Electrical engineering is the study of electrical systems and their construction. Graduates of this discipline design and build systems for communications, information processing, entertainment, medical diagnosis, robotics control, navigation, and traffic control, to name a few. Cell phones, personal digital assistants, fax machines, cable and satellite television, and computers are items which are becoming essential to modern living, but would not be possible without the imagination and technical expertise of electrical engineers. Future products and systems, which will enhance our lives, will continue to require talented young people trained in electrical engineering.
B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering Curriculum
The electrical engineering curriculum consists of classroom and laboratory experiences related to the following topics: engineering design, electrical and electronic circuits and models, control systems, communication systems, design of analog and digital systems, and organization and design of microprocessor-based computer systems.
The electrical engineering curriculum leads to the B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering. Department criteria for graduation include completion of all courses in one of the two emphases, electrical engineering or computer engineering, with a minimum grade point average of C (2.0) in the Upper Division Requirements.
Design in Electrical Engineering
Design is interwoven throughout the electrical engineering curriculum, culminating in a formal senior design project course. Freshman and sophomore engineering courses provide an introduction to design. The two junior and first-semester senior laboratory courses extend this design experience to the integration of material from the upper division electrical engineering courses. Finally, the senior design project experience builds on the analytical and theoretical background developed throughout the curriculum as well as topics covered in the University's core curriculum.
A minor field program in electrical engineering is also supported. Course work includes 18 semester hours to be determined in consultation with the Department Chairperson. All minor field programs require the approval of the student’s major field faculty advisor and the Department Chairperson in the student’s major field.
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