1|
|EE 183||Electronics Laboratory||2|
|EE 184||Electronics Design Project||3|
|EE 187||Capstone Design I||3|
|EE 188||Capstone Design II||3|
|At least three of the following: 4||12|
|SU: Electric Energy Systems|
|EE Electives 5||12|
|Optional/Recommended Courses (0-2 credits)|
|PHYS 030||Physics Problem Solving I||0-1|
|PHYS 123||Physics Problem Solving II||0-1|
Free Electives: Students may use free elective credits to pursue coursework germane to their interests. Students are encouraged to work with their advisor(s) to select courses that complement their curricula and support their academic and career goals. Students should select one course that meets the University Sustainability Requirement (SU) if they have not taken an SU engineering course.
ENGR 050 & EE 001 are degree requirements designed for first-year students. Internal and external transfer students may substitute 100-level or higher engineering (BME, CE, EE, ENGR, ME) credits for these requirements.
EE 180 meets the EE Ethics & Leadership Requirement. Students may pursue a documented, pre-approved substitution (to take ethics/leadership coursework in disciplines such as Philosophy, Business and Military Studies) or waiver (to satisfy this requirement through ethics/leadership-related non-course university activities).
If a student takes all four courses, one course counts one as an EE Elective (see footnote 5).
EE Electives: EE 193, EE 194 and all 200-level, 3-4 credit EE courses. (Also see footnote 4). At least 9 credits must be at the 200-level or above. Four distinct 3-4 credit EE electives are required. EE Elective requirement may not be met by taking three 4 credit courses.