Undergraduate Degree - Electrical Engineering

Program:
Electrical Engineering
Program Code:
2350 Electrical Engineering
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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. c. 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 (38 credits):
    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 377 Principles of Electronic Devices 3
    ECE 390 Ethics, Professionalism and Contemporary Issues 1
    c. One of the following courses (4 credits):
    ECE 480 Senior Design 4
    ECE 489 Independent Senior Design 4
    d. Complete a minimum of 18 credits including at least 12 credits from the focus areas below. The 12 credits must include at least one laboratory course (ECE 402, 404, 405, 407, 410, 415, 417, 420, 430, 431, 445, 458, 476, 477) and at least one 3 or 4 credit course from two different focus areas. Additional credits to meet the 18 credit requirement may be taken from MTH 314, any 400-level engineering course or by completing an approved 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. Courses at the 400-level outside of Electrical and Computer Engineering may have restrictions or require additional prerequisites not included within this degree program.
    Computing and Electronics
    ECE 410 VLSI Design 4
    ECE 430 Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems 4
    ECE 431 Smart Sensor Systems 3
    ECE 434 Autonomous Vehicles 3
    ECE 442 Introduction to Communication Networks 3
    ECE 445 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
    ECE 456 Introduction to Communication and Network Security 3
    Electrosciences
    ECE 404 Radio Frequency Electronic Circuits 4
    ECE 405 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II 4
    ECE 407 Electromagnetic Compatibility 4
    ECE 447 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3
    ECE 449 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3
    ECE 476 Electro-Optics 4
    ECE 477 Microelectronic Fabrication 3
    Systems
    ECE 415 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
    ECE 416 Digital Control 3
    ECE 417 Robotics 4
    ECE 420 Machines and Power Laboratory 1
    ECE 423 Power System Analysis 3
    ECE 424 Electrical Drives 3
    ECE 425 Solid State Power Conversion 3
    ECE 446 Biomedical Signal Processing 3
    ECE 448 Modeling and Analysis of Bioelectrical Systems 3
    ECE 457 Communication Systems 3
    ECE 458 Communication Systems Laboratory 1
    ECE 466 Digital Signal Processing 3
Concentrations
The department offers the following concentrations to students wishing an area of specialization in their degree. Concentrations are available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.  Courses completed to satisfy requirement 3. above may also be used to satisfy the requirements of a concentrations.  NOTE: Completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration may require more than 128 credits.  Upon completion of the required courses for a concentration, certification will appear on the student’s official transcript.
Biomedical Engineering
This concentration is for students who plan to pursue graduate work in biomedical areas or seek employment in selected medical-related areas.
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 9 credits from the following courses:
BE 444 Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics 3
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
Students may enroll in 3 or 4 credits of ECE 490 or 491 with biomedical engineering content as approved by the student's advisor for partial fulfillment of this requirement.
Digital Systems and Internet of Things
This concentration is for students interested in graduate work or employment in the world of digital hardware, software and systems within the internet of things (IoT) industry. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a Digital Systems and IoT concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
1. Complete at least four courses from the following:
CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
ECE 411 Electronic Design Automation 4
ECE 430 Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems 4
ECE 431 Smart Sensors Systems 3
ECE 442 Introduction to Communication Networks 3
ECE 456 Introduction to Communication and Network Security 3
ECE 466 Digital Signal Processing 3
Electromagnetics, Acoustics and Optics
This concentration is for students interested in graduate work or employment in areas related to electromagnetics, acoustics and optics. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with an EM, Acoustics and Optics concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
1. Complete at least four courses from the following:
ECE 405 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II 4
ECE 407 Electromagnetic Compatibility 4
ECE 447 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3
ECE 449 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3
ECE 476 Electro-Optics 4
Radio Frequency and Wireless Technologies
This concentration is for students interested in radio frequency technologies and the theories and principles of electronic communication and networking for graduate work or employment in areas related to wireless communication. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with an RF and Wireless concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
1. Completion at least four courses from the following:
ECE 404 Radio Frequency Electronic Circuits 4
ECE 405 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II 4
ECE 407 Electromagnetic Compatibility 4
ECE 442 Introduction to Communication Networks 3
ECE 457 Communication Systems 3
Robotics and Automation
This concentration is for students interested in graduate work or employment in robotics or automation areas. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a robotics and automation concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
1. The following course:
ECE 417 Robotics 4
2. Complete 9 credits from the following:
ECE 415 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
ECE 416 Digital Control 3
ECE 430 Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems 4
ECE 431 Smart Sensors Systems 3
ECE 434 Autonomous Vehicles 3
ECE 466 Digital Signal Processing 3
Microelectronics
This concentration is for students interested in graduate work in electronic materials, devices or circuits or employment in the semiconductor industry. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a Microelectronics concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
1. Complete at least four courses from the following:
ECE 404 Radio Frequency Electronic Circuits 4
ECE 410 VLSI Design 4
ECE 425 Solid State Power Conversion 3
ECE 476 Electro-Optics 4
ECE 477 Microelectronic Fabrication 3
Smart Devices
This concentration is for students interested in the design and implementation of smart devices and systems for graduate work or employment in consumer electronics and wearables fields. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a Smart Devices concentration, students must complete requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
1. Complete at least four courses from the following:
ECE 410 VLSI Design 4
ECE 411 Electronic Design Automation 4
ECE 416 Digital Control 3
ECE 431 Smart Sensors Systems 3
ECE 445 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
ECE 477 Microelectronic Fabrication 3