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Begin Date: Summer Session 2005
End Date: Summer Session 2008

Electrical Engineering - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (E E)

PROFESSOR W. KENNETH JENKINS, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the application of electronics, electrical science and technology, and computer systems to the needs of society. The Electrical Engineering faculty is committed to providing a curriculum that educates students for both professional careers in electrical engineering and advanced study at the graduate level in electrical engineering or a related field. A combination of required and elective courses ensures that students acquire a broad knowledge base in electrical circuits, digital systems, electronic devices, electromagnetics, and linear systems, as well as expertise in one or more areas of specialization, such as communications, computer hardware, control systems, digital signal and image processing, electromagnetics, electro-optics, electronic material and device processing, electronic design, power systems, and remote sensing and space systems. Students learn electrical engineering theoretical, analytical, and design concepts through lecture-based courses. Additional problem-solving skills and practical experience are developed through design projects and laboratory assignments, which also provide opportunities for learning team-building, teamwork, and technical communication skills.

The BSEE Program prepares students to achieve the following career and professional goals:

  1. Practice electrical engineering through technical assignments such as design, product development, research, manufacturing, consulting, testing, sales, and management.
  2. Be proficient in the use of modern design tools.
  3. Participate and provide leadership on teams comprised of individuals with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
  4. Have effective written and oral communication skills to convey information and ideas.
  5. Continue professional development through activities such as graduate school, continuing and distance education, professional training, and membership in professional societies.
  6. Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.

For the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, a minimum of 129 credits is required. This baccalaureate program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700; or www.abet.org (Opens New Window).

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 111-112 credits
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (65 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3)[1], CHEM 111 GN(1), EDSGN 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPEN 271(3)[1], CMPEN 275(1), E E 210(4)[1], MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 230(4), MATH 250(3), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
E E 310(4)[1], E E 316(3)[1], E E 330(4)[1], E E 350(4)[1], E SC 314(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (22-23 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100A GWS(3) or CAS 100B GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CMPSC 201 GQ(3) or CMPSC 202 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from BIOL 141GN(3), CMPSC 122(3), E MCH 211(3), M E 201(3), or PHYS 237(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 002 GS(3) or ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from I E 424(3), PHYS 410(3-4), STAT 401(3), STAT 414(3), STAT 416(3), or STAT 418(3) (Sem: 5-6)
E E 402W(3) or E E 403W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 3 credits from program-approved list of 300-level courses (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from program-approved lists of 300-level or 400-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 6 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)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-07-017

Review Date: 06/14/05

UCA Revision #1: 8/16/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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