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Electrical Engineering Major (BSE)


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Electrical Engineering Major - Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)

Please see the UNLV Electrical and Computer Engineering department web page at http://ece.unlv.edu/ for more information about department programs, faculty, and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plans for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bse-electrical-engineering.

Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Engineering Advising Center at  http://engineering.unlv.edu/advising/

Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program - Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org

ABET Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

Electrical Engineering Program Objectives

The Program Educational Objective of the Electrical Engineering program is to create, apply, and disseminate knowledge immediately or within a few years after graduation the graduate:

  1. can successfully practice and mature intellectually in the field of Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  2. can be admitted to and successfully progress through a post graduate program in Electrical Engineering or related program.

ABET Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Electrical Engineering Student Outcomes

To achieve the above objectives and goals, each graduate of the Electrical Engineering Major will attain the following outcomes before graduation:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Admission to the Major

Minimum GPA: 2.0
To enter the Electrical Engineering (EE) Major, a student must be admitted to the College of Engineering. Admission and transfer policies are described in the College of Engineering section. Students who have been admitted to the College of Engineering and are interested in being admitted to the EE Major will be placed in the Electrical Engineering Pre-major (EEGPRE). A student in the EEGPRE is eligible to submit an application to the Advising Center for advanced standing in the EE Major after completing the 22 credit EEGPRE curriculum listed as an (*) in Major Requirements. Students who have not completed the EEGPRE curriculum and do not have advanced standing in the EE Major cannot enroll in upper division Electrical Engineering courses except for those in the EEGPRE Extended Curriculum listed as a (**) in the Major Requirements.

Department Policies

Regardless of catalog of graduation students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog. All mathematics, science, and computer science courses, and ENG 101  and 102 must be completed with a grade of C or better. All engineering courses and their immediate prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Electrical and computer engineering students should register for EE 497 - Senior Design Project I in their next to last semester before their anticipated date of graduation. Students should register for Senior Design I, in their next-to-last semester of expected graduation.

University Graduation Requirements

Electrical Engineering Major Degree Requirements - Total: 121-124 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 27-30 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


 (see note 1 below)

Mathematics - Credits: (Fulfilled by Major Requirements)


Distribution Requirements - Credits: 15


 Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

(see note 1 and 2)

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credits
  • Social Science: 6 credits  
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements

Multicultural and International


Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. Students are encouraged to use “double dipper” courses with their fine arts and social science requirements. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: https://www.unlv.edu/provost/multicultural-requirements​.

Major Requirements - BSE in Electrical Engineering - Subtotal: 94 Credits


 (*) signifies courses students are required to take in the Pre-major (EEGPRE) curriculum

(**) signifies courses students are required to take in the Pre-major (EEGPRE)  Extended curriculum (can be taken as Pre-major or Advanced Standing students)

Total Credits: 121-124


Notes


  1. Every student must complete a three-credit Second-Year Seminar course. Course   satisfies the three-credit Second-Year Seminar course requirement as well as three credits of the Humanities requirement for College of Engineering students only whose degree requires 120+ credits.
  2. Please see department approved lists available in the department office or Advising Center, for courses in social science, humanities, and fine arts. In addition,   and   are required.
  3.  Professional Electives: Professional electives must be electrical or computer engineering courses. Students are encouraged to select sequences of at least two courses in a given field. All professional electives must be approved by the Department. A list of approved professional electives is available through the department office or Advising Center. Students who want to apply a professional elective that is not on the approved list towards their EE major must obtain the Department Chair’s and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee’s Chair’s approval.
  4.  Mathematics/Science Elective. The mathematics/science elective must be from mathematics courses (MATH, STAT) or natural science courses (BIOL, CHEM, PHYS). All mathematics/science electives must be approved by the Department. A list of approved mathematics/science electives is available through the department office or Academic Advising Center. Students who want to apply a mathematics/science elective that is not on the approved list towards their EE major must obtain the Department Chair’s and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee’s Chair’s approval.

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