Dec 05, 2023  
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 

Electrical Engineering Major

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Electrical Engineering Program Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
ABET, Inc. (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)

Program Objectives

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Electrical Engineering Major are to transmit, create, and apply knowledge so that:

1. The graduate can practice in the field of electrical engineering throughout his lifetime.
2. The graduate can be admitted to and successfully complete a graduate program in electrical engineering.

Program Goals

To achieve these objectives, the Electrical Engineering program’s goals are for the graduate to possess:

1. Appropriate technical knowledge and skills
2. Appropriate interpersonal skills
3. The knowledge and skills to be a responsible citizen

Program Outcomes

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

1. The appropriate technical knowledge and skills

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

2. The appropriate interpersonal skills

  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to communicate effectively

3. The knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens

  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues

Admission to the Major

Minimum GPA: 2.50

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 (EEPRE). A student in the EEPRE is eligible to submit an application to the Advising Center for advanced standing in the EE Major after completing the 30 credit EEPRE curriculum listed below. Students who have not completed the EEPRE curriculum and do not have advanced standing in the EE Major cannot enroll in upper division Electrical Engineering courses except for those listed below in the EEPRE Extended Curriculum.

Electrical Engineering Pre-major (EEPRE) Curriculum - Total Credits: 44

Sciences - Total Credits: 8

Electrical and Computer Engineering - Total Credits: 4

Computer Science - Total Credits: 3


Electrical Engineering Pre-major (EEPRE) Extended Curriculum (can be taken as Pre-Major or Advanced Standing students)

Sciences - Total Credits: 4

Mathematics - Total Credits: 10

Electrical and Computer Engineering - Total Credits: 7

Department Policies

  1. Regardless of catalog of graduation students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
  2. All mathematics, science, and computer science courses, and  ,  , and (  or  ) must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  3. All engineering courses and their immediate prerequisites, courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. All Electrical and Computer Engineering majors must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Discipline-Specific Electrical Engineering Examination within one year prior to anticipated date of graduation. A good-faith effort on the exam is required.


Degree Requirements

English Composition - Total Credits: 6

English Literature - Total Credits: 3

Mathematics - Total Credits: 4

Distribution Requirement Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking

Multicultural and International

(see note 2 below)

Professional Electives - Total Credits: 9

(see note 3 below)

Total Credits: 128-129


  1. Please see department approved lists available in the department office or Advising Center, for courses in social science, humanities, and fine arts. In addition, ECON 190, EGG 307 and PHIL 242 are required.
  2. Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirement.
  3. 3. Professional Electives: Of the nine credits, six of these credits must be electrical or computer engineering courses. Students are encouraged to select sequences of at least two courses in a given field. The remaining three credits must be from mathematics (MATH, STAT) or natural science courses (BIOL, CHEM, PHYS). 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.


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