10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Aerospace Engineering | Applied Mathematics | Biomedical Engineering | Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering | Computer Science | Computer Engineering (Computer Science) | Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering (Electrical Engineering) | Engineering Science | Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering | Systems Engineering | Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is a rapidly expanding field, including such topics as communications, microelectronics, control systems, and computer system design, to name just a few. New and exciting areas are continually being developed, and more traditional areas are finding new applications. Because of the rapidly-changing nature of the field, the program in electrical engineering is designed to provide a strong preparation in the traditional core areas of electrical engineering, while providing maximum flexibility to accommodate student interests and current technological developments. The aim is to provide a firm foundation in the fundamentals of the discipline, combined with sufficient depth in a chosen area to prepare the student for diverse employment opportunities or for graduate study in electrical engineering or related fields.

Students can use the flexibility available in our elective program to focus their study on an area of particular interest within electrical engineering, including communication systems, digital system design, control systems, and applied electrophysics. In addition, with careful planning, students can use technical electives for interdisciplinary studies; for example, computer science, biomedical engineering, or materials science, perhaps even earning a minor in a related field. Specific suggestions for study in several areas are available from the departmental office. Of particular interest is a new program in computer engineering, which combines study in electrical engineering with study in computer science. The Computer Engineering Program is detailed below, after the Electrical Engineering Program.

Minor   Nineteen credits minimum including three required courses and three electives. Required courses: ENGR 203, ENGR 208, and EE 204. Three elective courses (with at least one course at the 400 level or above) can be selected from among a list of courses available in the electrical engineering office.

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

First Semester
APMA 101Calculus I 4
CHEM 151Introductory Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 151LIntroductory Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 1
ENGR 160Engineering Concepts 3
ENGR 164Engineering Design 3
TCC 101Language Communication and the Technological Society 3
Total17
Second Semester
APMA 102Calculus II 4
CS 101Introduction to Computer Science 3
PHYS 142EGeneral Physics I 4
Science elective I[2]3
General Education elective[1]3
Total17
Third Semester
APMA 205Calculus III 4
PHYS 241EGeneral Physics II 3
PHYS 241LPhysics Laboratory I1
CS 201Software Development Methods 3
ENGR 203Electrical Science 3
General Education elective3
Total17
Fourth Semester
APMA 206Differential Equations I4
EE 204Electrical Circuits I 4
ENGR 208Digital Logic Design 3
TCC 2__TCC elective3
Technical elective I[3]3
Total17
Fifth Semester
EE 309Electromagnetic Fields 3
EE 323Signals and Systems I 3
EE 335Microcomputers4
Technical elective 2[3]3
General Education elective[1]3
Total16
Sixth Semester
APMA 310Probability 3
EE 3__EE elective[4]3
EE 3__EE elective[4]3
Technical elective 3[3]3
General Education elective[1]3
Total15
Seventh Semester
TCC 401Western Technology and Culture 3
EE ___EE elective[4]3
EE ___EE Lab elective[4]1 1/2
EE ___EE elective[4]3
EE/CS ___EE/CS elective3
General Education elective[1]3
Total16 1/2
Eighth Semester
TCC 402The Engineer in Society 3
EE ___EE elective[4]3
EE ___EE Lab elective[4]1 1/2
EE ___EE elective[4]3
Technical elective 4[3]3
Unrestricted elective3
Total16 1/2
132 credits - minimum required for graduation

[1] General education electives are to be selected from the list of approved courses which has been prepared by the school, and is included in the Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook, available at the department office. In order to provide both depth and breadth in the humanities and social sciences, the general education courses should not simply be a selection of unrelated introductory courses. That is, at least two courses must be taken in a single subject area. Further, a course in economics is required.
[2]Select a science elective from
CHEM 152 Introductory Chemistry for Engineers 3
BIOL 201 Introduction to Biology 3
BIOL 202 Introduction to Biology 3
MSE 102 Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials 3
PHYS 242E General Physics III 3
[3] A technical elective is defined as a course in engineering (may be EE), mathematics, or science at the 200 level or above. Of the four technical electives, two must be at the 300 level or above.
[4] EE 435, EE 436 count as one course and one lab if chosen as electives. Students must choose electives so that at least two courses and a lab fall within a single area of concentration and at least one course is taken in another area of concentration. The four areas of concentration available are: applied electrophysics, communications and signal processing, digital systems, and controls. A list of electives which fulfill the requirements of each concentration is included in the Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.


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