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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.


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Professor Ahmed Eltom, Head

Program Mission:

The electrical engineering program educates students for professional practice or further study in electrical engineering, contributes to the body of knowledge in electrical engineering education, and creates a supportive environment that enables students and faculty to achieve their best.

Program Objectives:

In support of this mission, the electrical engineering program prepares students to

  • achieve success within the electrical engineering discipline that includes both professional and intellectual growth and development.
  • demonstrate professional competence through continuing education and/or advanced degrees.
  • be effective and positively contributing members within their professional, local, and global societies.

The electrical engineering program faculty holds degrees in various emphasis areas of electrical engineering and is committed to a curriculum that is broad-based in the engineering fundamentals of analysis and design, and has a strong emphasis in electrical engineering. The electrical program curriculum provides breadth in the areas of electrical engineering plus emphases on electronics, instrumentation and control systems, and power systems. The curriculum is highly structured and is laboratory intensive.

Degree and Accreditation:

Electrical Engineering program graduates obtain a B.S.E.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria.

General Education


(see Certified General Education Courses  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)


  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing

Fine Arts and Humanities: (6 hours)


  • Complete one approved course from two different subcategories

Historical Understanding (3 hours)


Literature (3 hours)


Thought, Values and Beliefs (3 hours)


Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)


Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)


  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)


  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses

    (  and   recommended)

Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)


  • One approved non-western culture course

Program and Related Courses


Electrical Engineering Focus Area: Choose One Category (7 hours)


Electrical Engineering Electives:


  • Two 3-hour 3000-level or 4000-level electrical engineering courses
  • Two 1-hour 3000-level or 4000-level electrical engineering laboratory courses

Note: ENEE 4750 Analog Communications  is highly recommended for students selecting the Power Systems focus area.

Technical Elective:


  • Two 3-hour 3000-level or 4000-level engineering (ENGR, ENME, ENCE, ENCH, ENIE, ENNE, ENEV, or ENEE) or advisor-approved courses

Professional Elective


  • One 3-hour Math, Science (ASTR, BIOL, CHEM or PHYS, Business (ACC, BUS, MGT, ECON, FIN or MKT) or other related areas and must be approved by department.

Additional Information and Notes


128 hours (138 for co-op graduates).

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

*Also satisfies requirement in the major.

#Also satisfies a general education requirement.

ClearPath Showcase


ClearPath Showcases provide students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath Showcases also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree. Students should also meet regularly with their academic and professional advisors.

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