Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CS 120Computer Science I4
ECE 101Foundations of Electrical and Computer Engineering2
ECE 210Electrical Circuits I3
ECE 211Electrical Circuits Lab I1
ECE 212Electrical Circuits II3
ECE 213Electrical Circuits II Lab1
ECE 240Digital Logic3
ECE 241Logic Circuit Lab1
ECE 292Sophomore Seminar0
ECE 310Microelectronics I3
ECE 311Microelectronics I Lab1
ECE 320Energy Systems I3
ECE 321Energy Systems I Laboratory1
ECE 330Electromagnetic Theory3
ECE 331Electromagnetics Laboratory1
ECE 340Microcontrollers3
ECE 341Microcontrollers Lab1
ECE 350Signals and Systems I3
ECE 351Signals and Systems I Lab1
ECE 480EE Senior Design I3
ECE 481EE Senior Design II3
ECE 491Senior Seminar0
ENGR 210Engineering Statics3
ENGR 220Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 360Engineering Economy2
ENGL 317Technical Writing3
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 175Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH 275Analytic Geometry and Calculus III3
MATH 310Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 330Linear Algebra3
PHIL 103Ethics3
or AMST 301 Studies in American Culture
PHYS 211Engineering Physics I3
PHYS 211LLaboratory Physics I1
PHYS 212Engineering Physics II3
PHYS 212LLaboratory Physics II1
STAT 301Probability and Statistics3
Select one of the following:3-4
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Foundations of Economic Analysis
Select one upper-division Engineering Science elective:3
Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Mechanics of Materials
Numerical Methods
Numerical Methods
Numerical Methods
Select 18 credits of Technical electives taken from upper-division Engineering, Math, Physics, Statistics, and Computer Science courses: 118
Microelectronics II
Introduction to Electronic Packaging
Energy Systems II
Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits
Propagation of Wireless Signals
Antenna Principles and Design
Digital Systems Engineering
Distributed Processing and Control Networks
Signals and Systems II
ECE 460Semiconductor Devices3
or ECE 465 Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication
Total Hours117-118

Courses to total 128 credits for this degree, not counting ENGL 101 , MATH 143 , and other courses that might be required to remove deficiencies.

Students majoring in electrical engineering must earn a grade of P in ECE 292 and a grade of C or better in each of the following courses for graduation and before registration is permitted in upper-division electrical and computer engineering courses:

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CS 120Computer Science I4
ECE 210Electrical Circuits I3
ECE 211Electrical Circuits Lab I1
ECE 212Electrical Circuits II3
ECE 213Electrical Circuits II Lab1
ECE 240
ECE 241
Digital Logic
and Logic Circuit Lab
4
ENGR 210Engineering Statics3
PHYS 211Engineering Physics I3
PHYS 212Engineering Physics II3

Students majoring in electrical engineering or computer engineering must meet the college requirements for admission to classes (see "Admission to Classes" under College of Engineering, part four).

Any student majoring in electrical engineering may accumulate no more than five (5) letter grades of D’s and F’s in mathematics, science, or engineering courses that are used to satisfy graduation requirements. Included in this number are multiple repeats of a single class or single repeats in multiple classes and courses transferred from other institutions. Specifically excluded are D or F grades from laboratory sections associated with courses.

Within the constraints on choice of technical electives noted above, students may choose sets of electives to develop proficiencies in certain areas of emphasis. Three such areas are currently available, one in communications, one in integrated circuit design, and one in power. The course requirements for each of these areas are described below.

Communications Emphasis

This emphasis prepares students for a variety of careers in the communications industry. Students should take a total of 18 credits from the following:

Core Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Microelectronics II
Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits
Signals and Systems II
Technical Electives9
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Radio-Frequency IC Design
Propagation of Wireless Signals
Introduction to VLSI Design
Communication Systems
Information and Coding Theory
Total Hours27

Microelectronics Emphasis

This emphasis prepares students for variety careers in the semiconductor industry. It includes courses in analog/RF and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design, semiconductors, and IC packaging. Students should take a total of 18 credits from the following:

Required credits:
ECE 410Microelectronics II3
ECE 460Semiconductor Devices3
Select 3 core credits from the following:3
Radio-Frequency IC Design
Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Introduction to Electronic Packaging
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Digital Systems Engineering
Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits
Signals and Systems II
Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication
Select 6 additional credits of technical electives from the following:6
Radio-Frequency IC Design
Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Mixed Signal IC Design
Introduction to Electronic Packaging
Image Sensors and Systems
Introduction to VLSI Design
Semiconductor Theory
Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication
Total Hours18

Power Emphasis

This emphasis prepares students for a variety of careers with electric utilities, consulting firms, and with manufacturing and design firms. Students should take a total of 18 credits from the following:

ECE 420Energy Systems II3
ECE 422Power Systems Analysis3
ECE 427Power Electronics3
ECE 450Signals and Systems II3
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Microelectronics II
Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits
Digital Systems Engineering
Select 3 additional credits of technical electives:3
Total Hours18