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.
Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Engineering Advising Center at http://engineering.unlv.edu/advising/
Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program - Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org
Electrical Engineering Program Objectives
The program educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Electrical Engineering Major are to transmit, create, and apply knowledge so that:
- The graduate can practice in the field of electrical engineering.
- The graduate can be admitted to and successfully complete a graduate program in electrical engineering.
Electrical Engineering Program Goals
To achieve the above program objectives, the Electrical Engineering program’s goals are for the graduate to possess:
- Appropriate technical knowledge and skills
- Appropriate interpersonal skills
- The knowledge and skills to be a responsible citizen
Electrical Engineering Program Outcomes
- To achieve the above objectives and goals, each graduate of the Electrical Engineering Major will attain the following outcomes before graduation:
a. The appropriate technical knowledge and skills
b. An ability to apply mathematics through differential and integral calculus,
c. An ability to apply advanced mathematics such as differential equations,
linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics,
d. An ability to apply knowledge of basic sciences,
e. An ability to apply knowledge of computer science
f. An ability to apply knowledge of probability and statistics,
g. An ability to apply knowledge of engineering
h. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
within realistic constraints
i. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
j. An ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
necessary for engineering practice.
l. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and
- The appropriate interpersonal skills
a. An ability to communicate effectively
b. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- The knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens
a. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
b. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering
solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
c. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
d. A knowledge of contemporary issues
e. A knowledge of the basic content and concepts of the U.S. and Nevada
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 23 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.
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: 128-133 Credits
General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 30-36 Credits
First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3
English Composition - Credits: 6
Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
(see note 1 below)
Constitutions - Credits: 4-6
Mathematics - Credits: (Fulfilled by Major Requirements)
Distribution Requirements - Credits: 18
Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.
- Humanities and Fine Arts:9 credits
- Social Science: 9 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. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students
Major Requirements - BS in Electrical Engineering - Subtotal: 97 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)
Electrical Engineering Core Requirements - Credits: 18
Laboratory Requirements - Credits: 5
Professional Electives - Credits: 6
(see note 3 below)
Mathematics/Science Elective - Credits: 3
(see note 4 below)
- 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.
- 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 , and and are required.
- 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.
- 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.