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(Archive) Electrical Engineering (EE BD)

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Electrical Engineering (EE BD) - (ARCHIVE)

This major provides students with a strong foundation in electrical engineering through a combiantion of classroom study, special projects, and laboratory experience. Analysis and design of a variety of electrical and electronic systems is stressed, with emphasis on both hardware and software. Students acquire the ability to work as members of a team toward successful attainment of a common goal, preparing them for industry, or further education in graduate school. In addition, written and oral communication skills are developed from an early stage, culminating in a senior research project that stresses communication as well as engineering content.

After completing a broad-based science core in mathematics, chemistry, and physics, students pursue their interest in electrical engineering by studying the principles of electrical and electronic circuitry and its fabrication, digital circuits, microprocessors and their applications, communications, electromagnetic fields and waves, control systems, solid state materials and devices, electromechanical energy conversion, and quality control. The student will be required to complete a significant electrical engineering design problem during the senior year.

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: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 106 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (87 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ED&G 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], 141 GQ(4)[1], 220 GQ(2)[1], 230(4)[1], 250(3)[1], PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4)[1], 203 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
E MCH 011(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3), E E 251(3)[1], 255(1)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
EE BD 317(3), 322(3), 323(3), 324(4), 326(4), 410(3), 421(3), 425W(4), Q C 450(3) (Sem: 5-6)
EE BD 427(3), 431(3), 480(3), 481(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13 credits)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3) or 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
CSE 271(3), 275(1); or EE BD 325(4) (Sem: 3-4)
M E 023(3) or ME BD 230(3) (Sem: 3-4,7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of technical courses from school-approved list.
(These credits must be selected to fulfill the engineering science and design requirements of the major.) (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.


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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: Spring Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-02-075

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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