Jan 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

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Program Educational Objectives

To accomplish our Mission, our students will develop the following:

  1. Adaptability to changing employer needs and technology trends;
  2. Diagnosing and solving problems;
  3. A system-level understanding of their engineering contributions. Our graduates understand that their work influences and is influenced by engineering throughout the system;
  4. An understanding of the program management implications of their work. Our graduates understand the influence their decisions have on issues such as project scheduling, cost and quality;
  5. Designing or testing devices and or systems;
  6. Serving on teams as a contributing member;
  7. Practice electrical engineering in application areas including but not limited to the following:
    • Analog, digital and wireless circuit design, test and manufacture
    • Integrated circuit design, layout, and fabrication
    • Telecommunications and packet technology
    • Electrical power generation, distribution, and quality
    • Application of renewable energy, energy conversion and energy efficiency
    • Embedded controller and high-level programming and design;
  8. Engage in regular upgrading of their knowledge and skill set as part of ensuring both their personal success and the success of their employer. Many pursue graduate work, continuing education, or professional trainings.

Program Outcomes

Consistent with our Program Educational Objectives, our students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The field of Electrical Engineering covers a wide range of applications, ranging from the transmission of electric power, to the design of computer microprocessors, to cellular phone and antenna design, among many others. Students are provided with a very strong grounding in the fundamentals required to succeed in a wide variety of industries, or to go on to graduate school. The program emphasizes a high level of hands-on lab experiences, and both class and lab are held in a mentoring environment. With the option of on-the-job training through the cooperative education program, the student has the additional opportunity to interrelate academic work with practice in an engineering environment.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. It is designed to provide the student with a broad range of courses in the basic sciences and mathematics, engineering sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students have the option of adding a “Power Engineering” concentration to their degree work, choosing advanced electives from courses such as Data Communications and Data Networking.

Major Requirements

This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 128 credits. As part of the overall 128 credit minimum, students who seek a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must further have completed the following major and cognate courses or their equivalents.

Sample of a Typical Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Cooperative Education Program in Electrical Engineering

The cooperative education calendar for the EEN major is designed as a five-year program. In this program, the student alternates between working full time in industry and enrolling as a full time student. The benefits of working in industry while obtaining an Engineering degree are many, including developing hands on experience, determining what field of Electrical Engineering one enjoys, and also making good money while in school. Upon graduating, the student has job contacts in place, and also can talk with more confidence to recruiters. Often students will receive a job offer from a company where they have completed co-op work. For the student willing to take an extra year to obtain the BSEE degree, the co-op option is a superb alternative.

Major GPA. All EEN courses are calculated in the GPA for the major.

Math Courses. EEN students taking MTH 1000 - Concepts in Algebra MTH 1016 - Precalculus MTH 1217 - Calculus I  in a given semester must pass the course with a “C” (2.0) or better in order for that course to be used as a prerequisite for further math courses.

EE Gatekeeping Course Rule: The department has identified EEN 2130 - Circuit Theory I  as a Gatekeeping course. All EE students should receive a C or better in this course in order to take EEN 2140 . If a student receives a grade between a D- to a C-, the student must take an on-line version of EEN 2130  during the winter break and has to demonstrate the competency to move onto EEN 2140 .

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