Curriculum

Undergraduates earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering have three concentration options: electrical, computer and biomedical electronics and systems. They are outlined toward the bottom of this page.

Freshman year

First semester 

Total 15 credits
MAT 2010: (MC) Calculus I, 4
CHM 1225: (PS) General Chemistry for Engineering, 3
CHM 1230: General Chemistry I Laboratory, 1
ENG 1020: (BC) Introductory College Writing, 4
BE 1200: (CL) Basic Engineering I: Design in Engineering, 3

Second semester 

Total 15 credits
MAT 2020: Calculus II, 4
PHY 2175: (PS) University Physics for Engineergs I, 4
PHY 2171: University Physics Laboratory, 1
CSC 2000: Introduction to C++ Programming Language, 3
Any (AI) Course: American Society and Institutions, 3
Critical Thinking (CT) Exam, 0

Sophomore year

First semester 

Total 18 Credits
MAT 2030: Calculus III, 4
PHY 2185: University Physics for Engineers II, 4
BE 2100: Basic Engineering III: Probability and Statistics in Engineering, 3
ECO 2010 or ECO 2020, 4
-- (SS) Principles of Microeconomics
-- (SS) Principles of Macroeconomics 
Any (VP) Course: Visual & Performing Arts, 3

Second semester

Total 15 Credits
MAT 2150: Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra, 4
ECE 3040: Numerical Methods for Engineers, 3
ECE 2610: Digital Logic I, 4
ECE 3300: Introduction to Electrical Circuits, 4

Junior year

First semester 

Total 14 Credits
ECE 3330: Electrical Circuits II, 4
ECE 3570: Electronics, 4
ENG 3050: (IC) Technical Communication I: Reports, 3
Any (HS) Course - Historical Studies, 3

Second semester 

Total 18 Credits
ECE 3620: Introduction to Microcomputers, 4
ECE 4330: Linear Systems & Signals, 4
ECE 4570: Fundamentals of Microelectronic Devices, 4
ENG 3060: (OC) Technical Communication II: Presentations, 3
Any (FC) Course: Foreign Culture, 3

Senior year

First semester 

Total 17 Credits
ECE Elective, 4
ECE 4700: Introduction to Communication Theory, 4
ECE 4340: Microcomputer-Based Instrumentation Lab, 2
Select an option of the program and take a course in that option1, 4
PHI 1120: (PL) Professional Ethics, 3

Second semester 

Total 19 Credits
Take the remaining two courses of your selected option, 8

ECE 4600: (WI) Capstone Design, 4

ECE Elective2, 4
BIO 1510: (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms, 3

Electrical option  

ECE 4470: Control Systems I, 4
ECE 4800: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I, 4
Electrical option Elective2, 4

Computer option  

ECE 4680: Computer Organization, 4
ECE 4050: Algorithms and Data Structures, 4

ECE 5650: Computer Networks & Programming, 4

Biomedical Electronics & Systems option  

ECE 5100: Engineering Physiology, 4
ECE 6180: Biomedical Instrumentation, 4
ECE 5425 or ECE 5575 or ECE 5690, 4
--  Introduction to Robotic Systems
-- MEMS
-- Introduction to Digital Image Processing
 

Total credits: 130

1Undergraduates earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering have three concentration options: electrical, computer and biomedical electronics and systems.
2Any 4000 or higher level ECE courses, BE 1300 and 1310 (together) or any NEN courses can be taken as ECE Elective or Electrical option Elective.

Electrical Engineering -  Honors Opportunity

Electrical Engineering undergraduate students participating in University Honors or AGRADE may pursue departmental honors. Courses and credits to satisfy the Electrical Engineering departmental honors requirements are listed below. This information does not contain all of the degree requirements to graduate. Please see the Electrical Engineering advisor for details.

Department requirements (24 credits total)

-Need a minimum GPA of 3.5, with at least a 3.3 GPA in Honors courses
-11 credits must be in Engineering Honors courses including the following:
o BE 5998 – Engineering Honors Thesis (4 cr.)
o ECE 3040 –Numerical Methods for Engineers (Honors Option) (3 cr.)
o ECE 4000 level course with an Honors Option (4 cr.)
-At least one HON 42XX Honors seminar (3 cr.). (VP), (HS), or (FC) Honors seminars will also fulfill University Group requirements. The (LS) Honors seminar requires evaluation by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

The additional 10 credits required for graduation with Honors may be taken in any department, including additional Engineering courses.

Suggestions include: approved AGRADE courses, BIO 1510, ECO 2010 or ECO 2020, MAT 2010 (Emerging Scholars Section), MAT 2020 (Emerging Scholars Section), BE 2100 (Honors Section)