Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR LARRY C. BURTON, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering is the application of electrical science and technology to the needs of society. Students are prepared for careers that include research, product design and development, and manufacturing and sales with industrial, government, and academic employers. Areas of specialization in the program include antennas, communications, control systems, digital signal processing, electronic device fabrication and circuit design, energy conversion, fiber optics and lasers, image processing, microwaves and radar, optical computing, power systems, and remote sensing.
The curriculum consists of one year of science and mathematics, a year and a half to two years of engineering course work, including a wide variety of electives, and General Education requirements, including verbal and written communications courses, arts, humanities, and social sciences. Design experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum from the first year [ED&G 100(3)] through the fourth-year capstone design course [E E 402W(3) or 403W(3)].
For the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, a minimum of 130 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin. Note: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) does not permit the use of skills courses to satisfy the Arts category of General Education.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 105-106 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (64 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
E E 210(4), CSE 271(3), 275(1), MATH 220 GQ(2), 230(4), 250(3), PHYS 203 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
E E 310(4), 324(3), 330(4), 350(4), E SC 314(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-16 credits)
CNMPSC 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 002 GS(3) or 004 GS(3); E MCH 011(3) or M E 023(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from I E 424(3), PHYS 410(4), STAT 401(3), 414(3), 416(3), or 418(3) (Sem: 5-6)
E E 402W(3) or 403W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (26 credits)
Select 6 credits from program-approved list of 300-level courses (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits from program-approved list of 400-level courses (these courses must be chosen so that engineering design and engineering science requirements for the major are met) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 3 credits of engineering courses from a program-approved list (Sem: 7-8)
Select 8 additional credits, which may include up to 6 credits of ROTC, up to 6 co-op credits, and others from a program-approved list (Sem: 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1997
Blue Sheet Item #: 25-06-041
Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)