Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Programs
Electrical Engineering

The program provides both required and elective studies in communications, computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics, materials processing, power, signals, solid state, and biomedical engineering. It places emphasis on the fundamentals of science and mathematics and their application to the solution of contemporary problems that are within the purview of professional electrical engineers. The program is designed to establish a sound scientific basis for continuous growth in professional competence.

The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 128 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Electrical  Engineering major is met by completing Electrical and Computer  Engineering 480.  That course is referenced in item 3. b. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements for All Majors in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Engineering for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. One of the following courses (1 credit):
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    b. All of the following courses (42 credits):
    CSE 220 Programming in C 3
    ECE 201 Circuits and Systems I 3
    ECE 202 Circuits and Systems II 3
    ECE 203 Electric Circuits and Systems Laboratory 1
    ECE 230 Digital Logic Fundamentals 3
    ECE 280 Electrical Engineering Analysis 3
    ECE 302 Electronic Circuits 3
    ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
    ECE 305 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I 4
    ECE 313 Control Systems 3
    ECE 320 Energy Conversion and Power Electronics 3
    ECE 331 Microprocessors and Digital Systems 4
    ECE 366 Introduction to Signal Processing 3
    ECE 390 Ethics, Professionalism and Contemporary Issues 1
    ECE 480 Senior Design 4
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    CE 221 Statics 3
    ME 201 Thermodynamics 3
    d. A minimum of six courses totaling a minimum of 18 credits, of 3 or 4 credits each, selected from at least four different areas. A laboratory course must be included. Students may substitute, for one of the six required courses, a 3 or 4 credit experiential education experience obtained in a minimum of three out-of-classroom experiences through engineering cooperative education or independent study. Students interested in the experiential education experience must contact the department for approval.
    Electromagnetics
    ECE 405 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II 4
    ECE 407 Electromagnetic Compatibility 4
    Power
    ECE 420 Machines and Power Laboratory 1
    ECE 423 Power System Analysis 3
    ECE 425 Solid State Power Conversion 3
    Integrated Circuits/VLSI
    ECE 402 Applications of Analog Integrated Circuits 4
    ECE 404 Radio Frequency Electronic Circuits 4
    ECE 410 VLSI Design 4
    ECE 411 Electronic Design Automation 4
    ECE 412 Introduction to Mixed-Signal Circuit Design 4
    Solid-State Electronics/Electro-optics
    ECE 474 Principles of Electronic Devices 3
    ECE 476 Electro-Optics 4
    ECE 477 Microelectronic Fabrication 3
    Communications/Signal Processing
    ECE 442 Introduction to Communication Networks 3
    ECE 456 Introduction to Communication and Network Security 3
    ECE 457 Communication Systems 3
    ECE 458 Communication Systems Laboratory 1
    ECE 466 Digital Signal Processing and Filter Design 3
    Control/Robotics
    ECE 415 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
    ECE 416 Digital Control 3
    Biomedical Engineering
    ECE 445 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
    ECE 446 Biomedical Signal Processing 3
    ECE 447 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3
    ECE 448 Modeling and Analysis of Bioelectrical Systems 3
    ECE 449 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3
Biomedical Engineering Concentration
The department offers a concentration for students who plan to pursue graduate work in biomedical areas or seek employment in selected medical-related areas. The concentration is available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering. Courses completed to satisfy requirement 3. above may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the concentration. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.
Biomedical Engineering
To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a biomedical engineering concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
1. Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
2. Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
ECE 445 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
ECE 446 Biomedical Signal Processing 3
ECE 447 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3
ECE 448 Modeling and Analysis of Bioelectrical Systems 3
ECE 449 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3
3. Complete 3 credits from the following courses:
BE 444 Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics 3
ME 494 Biofluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 3
ME 495 Tissue Mechanics 3
MSE 425 Biomaterials and Biocompatability 3
A 400-level listed above or other approved Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) courses with biomedical engineering content as approved by the student's advisor. The course used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill concentration requirement 1. or 2.