Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in conjunction with its various constituencies, has clearly-defined program objectives consistent with Gonzaga University's mission statement.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering: 134 credits

First Year, Fall

CHEM 101/101L General Chemistry I and Lab 4 credits
ENSC 191 Engineering First Year Seminar I 3 credits
MATH 157 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 credits
PHIL 101 Reasoning 3 credits
Core Broadening Requirement 3 credits

First Year, Spring

ENSC 205 Statics 3 credits
ENSC 192 Engineering First-Year Seminar II 3 credits
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4 credits
PHYS 103/103L Scientific Physics I and Lab 5 credits
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Human Nature 3 credits

Second Year, Fall

CPEN 230/230L Introduction to Digital Logic and Lab 4 credits
CPSC 121 Computer Science I 3 credits
EENG 201/201L Circuit Analysis I and Lab 4 credits
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4 credits
RELI --- Christianity/Catholic Traditions 3 credits

Second Year, Spring

CPEN 231/231L Microcomputer Architecture and Assembly Programming and Lab 4 credits
EENG 202 Circuit Analysis II 3 credits
MATH 260 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 credits
PHYS 204/204L Scientific Physics II and Lab 5 credits
RELI --- World or Comparative Religion 3 credits

Third Year, Fall

EENG 301 Electromagnetic Fields and Materials 4 credits
EENG 303/303L Electronics Design I and Lab 4 credits
EENG 311 Signals and Systems 4 credits
Ethics Core Requirement 3 credits
Core Broadening Requirement 3 credits

Third Year, Spring

EENG 304/304L Electronics Design II and Lab 4 credits
EENG 322 Probabilistic Methods for Electrical Engineers 3 credits
EENG 340/340L Introduction to Electric Power Engineering and Lab 4 credits
EENG 391 Engineering Design 1 credit  
Core Integration Seminar 3 credits

Fourth Year, Fall

EENG 411 Introduction to Control Systems 3 credits
EENG 421 Introduction to Communication Systems 3 credits
EENG 425 Communications and Controls Lab 1 credit 
Technical Electives (2) 6 credits
ENSC 491 Senior Design Project I 2 credits

Fourth Year, Spring

ENSC 492 Senior Design Project II 3 credits
ENSC 355 Thermal Science 3 credits
ENSC 400 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Must also take WA Fundamentals of Engineering Examination
0 credits
Technical Electives (2) 6 credits
Core Broadening Requirement 3 credits

Technical Electives

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
  5. Computer Engineering

Please see your advisor for current course offerings.

Electrical Engineering Electives

  • 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 424 Digital Signal Processing
  • EENG 427 Wireless Systems
  • EENG 428 Wireless Systems II
  • 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 Electives

  • CPEN 342/CPEN 342L Embedded Computer Systems
  • CPEN 430/CPEN 430L Digital System Design
  • CPSC 431 Computer Architecture
  • CPSC 435 Parallel Computing
  • CPSC 436 Biomedical Informatics and Computing