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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, BS

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We live in a hi-tech society, and Electrical Engineers are among the largest, most diverse and dynamic contributors to our technological advancements. Electrical Engineering encompasses the basic physics of semiconductors and advanced knowledge of analog and digital electronic circuit design, optical devices, image and signal processing, communications, control systems, photonics, computer architecture, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer interfacing. 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, pharmaceutical manufacturing, secondary education-mathematics, patent law, defense, and national space 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

First Year

COGNATE PHYS 140/140L (E) Elements of Physics I PHYS 141/141L (E) Elements of Physics II  4 4
COGNATE MATH 114 (Q) Calculus I MATH 221 Calculus II  4 4
GE WRTG - SPCH WRTG 107 Composition COMM 100 Public Speaking  3 3
GE C/IL - ELECT C/IL 102 Computing and Information Literacy CMPS 134 Computer Science I  3 3
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy T/RS 121 (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  3 3
GE FSEM - PHED First Year Seminars 3–PHED ELECT - Physical Education   1
    17 18

Second Year

MAJOR E/CE 240 Introduction to Computer Engineering EE 241 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 (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  3 4
MAJOR EE 343 Electronic Circuits I EE 344 Electronic Circuits II  4 4
MAJOR EE 346 Digital Signal Processing    3
COGNATE CHEM 112 (E) General and Analytical Chemistry  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 Elective   3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Physical Education 1  
    17 17

Fourth Year

MAJOR EE 449 Computer Interfacing  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 Elective 6 3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives2
3 3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective   3
GE PHED PHED ELECT - Physical Education 1  
    16 18

Total: 134 Credits

1An advanced technical elective approved by the department.

2ECO 101  is recommended by the department.

3The 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.

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