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, energy systems, electromagnetics, semiconductor devices, signal processing, control systems, communications, digital systems, as well as in the physical 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.
The Electrical Engineering Program provides a flexible and hands-on experience for its students. Students can explore the breadth of electrical engineering through electives or focus their studies in areas such as energy systems, computer systems, or autonomous systems.
Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are to provide our graduates with disciplinary breadth and depth to fulfill complex professional and societal expectations by:
- Pursuing careers as practicing engineers or using their program knowledge in a wide range of other professional, educational and service activities;
- Assuming leadership roles and seeking continuous professional development;
- Contributing to their profession and society while appreciating the importance of ethical and sustainable practices, diversity, and inclusion.
The Curriculum for the B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Students must meet University requirements. Note that the University's Sustainability (SU) and Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirements are built into the Electrical Engineering curriculum. A minimum of 127 credits are required.
|GENERAL EDUCATION & EE FREE ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS (24 CREDITS)|
|Univ FWIL: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy||3|
|Univ D1: Diversity 1||3|
|Univ D1/D2: Diversity 1 or Diversity 2||3|
|General Education 3||9|
|Free Electives 1||6|
|MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS REQUIREMENTS (19 CREDITS)|
|MATH 021||QR: Calculus I||4|
|MATH 022||QR: Calculus II||4|
|MATH 120||Eng Math Linear Algebra Lab||1|
|MATH 121||QR: Calculus III||4|
|MATH 271||QR:Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|STAT 151||QR: Applied Probability||3|
|COMPUTING & SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS (14 CREDITS)|
|CS 021||QR: Computer Programming I||3|
|CHEM 031||General Chemistry 1||4|
|PHYS 031||Physics for Engineers I||4|
|PHYS 125||Physics for Engineers II||3|
|ENGINEERING COURSE REQUIREMENTS (46 CREDITS)|
|CEMS 050||CEMS First Year Seminar 2||1|
|CE 006||Applied Mechanics||3|
|EE 001||EE Principles and Design 2||2|
|EE 020||Circuits I||4|
|EE 021||Circuits II||4|
|EE 084||Circuits Design Project||2|
|EE 120||Electronics I||4|
|EE 131||Fundamentals of Digital Design||4|
|EE 141||Electromagnetic Field Theory||4|
|EE 171||Signals & Systems||4|
|EE 180||Engineering Ethics/Leadership||1|
|EE 183||Electronics Laboratory||2|
|EE 184||Electronics Design Project||3|
|EE 187||Capstone Design I||3|
|EE 188||Capstone Design II||3|
|EMGT 170||SU:Engineering Economics||3|
|JUNIOR ELECTIVES (CHOOSE AT LEAST THREE OF THE FOLLOWING) (12 CREDITS) 4|
|EE 110||Control Systems||4|
|EE 113||Electric Energy Systems||4|
|EE 121||Electronics II||4|
|EE 134||Microcontroller Systems||4|
|EE 174||Communication Systems||4|
|EE ELECTIVES (12 CREDITS) 5|
|PHYS 030||Physics Problem Solving I||1|
|PHYS 123||Physics Problem Solving II||1|
|ENGR 002||Graphical Communication||2|
|CS 110||QR: Intermediate Programming||4|
Free Electives: Free Electives allow students to further tailor their studies through, e.g., technical, general, and/or professional development electives. 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.
CEMS 050 & EE 001 are degree requirements designed for first-year students. Internal and external transfer students may substitute additional 100-level or higher engineering (BME, CE, EE, ENGR, ME) credits for these requirements.
General Education Electives: Students must complete 15 credits of approved General Education Electives, including one 3-credit D1 course, a second 3-credit D1 or D2 course, and 3 credits each of Arts and Humanities (AH) and Social Sciences (SS). A single course can satisfy multiple requirements in this category; the student will still need a total of 15 credits. Students who do not meet the SU requirement through engineering courses, should use GenEd credits to do so.
If a student takes more than three of these courses, one course may count as an EE Elective (see footnote 5).
EE Electives: EE 192, EE 193, EE 194, EE 195, EE 198 and all 200-level, 3-4 credit EE courses. 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.