Electrical 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:
- Graduates will understand relevant engineering and scientific principles underlying electrical and computer technologies, and have the capability to apply theoretical, computational, and experimental methods to solve real engineering problems.
- Graduates will have strong oral and written communication skills to interact with fellow engineers and non-technical personnel in a team environment.
- Graduates will have computer skills for effective use in engineering. They will possess a working knowledge of modern programming languages, as well as operating systems and software packages for design, analysis, and simulation.
- Graduates will be able to work hands-on in laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to accomplish assigned tasks and projects.
- Graduates will be aware of the societal responsibility of engineers and the essential nature of high ethical standards of professional behavior.
- Graduates will possess effective engineering design capability and an awareness of cost, safety, sustainability, accessibility, and other associated constraints in engineering design.
For admission to the Bachelor of Science program, students must satisfy the admission criteria of the Division of Engineering, College of Engineering.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete 125 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 Engineering Curriculum
|BE 1200||Basic Engineering I: Design in Engineering||3|
|CHM 1225||General Chemistry I for Engineers||3|
|CHM 1230||General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|ENG 1020||Introductory College Writing||3|
|MAT 2010||Calculus I||4|
|Any (WE) Wayne Experience||1|
|CSC 2000||Introduction to C++ Programming Language||3|
|ECO 2010 |
or ECO 2020
|Principles of Microeconomics |
or Principles of Macroeconomics
|MAT 2020||Calculus II||4|
|PHY 2175||University Physics for Engineers I (*) See Note at Bottom of Curriculum||4|
|ECE 2610||Digital Logic I||4|
|MAT 2030||Calculus III||4|
|PHY 2185||University Physics for Engineers II (*) See Note at Bottom of Curriculum||4|
|Any (CIV) Civic Literacy||3|
|BE 2100||Basic Engineering III: Probability and Statistics in Engineering||3|
|ECE 3040||Numerical Methods for Engineers||3|
|ECE 3300||Introduction to Electrical Circuits||4|
|MAT 2150||Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra||4|
|ECE 3330||Electrical Circuits II||4|
|ECE 3620||Introduction to Microcomputers||4|
|ENG 3050||Technical Communication I: Reports||3|
|PHI 1120||Professional Ethics||3|
|ECE 4330||Linear Systems and Signals||4|
|ECE 4570||Fundamentals of Microelectronic Devices||4|
|Any (GL) Course - Global Learning||3|
|Electrical, Computer or Biomedical Electronics and Systems Option Course||4|
|Electrical, Computer or Biomedical Electronics and Systems Option Courses||8|
|ECE 4700||Introduction to Communication Theory||4|
|ECE 4340 |
or ECE 4331
|Microcomputer-Based Instrumentation Laboratory |
or Systems and Signals Laboratory
|ENG 3060||Technical Communication II: Presentations||3|
|Any (DEI) Course - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion||3|
|ECE 4600||Capstone Design I||4|
|Any ECE Electives||8|
*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. This makes the degree total 125 credits.
Biomedical Electronics and Systems Option
|ECE 5100||Quantitative Physiology||4|
|ECE 6180||Biomedical Instrumentation||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Digital Image Processing|
|Introduction to Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS)|
|Robotic Systems I|
|ECE 4050||Algorithms and Data Structures||4|
|ECE 4680||Computer Architecture||4|
|ECE 5650||Computer Networking and Network Programming||4|
|ECE 4470||Control Systems I||4|
|ECE 4800||Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I||4|
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 125
*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. This make the degree total 125 credits.
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.