Every aspect of modern life is influenced by electrical engineers. They design and develop systems ranging from massive power grids and global communications networks to tiny integrated circuits inside computers and personal electronics. Branches of electrical engineering include communications, controls, electromagnetics, electronics, and power systems. Important applications include power generation and distribution, sustainable energy systems, manufacturing automation, aerospace systems, robotics, sensors and instrumentation, imaging systems, and many others.
The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Our comprehensive curriculum prepares students to identify, formulate, and execute solutions to real-world problems. Students learn how to use modern engineering tools in well-equipped laboratories, with activities that reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom. The curriculum emphasizes design and teamwork, and culminates in a capstone senior design project that integrates the material learned in earlier courses. Our well-established co-op program enables students to strengthen the connections between theory and practice in a professional setting, and provides valuable industrial experience.
The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are that its graduates:
In order to achieve these objectives, students graduating from the Electrical Engineering program:
|General Education — 29 credits|
|3150:151||Principles of Chemistry I||3|
|3150:152||Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|3450:221||Analytic Geometry-Calculus I||4|
|3450:222||Analytic Geometry-Calculus II||4|
|3450:223||Analytic Geometry-Calculus III||4|
|3450:335||Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|3470:401||Probability and Statistics for Engineers||2|
|3650:291||Elementary Classical Physics I||4|
|3650:292||Elementary Classical Physics II||4|
|4300:202||Introduction to Mechanics of Solids||3|
|4450:208||Programming for Engineers||3|
|4400:101||Tools for Electrical Engineers||3|
|4400:230||Circuits Laboratory I||1|
|4400:330||Circuits Laboratory II||1|
|4400:309||Design Project Seminar - Electrical Engineering||1|
|4400:340||Signals and Systems||4|
|4400:341||Introduction to Communication Systems||3|
|4400:371||Control Systems I||4|
|4400:401||Senior Design Project - Electrical Engineering I+||2|
|4400:402||Senior Design Project - Electrical Engineering II||3|
|4450:220||Digital Logic Design||4|
|Electrical Engineering electives**||18|
* Electrical Engineering majors must achieve C- or better in 4400:231 Circuits I to take 4400:332 Circuits II.
+ Enrollment requires completion of 4400:341, 4400:354, 4400:361 and 4400:371 with a combined average grade of 2.0 or higher.
** These electives are to be chosen according to the requirements for breadth and depth set by the department.