Academic Catalog

Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)

In addition to the Undergraduate Program Goals for the College of Engineering, the specific objectives of the Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering include the following:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the Bachelor of Science program, students must satisfy the admission criteria of the Division of Engineering, College of Engineering

Program Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete 126-129 credits of coursework, including the University General Education requirements. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College of Engineering governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees. The degree requirements shown in the curriculum below are in effect as of the publication date of this bulletin. However, students should consult an academic advisor for verification of current requirements.

In the freshman and sophomore years, the student acquires a foundation in the principles of science and mathematics required for the study of engineering. In addition, general education studies are provided to ensure a well-rounded education. Basic concepts of electrical circuits, electronics, computers and electromagnetic fields are studied after prerequisite mathematics and science backgrounds are mastered. In the senior year, a choice of electrical and computer engineering electives permits the student to specialize in one or more areas. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredits
BE 1200 Basic Engineering I: Design in Engineering 3
CHM 1125 General Chemistry I for Engineers 3
CHM 1130 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
ENG 1020 Introductory College Writing 3
MAT 2010 Calculus I 4
Second Semester
BE 1500 Introduction to Programming and Computation for Engineers 3
ECE 2050 Object-Oriented Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
MAT 2020 Calculus II 4
PHY 2175 University Physics for Engineers I 4
Any (CIV) course 3
Second Year
First Semester
BE 2100 Basic Engineering III: Probability and Statistics in Engineering 3
ECE 2610 Digital Logic Design 4
MAT 2030 Calculus III 4
PHY 2185 University Physics for Engineers II 4
PHY 2181 University Physics Laboratory II * See Note at Bottom of Curriculum 1
Second Semester
ECE 3040 Numerical Methods for Engineers 3
ECE 3300 Introduction to Electrical Circuits 4
MAT 2150 Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra 4
MAT 2860 Discrete Mathematics 3
Any (DEI) Course 3
Third Year
First Semester
ECE 3330 Electrical Circuits II 3
ECE 3570 Electronics 4
ECE 3620 Introduction to Microcomputers 4
ECE 4050 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
ENG 3050 Technical Communication I: Reports 3
Second Semester
ECE 4330 Linear Systems and Signals 4
ECE 4570 Fundamentals of Microelectronic Devices 3
ECE 4680 Computer Architecture 3
ENG 3060 Technical Communication II: Presentations 3
Any (GL) Course - Global Learning 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
ECE 4470 Control Systems I 3
ECE 4700 Introduction to Communication Theory 4
ECE 4340
Microcomputer-Based Instrumentation Laboratory
or Systems and Signals Laboratory
PHI 1120
Professional Ethics
or Introduction to Ethics
ECE Elective 3-4
Second Semester
ECE 4600 Capstone Design I 4
ECO 2010
Principles of Microeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
or Survey of Economics
2 ECE Electives 6-8
 Total Credits126-129

Students are required to take either PHY 2171 along with PHY 2175 OR or take PHY 2181 along with PHY 2185.  The Electrical Engineering department recommends taking PHY 2181

Substitution of a course not on this list requires approval of the department chairperson or delegated faculty advisor.

Course Material Fee

A course material fee is charged for laboratory courses using expendable materials.

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