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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.


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Professor Abdelrahman Karrar, 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 Educational Objectives:

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

1. Achieve success within the electrical engineering profession.
2. Remain intellectually curious, seeking professional development through continuing education and/or advanced degrees.
3. 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 Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

General Education (36 hours)


(see General Education  for list of approved courses) 

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering only require 2 courses/6 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Program and Related Course:


Electrical Engineering Focus Area: Choose One Category (10 hours)


Electrical Engineering Electives:


  • 11 hours of 3000-level or 4000-level electrical engineering courses and laboratory courses (with a minimum of 1 hour from 3000-4000 level laboratory courses) except ENCH 3280  and ENEE 3700  

Technical Electives:


  • Two 3-hour 2000-level or above engineering (ENME, ENCE, ENCH, CPEN, CPSC or ENEE) or advisor-approved courses except ENCH 3280  and ENEE 3700 .

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.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Joint Undergraduate to Masters Program (JUMP)


Undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who are classified as seniors and are within 30 hours of completion of their first bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.25 are eligible to participate in a joint undergraduate to masters program. Please refer to the specific JUMP program requirements as some GPA requirements are higher. This Joint Undergraduate to Masters Program allows a student to take graduate classes early and potentially complete a graduate program in less time and for less cost than the traditional graduate program which is completed after the undergraduate degree is awarded. 

Find more information in Academic Regulations .

Specific JUMP Requirements


Undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) who are within 30 hours of completion of their first bachelor’s degree and have an overall GPA of at least 3.4 are eligible to participate in the combined undergraduate to graduate programs. A combined undergraduate to graduate program allows a student to gain early admission to and potentially complete a graduate program in less time and for less money than required of traditional graduate students.  Application to the combined undergraduate to graduate program and the Graduate School, including all program specific requirements, may be submitted for review during a student’s junior year.  With the approval of the program coordinator, department head, the dean of the college housing the graduate program, and the dean of the Graduate School, the student will be admitted to the program as a rising senior, after completion of 90 credit hours.  With the permission of the program coordinator and department head, a student may enroll in up to a total of 9 hours of graduate course work.  Programs may limit the number of graduate credit hours taken; refer to specific information in the program section of this catalog.  Undergraduate students must complete all undergraduate major requirements. All graduate courses for which a grade of B or better is earned may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, provided the academic program completes and submits a course substitution for the graduate hours. Subsequent admission to the graduate program as a regular graduate student will require completion of the undergraduate degree, an application to Graduate School, and approval of the program coordinator, department head and dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate courses eligible to apply to both degree programs:

ENEE 5020 - Linear Systems
ENEE 5110 - Digital Communications
ENEE 5660 - Smart Distribution Systems
ENEE 5700 - Microcomputer Applications

ClearPath for Advising


The ClearPath for Advising provides students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath for Advising guides also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree.  Your ClearPath is available through the Advisement website.

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