Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the profession that applies mathematics, the basic sciences, technology, and problem-solving skills to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical and electronic products, equipment, services, and information systems. Electrical engineers find innovative ways to use electricity, information, computers, and electronics to make people's lives better. Traditionally, electrical engineering involves the areas of communication systems, computer systems, control systems, electric power systems, electronics, and signal processing.

Communication systems process and transfer information from one point to another. This information includes audio and video data, as well as digital data used in computers. Computer systems includes computer design, as well as the areas of hardware and software used to control processes and equipment. Control systems use electronic circuits to regulate processes to meet specific objectives and requirements. Electric power systems generate, transmit, and distribute electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial establishments. Electronics engineers design and develop devices, components, and circuits that are used in computers, appliances, automobiles, and countless other areas. Signal processing systems transform electrical and electromagnetic signals to more usable form in such applications as computerized tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in conjunction with its various constituencies, has clearly defined program objectives. These engineering program objectives are listed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science section of this catalogue.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering: 134 credits
First Year
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 101L General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit
CPSC 121 Computer Science I 3 credits
ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature 3 credits
ENSC 100 Engineering Seminar 1 credit
MATH 157 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 credits
RELI 1XX Religion elective 3 credits
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 credits
ENSC 205 Statics 3 credits
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4 credits
PHYS 103 Scientific Physics I 3 credits
PHYS 103L Scientific Physics I Lab 1 credit
PHYS 103R Scientific Physics I Recitation 0 credit
PHIL 101 Introduction to Critical Thinking 2 credits
COMM 100 Introduction to Speech Communications 2 credits
Second Year
CPEN 230 Introduction to Digital Logic 3 credits
CPEN 230L Introduction to Digital Logic Lab 1 credit
EENG 201 Circuit Analysis I 3 credits
EENG 201L Circuit Analysis I Lab 1 credit
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4 credits
PHYS 204 Scientific Physics II 3 credits
PHYS 204L Scientific Physics II Lab 1 credit
PHYS 204R Scientific Physics II Recitation 0 credit
CPEN 231 Microcomputer Architecture and Assembly Programming 3 credits
CPEN 231L Microcomputer Architecture and Assembly Programming Lab 1 credit
EENG 202 Circuit Analysis II 3 credits
ENSC 300 Engineering Economics 2 credit
MATH 260 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 credits
RELI 2XX Religion History/Theology elective 3 credits
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Human Nature 3 credits
Third Year
EENG 301 Electromagnetic Fields and Materials 4 credits
EENG 303 Electronics Design I 3 credits
EENG 303L Electronics Design I Lab 1 credit
EENG 311 Signals and Systems 4 credits
MATH/Science option 3 credits
   MATH 231 Discrete Structures
   MATH 301 Fundamentals of Mathematics
   MATH 339 Linear Algebra
   MATH 350 Elementary Numerical Analysis
   PHYS 205 Modern Physics
   PHYS 307 Physical Optics
RELI 3XX Applied Theology elective 3 credits
EENG 304 Electronics Design II 3 credits
EENG 304L Electronics Design II Lab 1 credit
EENG 322 Probabilistic Methods for Electrical Engineering 3 credits
EENG 340 Introduction to Electric Power Engineering 3 credits
EENG 340L Introduction to Electric Power Engineering Lab 1 credit
EENG 391 Engineering Design 1 credit
PHIL 301 Ethics 3 credits
Fourth Year
EENG 411 Introduction to Control Systems 3 credits
EENG 421 Introduction to Communication Systems 3 credits
EENG 425 Communication and Controls Lab 1 credit
ENSC 491 Senior Design Project I 2 credits
Technical elective1 3 credits
Technical elective1 3 credits
ENSC 492 Senior Design Project II 3 credits
ENSC 355 Thermal Science 3 credits
ENSC 400 Fundamentals of Engineering Examination 1 credit
PHIL 4XX Philosophy elective 3 credits
Technical elective1 3 credits
Technical elective1 3 credits
Note1: Approved EENG or CPEN elective courses

Technical Electives in Electrical Engineering

Only 300 and 400 level courses that are not required in the degree plan can be used to satisfy the technical elective requirements. The student’s advisor must approve the selection and must contain courses from at least two of the following specializations: 1. Electromagnetics, Circuits, Electronics and Filters, 2. Control Systems and Automation, 3. Communication Systems and Signal Processing, 4. Electric Power and Power Systems Engineering, and 5. Computer Engineering. Please see your advisor for current course offerings.

Electrical Engineering
  • EENG 401 Electronics III
  • EENG 402 Electromagnetic Waves and Materials
  • EENG 403 Passive and Active Filter Design
  • EENG 406 Introduction to Integrated Circuit Engineering
  • EENG 412 Digital Control Systems
  • EENG 413/EENG 413L Automation
  • EENG 422 Digital Communication Systems
  • EENG 424 Digital Signal Processing
  • EENG 427 Wireless Systems
  • EENG 441 Analysis of Power Systems
  • EENG 442 Electric Power Distribution System Engineering
  • EENG 443 Analysis of Electrical Machines
  • EENG 444 Computational Methods for Power Systems

Computer Engineering
  • CPSC 423 Object-Oriented Modeling and Design
  • CPSC 428 Real-Time Computer Systems Engineering
  • CPSC 431 Computer Architecture
  • CPSC 435 Parallel Computing
  • CPSC 436 Biomedical Informatics and Computing
  • CPEN 321/CPEN 321L; introduction to System Software
  • CPEN 342/CPEN 342L Embedded Computer Systems
  • CPEN 430/CPEN 430L Digital System Design

The SEAS core curriculum represents a common body of knowledge. The engineering programs core consists of fifty-three credits which are common to and required of all engineering degree programs in the school: the first thirty-two credits (of which there is a more complete description in the General Degree Requirements and Procedures section of this catalogue) form the University core requirement while the remaining twenty-one credits are required by engineering degree programs.

All undergraduate students are subject to the provisions of this core; transfer students, however, should consult the General Degree Requirements and Procedures section of this catalogue for possible modifications to the philosophy and religious studies requirements listed below. Substitutions for discontinued courses are required and authorized by the proper University authorities. The University and School core requirements are grouped into the following categories.

University requirements
  1. Thought and Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester).
  2. Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL 400 level elective.
  3. Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, RELI 200, and RELI 300 levels: one elective from each level.
  4. Mathematics (4 credits): one MATH (not CPSC) course at the 100 level or above: engineering students must use MATH 157.
  5. English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105 or ENGL 106.
Engineering program specific:
  1. Mathematics (11 credits): MATH 258, MATH 259, MATH 260.
  2. Physics (4 credits): PHYS 103, PHYS 103L.
  3. Chemistry (4 credits): CHEM 101, CHEM 101L.
Computer Science program specific:
  1. Mathematics (17 credits): MATH 157, MATH 231, MATH 258, 2 300/400 level electives.
  2. Lab Science (12 credits): Students are encouraged to take 16 credits.
  3. History (6 credits): see program description section.
  4. Fine Arts (3 credits): see program description section.
  5. Literature (3 credits): see program description section.
  6. Social Science (6 credits): see program description section.
  7. Foreign Language or Culture (3 credits): see program description section.
  8. Social Justice (3 credits): see program description section.