2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, BS

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Learning Outcomes

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has established the following educational outcomes for the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering (BSEE).

By the time of graduation, students are expected to demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The acquisition of the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental and social context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering are statements that describe the accomplishments of graduates 3-5 years post graduation:

  1. Illuminate-lifelong learning in electrical engineering. Alumni are expected to learn new engineering technologies as needed and pursue graduate school to technology careers, including but not limited to technical development, project management and technical sales.
  2. Investigate-demonstration of electrical engineering principles. Alumni should have the ability to find and access information relevant to an application under development and have the ability to understand and approach various engineering problems and convert them into engineering products.
  3. Innovate-creative application of electrical engineering principles. Alumni should be able to apply the theory and techniques of electrical engineering to innovate real-world solutions.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering requires the following:

  • completion of at least 128 credit hours
  • participation in the Exit Interview
  • a minimum of 2.0 average in all ECE and CU courses taken
  • a minimum of 2.0 in  ,  , and  .

Course Requirements

Mathematics (18 Credit Hours)

Basic Science (16 Credit Hours)

Social Sciences and Humanities (15 Credit Hours)

Studies in the humanities and social sciences serve not only to meet the objectives of a broad education, but also to meet the objectives of the engineering profession.

College of Engineering and Applied Science students are required to take at least 15 credit hours of social sciences and humanities to be more aware of social responsibilities and able to consider related factors in the decision-making process. To ensure this, a minimum of nine (9) credit hours in social sciences and six (6) credit hours in humanities, or vice versa, must be taken; at least six (6) of these credit hours must be beyond the introductory level (2000 level or higher courses).

In place of 3 credit hours of social sciences and humanities,

  may be taken during the fall semester of the first year in the program. The balanced adjustment between social science and humanities for students completing ID 1010 is six (6) credit hours and six (6) credit hours, respectively, with the 2000 level or higher course requirement unchanged.

SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS: Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies,Gerontology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s  and Ethnic Studies

HUMANITIES DEPARTMENTS: Art History, English (1500 or higher classes), History, Humanities, Music (except choir or lessons), and Philosophy

Other Technical Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Additional technical electives may be chosen from the list below, as well as ECE courses at 3000 or 4000 level.

Other courses in BIOL, CHEM, CS, MAE, MATH and PES numbered 4000+ may be accepted with a petition completed prior to taking the course.

Sample Schedule

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (16 credit hours) Spring Semester (16 credit hours)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (16 credit hours) Spring Semester (16 credit hours)

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 credit hours) Spring Semester (17 credit hours)

Senior Year

Fall Semester (16 credit hours) Spring Semester (16 credit hours)

Total credit hours: 128



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