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The BSE Curriculum, Electrical Specialization
The electrical specialization curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for a student to pursue a career in engineering with expertise in electrical engineering and possibly special expertise in one or more of its sub-fields. The program puts emphasis on learning to function within teams of professionals whose members are pursuing a common engineering goal, and on communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program are competent engineers who are prepared to pursue a broad variety of professional avenues.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
Degree Requirements: Electrical Specialization
 
BSE General Education
32 hours
(includes PHY 162)
 
 
 
Engineering Core
45 hours
 
 
Additional Mathematics
3 hours
MAT 293. Multivariable Calculus
 
 
 
Required ECE Courses
46 hours
ECE 202. Signals and Systems
 
ECE 311. Electronics I
 
ECE 312. Electronics II
 
ECE 312L. Electronics II Laboratory
 
ECE 322. Digital Logic and Computer Organization
 
ECE 323. Microcomputer Fundamentals
 
ECE 340. Electromagnetic Applications
 
ECE 341. Electromagnetic Field Theory
 
ECE 404. Engineering Analysis for Electrical Engineers
 
ECE 431. Analog and Digital Signal Processing
 
ECE 451. Communications I
 
ECE 451L. Communications Laboratory
 
ECE 452. Digital Communications and Stochastic Processes
ECE 4xx. Senior Design Elective
 
ECE 4xx. Senior Design Elective
ECE 4xx. Senior Design Elective
 
ECE 480. Introduction to Senior Design - Electrical Specialization
ECE 487. Engineering Design Exhibit I - Electrical Specialization
ECE 488. Engineering Design Exhibit II - Electrical Specialization
 
 
Technical Electives
3 hours
Electives are chosen by the student with the approval of the student’s faculty advisor for the purpose of advancing the student's academic goals. The three ECE Senior Design Electives are selected from a list of ECE courses provided by the electrical specialization faculty. The additional Technical Elective is selected from a list of engineering, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, and physics courses provided by the electrical specialization faculty.
 
 
Total Semester Hours Required
129 hours
 
 
Electrical Specialization
 
Freshman Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
CHM 111
General Chemistry
3 3 4
EGR 107
Intro to Engr Dsgn
3 0 3
EGR 126
Programming for Engr
3 0 3
TCO 141
Intro to Prof Comm
3 0 3
MAT 191
Calculus I
4 0 4
MAT 192
Calculus II
4 0 4
UNV 101
Freshman Experience
1 0 1
PHY 161
General Physics I
3 3 4
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
 
 
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14 3 15
 
 
16 3 17
 
 
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EGR 232
Statics/Solid Mech
3 0 3
ECE 202
Signals and Sys
3 0 3
EGR 244
Electr Circuit Ana
3 0 3
EGR 236
Dynamics
3 0 3
EGR 251
Intro to Prf Ethics
1 0 1
EGR 245
Intro Elec & Power
3 0 3
MAT 330
Intro to Diff Equat
3 0 3
EGR 246L
Electr Circuits Lab
0 3 1
PHY 162
General Physics II
3 3 4
ECE 322
Digital Logic
2 0 2
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
EGR 252
Prob & Stats for Engr
3 0 3
 
 
 
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
 
 
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15 5 17
 
 
17 3 18
 
Junior Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
ECE 311
Electronics I
3 0 3
ECE 312
Electronics II
2 0 2
ECE 323
Microcomp Fund
2 3 3
ECE 312L
Electronics II Lab
0 3 1
ECE 431
Ana/Dig Sig Proc
3 0 3
ECE 341
Emag Field Theory
3 0 3
EGR 386
Feedback Control
3 0 3
ECE 480
Intro to Sr Design
0 1 0
MAT 293
Multivariable Cal
3 0 3
EGR 235
Thermodynamics
3 0 3
ECE 340
Electromag Applic
3 0 3
TCO 341
Tech Comm
3 0 3
 
 
 
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
 
 
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17 3 18
 
 
14 4 15
 
 
Senior Year (Standard BSE Program)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
ECE 451
Communications I
3 0 3
ECE 488
Engr Dsgn Exhibit II
0 6 2
ECE 451L
Comm Lab
0 3 1
EGR 312
Engineering Econ
3 0 3
ECE 487
Eng Dsgn Exhibit I
0 6 2
ECE 4xx
ECE Technical Elect
3 0 3
ECE 4xx
ECE Technical Elect
3 0 3
ECE 452
Comm Systems II
3 0 3
ECE 4xx
ECE Technical Elect
3 0 3
XXX
Technical Elective
3 0 3
ECE 404
Egr Ana. For Ele Egr
3 0 3
 
 
 
 
 
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12 9 15
 
 
12 6 14
 
**Graduate credit courses require additional enrollment procedures and are limited to 9 credit hours total.
 
4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering, Electrical Specialization*
Students who complete the first three years of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an electrical specialization with grades which qualify them for graduate study may directly pursue the Master of Science in Engineering degree during their fourth and fifth years of study. A full calendar year, including one summer term, is needed to complete the Master of Science in Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering or in Computer Engineering. See the graduate studies section near the back of this catalog for more information about the integrated Master of Science in Engineering programs.
 
 
Senior Year (4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/
Master of Science in Engineering students only)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
ECE 451
Communications I
3 0 3
ECE 488
Engr Dsgn Exhibit II
0 6 2
ECE 451L
Comm Lab
0 3 1
EGR 312
Engineering Econ
3 0 3
ECE 487
Engr Dsgn Exhibit I
0 6 2
ECE 5xx/6xx**
ECE Tech Elective
3 0 3
ECE 5xx/6xx**
ECE Tech Elective
3 0 3
ECE 452
Comm Systems II
3 0 3
ECE 6xx**
ECE Tech Elective
3 0 3
XXX
Tech Elective
3 0 3
ECE 404
Egr Ana for Ele Egr
3 0 3
ECE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
 
 
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12 9 15
 
 
15 6 17
 
**Graduate credit courses require additional enrollment procedures and are limited to 9 credit hours total.
 
 
Graduate Year (4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/
Master of Science in Engineering students only)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
ECE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
ECE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
ECE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
ECE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
ECE 5xx/6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
ECE 5xx/6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
 
 
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9 0 9
 
 
9 0 9
 
*Electrical Engineers who have a minor in Computer Science may select either Computer Engineering or Software Engineering for their fifth year Master’s degree program. See graduate section of this catalog for 600-level graduate course information.