College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in areas associated with electronics, digital systems, communications, controls and robotics, computer-aided design (CAD), instrumentation, bioengineering, and other traditional and emerging areas of high technology.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering has concentrations in Communication; Computer Engineering; Digital Signal Processing (DSP); Electronic Materials, MEMS and Microelectronics; and Systems and Control Engineering. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Through the proper selection of elective courses (at least three technical elective courses must be selected from a single technical area) to augment required courses, successful students will develop a specialization pertinent to many of these areas that may lead to productive employment in the public or private sector with electronics companies, high-technology industries, and government agencies.

The program will also provide the opportunity for students to develop an understanding of fundamentals and current issues important for future years of learning through such activities as graduate school, distance education, professional training, and membership in professional societies.

Degree Requirements

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 126, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the General Engineering requirements, and the Electrical Engineering requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed in the table below satisfy both major requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree

Core Curriculum Component Area Courses that Satisfy Core Curriculum and Degree Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement

First Year Experience (3 semester credit hours)

  • AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core component area 090)
Communication

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

All students must take the following six hours to meet this core requirement

Mathematics

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

MAT 1214 Calculus I may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Mathematics, as well as for one of the General Engineering requirements.

Life and Physical Sciences

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

CHE 1103 General Chemistry I and PHY 1943 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements for Life and Physical Science, as well as two of the General Engineering requirements.

Language, Philosophy, & Culture and Creative Arts

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Any three hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Any three hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

American History, Government-Political Science, and Social & Behavioral Sciences

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Any six hours listed under this section in the list of core courses will satisfy this core requirement.

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Component Area Option

Component Area Option (3 semester credit hours)

General Engineering Requirements
All degree-seeking candidates in engineering must complete the following 22 semester credit hours, as well as the Core Curriculum requirements and major requirements:

Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements
All degree-seeking candidates in Electrical Engineering must complete the following semester credit hours, as well as the Core Curriculum requirements and General Engineering requirements:

  1. 56 semester credit hours of required courses:
    1. 50 semester credit hours of electrical engineering courses:
    2. 6 semester credit hours of supporting courses:
      • CS 2073 Computer Programming with Engineering Applications
      • EE 3533 Random Signals and Noise
      • STA 3533 Probability and Random Processes
  2. 15 semester credit hours of electrical engineering elective courses. At least three courses (9 hours) from one of the following concentrations must be selected:
    • Communication Concentration
    • Computer Engineering Concentration
    • DSP Concentration
      • EE 4453 Selected Topics in Digital Signal Processing
      • EE 4623 Digital Filtering
      • EE 4643 Digital Signal Processing
      • EE 4663 Digital Image Processing
    • Electronic Materials, MEMS and Microelectronics Concentration
      • EE 4323 Dielectric and Optoelectronic Engineering Laboratory
      • EE 4513 Introduction to VLSI Design
      • EE 4523 Introduction to Micro and Nanotechnology
      • EE 4533 Principles of Microfabrication
      • EE 4543 Advanced Topics in Micro and Nanotechnology
    • Systems and Control Concentration
      • EE 3513 Electromechanical Systems
      • EE 4443 Discrete-Time and Computer-Controlled Systems
      • EE 4723 Intelligent Robotics
      • EE 4733 Intelligent Control
      • EE 4743 Embedded Control Systems
      • EE 4753 Computer Analysis of Power Systems

      Recommended degree plans and current ABET requirements may be obtained from the College of Engineering Undergraduate Advising Center’s Degree Plans webpage.