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    University of Scranton
  Sep 21, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Electrical Engineering, BS

We live in a high-tech society, and Electrical Engineers are among the largest, most diverse and dynamic contributors to our technological advancements. Electrical Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to practical use in instrumentation and circuit design, microelectronics, signal processing, telecommunications, machine control, and power generation and distribution.

Engineering students at The University of Scranton receive the benefits of a liberal arts curriculum which focuses on writing, communication, and critical thinking.  The technical core of the Electrical Engineering program emphasizes theoretical and laboratory skills, hardware and software skills, simulation and design.  Upper division courses include circuit analysis, solid state devices, control systems, communications, digital signal processing, computer interfacing, and digital systems.  Design projects support student learning throughout all four years.  The Electrical Engineering program culminates in a two-term capstone senior project where each student must design, construct, program, and debug a self-guided, artificially intelligent robot.

Graduates of our Electrical Engineering program have challenging and rewarding careers in such diverse fields as biomedical instrumentation, semiconductor fabrication, power industries, pharmaceutical manufacturing, patent law, defense, and national security programs.

For more information about the Physics and Electrical Engineering department, visit its website

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

COGNATE PHYS 140/PHYS 140L - (E) Elements of Physics I  — PHYS 141/PHYS 141L - (E) Elements of Physics II   4 4
COGNATE MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  – MATH 221 - Calculus II 1  4 4
GE WRTG - GE HUMN WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  — HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3 3
GE EP - COGNATE ENGR 150 - (FYOC, FYDT) Foundations of Physics and Engineering  — CMPS 134 - Computer Science I / CMPS 134L - Computer Science I Lab   3 4
GE PHIL - GE T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2    
    17 18

Second Year

MAJOR E/CE 240 - Introduction to Computer Engineering  — EE 241/EE 241L - (EPW) Circuit Analysis   3 4
MAJOR EE 243L - Digital System Design Laboratory     1
COGNATE ENGR 250 - Engineering Mechanics-Statics  — ENGR 252 - Photonic & Power Solid State Devices   3 3
COGNATE ENGR 253L - An Introduction to Computer-Aided Design  — ENGR 254L - 3D Computer-aided Design   1 1
COGNATE PHYS 270/PHYS 270L - (W) Elements of Modern Physics   4  
COGNATE MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 341 - Differential Equations   4 4
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics     3
    15 16

Third Year

MAJOR EE 447 - Electromagnetics I  — EE 448 - Electromagnetics II /EE 448L - Electromagnetics Design Laboratory   3 4
MAJOR EE 343/EE 343L - Electronic Circuits I  — EE 344/EE 344L - Electronic Circuits II   4 4
MAJOR EE 346 - Digital Signal Processing     3
COGNATE CHEM 112 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry   3  
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective3   3
COGNATE ENGR 350 - Applied and Engineering Mathematics   3  
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives   3
    16 17

Fourth Year

MAJOR EE 449/EE 449L - (EPW lab only) Embedded Systems   3  
MAJOR EE 450 - Control Systems   3  
MAJOR EE 451 - Communication Systems     3
MAJOR EE 454 - Robotics Design Project and Professional Practice     3
MAJOR E/CE 340 - Digital Systems     3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 6  
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives4 3 3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS - Theology Elective   3
    15 15

Total: 129 Credits  

1ECO 153-154 is recommended by the department

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

3An advanced technical elective approved by the department. Electrical Engineering majors starting with MATH 103  due to placement test results will have MATH 103  count as their cognate elective.

4ECO 153  - ECO 154  is recommended by the department.