Electrical Engineering Major

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

128 credits

Natural Science Requirements

MATH 1141Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 14
MATH 1142Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 14
MATH 2243Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
MATH 2251Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 3351Probability Theory3
PHYS 1171
1171L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
PHYS 1172
1172L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
4
PHYS 3271Electricity and Magnetism3
Select one additional elective in Natural Sciences (with lab)4
Total Credits33

Major Requirements

For a major in electrical engineering, students complete the following: 

Electrical Engineering Major Requirements
CPEG 2245Digital Design I3
CPEG 2245LDigital Design I Lab1
CPSC 1131Fundamentals of Programming3
ELEG 2213Introduction to Electric Circuits3
ELEG 2213LElectric Circuits Lab1
ELEG 3348Embedded Microcontrollers3
ELEG 3348LEmbedded Microcontrollers Lab1
ENGR 1031Fundamentals of Engineering3
ENGR 2130Engineering Graphics I3
ELEG 2221Frequency Domain Circuit Analysis3
ELEG 3231Introduction to Electronics Circuits and Devices3
ELEG 3231LElectronics Circuits Lab1
ELEG 3301Signal and Systems I3
ELEG 4331Analog Electronics Design3
ELEG 4331LAnalog Electronics Lab1
ENGR 2145Mathematical Analysis3
ENGR 4301Feedback Control Systems3
Select one elective in Mechanical Engineering3
ENGR 4961Senior Design Project I3
ENGR 4962Senior Design Project II3
Select four Electrical and Computer Engineering Major electives 212
Total Credits62

Note: In addition to the undergraduate courses listed, advanced juniors and seniors may take appropriate graduate courses as electives with the permission of the department chair and the instructor.

Computer Engineering Concentration

Students enrolled in the BS in Electrical Engineering program may also complete a concentration in Computer Engineering. The concentration consists of four courses, for a total of 13 or 14 credits. The courses include the following:

CPEG 3246Digital Electronics Design II3
CPEG 3346Computer Systems Architecture3
ELEG 3348
3348L
Embedded Microcontrollers
and Embedded Microcontrollers Lab 1
4
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Biomedical Signal Processing
Computer Networks
Biomedical Imaging
Data Structures
and Data Structures Lab
Total Credits13-14

Magis Core Relationship to the Electrical Engineering Program

In addition to the engineering specific major requirements, students are required to fulfill the University’s Magis Core requirements.  The following table relates the Magis Core requirements to the electrical engineering program

Tier I: Orientation

English
ENGL 1001Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition3
History
Select one HIST 1000-level course3
Mathematics
MATH 1141Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
Modern or Classical Language
Select one language course based on placement 13
Philosophy
PHIL 1101Introduction to Philosophy3
Religious Studies
Select one RLST 1000-level course3
Modern/Classical Language or Mathematics
MATH 1142Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
Total Credits23

Tier II: Exploration

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Select two courses from the following fields:6
Communication
Economics
Politics
Psychology (except PSYC 1610)
Sociology and Anthropology (except ANTH 1200 and ANTH 1210)
History, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Select two 2000- or 3000-level courses from two different disciplines6
Literature
Select one course from the following fields:3
Classics
English
Modern Languages and Literatures
Natural Sciences
PHYS 1171
1171L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1172
1172L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
Visual and Performing Arts
Select one 1000-level course from the following fields in Visual and Performing Arts:3
Art History and Visual Culture
Film, Television, and Media Arts
Music
Studio Art
Theatre
Total Credits26

A typical, full-time, four-year plan of study appears below. Some variation may be possible. Students should always discuss their individual plan of study with their advisor prior to registering for courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGR 1031 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MATH 1141 Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
PHYS 1171 General Physics I 3
PHYS 1171L General Physics I Lab 1
History Orientation Tier 1 3
Modern/Classical Language Orientation Tier 5 3
 Credits17
Spring
CPSC 1131 Fundamentals of Programming 3
ENGR 2130 Engineering Graphics I 3
ENGL 1001 Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 3
MATH 1142 Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
PHYS 1172 General Physics II 3
PHYS 1172L General Physics II Lab 1
 Credits17
Second Year
Fall
ELEG 2213 Introduction to Electric Circuits 3
ELEG 2213L Electric Circuits Lab 1
MATH 2243 Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
History or Philosophy or Religious Studies Exploration Tier 2 3
Natural Science Elective (with lab) 4
 Credits15
Spring
CPEG 2245 Digital Design I 3
CPEG 2245L Digital Design I Lab 1
ELEG 2221 Frequency Domain Circuit Analysis 3
ENGR 2145 Mathematical Analysis 3
MATH 2251 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences Exploration Tier 3 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ELEG 3231 Introduction to Electronics Circuits and Devices 3
ELEG 3231L Electronics Circuits Lab 1
ELEG 3301 Signal and Systems I 3
ELEG 3348 Embedded Microcontrollers 3
ELEG 3348L Embedded Microcontrollers Lab 1
MATH 3351 Probability Theory 3
Religious Studies Orientation Tier 1 3
 Credits17
Spring
ELEG 4331 Analog Electronics Design 3
ELEG 4331L Analog Electronics Lab 1
ENGR 4301 Feedback Control Systems 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Mechanical Engineering Elective 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences Exploration Tier 3 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
PHYS 3271 Electricity and Magnetism 3
ENGR 4961 Senior Design Project I 3
Literature Exploration Tier 7 3
Major Elective 4 3
Major Elective 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
ENGR 4962 Senior Design Project II 3
Major Elective 4 3
Major Elective 4 3
History or Philosophy or Religious Studies Exploration Tier 2 3
Visual and Performing Arts Exploration Tier 6 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits128