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Electrical Engineering

Professors Brandeberry, Chen, Hong, Kazimierczuk, McCormick (Emeritus), Pujara, Rattan, Shenoi, Shaw, Siferd (Emeritus)

Associate Professors Awwal, Bethke, Garber (chair), Hannen (Emeritus), Misra, Xue

Assistant Professor Doom

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree (B.S.E.E.) and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree (B.S.E.P.). These two engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is the core problem-solving foundation of our technological society. Thatís because anything involving the movement of electrons falls within the province of electrical engineering. Electrical engineers create, design, build, and improve everyday necessities we now take for grantedófrom computers to cell phones; from DVD players to digital control systems in modern automobiles; from arrays of sensors and signal and image processors to space-based communications; and from advanced manufacturing robots to hybrid electric cars. Electrical engineers also design, test, and fabricate the integrated circuit chips that make virtually all these devices possible.

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers students a number of programs leading to a variety of degrees geared to a wide range of interests and career needs. Fully ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in the core discipline of electrical engineering, or in the more specialized area of engineering physics. Two graduate degrees are also available: a Master of Science in Engineer-ing with a major in electrical engineering, and a unique interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering.

Electrical Engineering Program Objectives

  • To prepare students for employment as electrical engineers
  • To prepare students for success in graduate studies
  • To prepare students to solve real world engineering problems using modern electrical engineering analysis and design techniques
  • To offer a curriculum and schedule of classes so that both traditional and part-time working students can complete degree requirements
  • To offer a program that is recognized for the quality and strength of the laboratory component

Required courses in electronic circuits, control theory, communication theory, and electromagnetic theory give the student an overview of the electrical engineering discipline. At least one elective design sequence in either control systems, electronic systems, communication systems, electromagnetic systems, or design projects with industry is required to provide strength and depth for each graduate. For example, two required courses in electronic circuits lead to a four-course elective sequence culminating in a very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design project. Similarly, the required course in control theory leads to analog and digital controller design courses. In the capstone course, students design and test control circuits.

Degree Requirements - Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree

General Education Requirements 68
ENG 101, 102 8
Social Science and Humanities 34
Required Substitutions:
MTH 229, 230
PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204 16


Engineering Requirements



EGR 190, 191 6
ME 212, 213; CEG 221*, 411 16
EE 140, 260, 301/302, 303/304, 321, 322 24
EE 331/332, 345, 413/414, 421, 425, 431/432 24


Related Course Requirements



CEG 220 4
MTH 231, 232, 233, 253 18
STT 363 or ISE 301, CHM 121, EGR 335 11


Technical Elective**



Engineering Electives*** 24
Design Sequence - Electronic Systems
EE 444 or 449, 451, 454, 455
Design Sequence II - Control Systems
EE 415/416, 417/420, 418
Design Sequence III - Communication/ Signal Processing
EE 435, 436, 476
Design Sequence IV - Electromagnetics
EE 346, 446, 448
Design Sequence V - Design Projects with Industry
EE 499 (3 quarters)
Total 198

* ME 315 may be substituted for CEG 221

** The Technical Elective course is to be selected from those courses numbered 200 and above in either the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Science and Mathematics, or the Raj Soin College of Business, and approved by the advisor. Redundant courses such as MTH 228 and co-listed courses may not be used as the Technical Elective course.

*** Engineering elective courses (24 credit hours required). Students must select one of the five design sequences listed above as part of their engineering electives. The remaining electives must be selected from those courses numbered 300 or above in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and approved by the advisor. At least 20 of the 24 credit hours must be from electrical engineering courses. Students desiring to complement electrical engineering skills with an increased emphasis on computer science may choose a minor in computer science for engineers and scientists. Those choosing the computer science minor will substitute CS 240 and CS 241 for CEG 220 and CEG 221. This minor is focused on programming theory, C and C++ languages, data structures, and an application area chosen from operating systems, software engineering, or database management systems.

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