Degree Requirements

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Students in electrical engineering are required to complete 21 semester hours of technical electives of which a minimum of 9 semester hours must be 4000- or 5000-level electrical engineering elective courses. A student may select the remaining 12 semester hours from 4000- or 5000-level electrical engineering elective courses or upper-division technical courses in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences with the approval of an adviser. One of these courses may be an approved Math/Science Elective and another may be an approved Engineering Science Elective. History and social science courses taught by Math and Science departments are not eligible for technical elective credit. Not more than 6 semester hours total of ELEG 488V and ELEG 400VH may be credited toward technical electives. Students who have taken full-time co-op experiences under GNEG 3811, and whose grades in these courses were A or B, may get credit for not more than three hours of non-ELEG technical electives if the work performed is of comparable quality to a technical elective; consult with the Department Co-op Coordinator. Descriptions of all electrical engineering courses are in the Course Descriptions chapter of this Catalog of Studies. The schedule of technical electives offered in a given semester is determined the previous semester since the selection depends on a number of varying factors such as student interest in a particular topic, the importance of a particular technology for the student’s professional career, and teaching faculty availability.

Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. Eight-Semester Degree Program

The following section contains the list of courses required for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a suggested eight-semester sequence. See the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for more details. Not all courses are offered every semester, so students who deviate from the suggested sequence must pay careful attention to course scheduling and course prerequisites.

First Year Units
GNEG 1111 Introduction to Engineering I 1  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1) 3  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)1 4  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) 3  
Select one of the following (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2): 3  
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)
HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
GNEG 1121 Introduction to Engineering II   1
ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.2)   3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)   4
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)   4
Sophomore Science Elective2   4
Year Total: 14 16
Second Year Units
ELEG 2104 4  
MATH 2584 Elementary Differential Equations 4  
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) 4  
Humanities Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2 & 5.1)3 3  
CSCE 2004 Programming Foundations I   4
ELEG 2114   4
MATH 2574 Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603)   4
ELEG 2904 Digital Design   4
Year Total: 15 16
Third Year Units
ELEG 3124 System & Signal Analysis 4  
ELEG 3214 4  
ELEG 3924 Microprocessor Systems Design 4  
ELEG 3704 Applied Electromagnetics 4  
ELEG 3143 Probability & Stochastic Processes   3
ELEG 3224   4
ELEG 3304 Energy Systems   4
Social Sciences Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3 & 4.1)4   3
Math/Science/Technical Elective9   3
Year Total: 16 17
Fourth Year Units
Engineering Science/Technical Elective5 3  
Two Electrical Engineering Technical Elective6 6  
ELEG 4063 Electrical Engineering Design I 3  
Select one of the following: 3  
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Electrical Engineering Technical Elective6   3
ELEG 4071 Electrical Engineering Design II (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)   1
Two Technical Elective10   6
Social Sciences Elective 7   3
Fine Arts Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)8   3
Year Total: 15 16
Total Units in Sequence:   125