Electrical Engineering, BSEE

The components of the Information Age—global communication systems; computers and computer chips, and the software that runs them; as well as pacemakers, magnetic resonance imaging, and interplanetary space missions—are possible because of the efforts of electrical engineers. Today, electrical engineers are developing concepts and working to translate these ideas into the next generation of products, from computers and safe, energy-efficient vehicles, to radar that can detect unexploded land mines from the air, to microrobots that diagnose disease from inside the body.

Many electrical engineers work in the traditional areas of communications, computation, and control and components required to realize such systems. They are involved in design and product development, testing and quality control, sales and marketing, and manufacturing. Others use their problem-solving skills in diverse areas such as bioengineering, healthcare, electronic music, meteorology, and experimental psychology. Some graduates draw on their electrical engineering backgrounds to launch successful careers as physicians, financial analysts, attorneys, and entrepreneurs.

The BSEE degree requires a sequence of core courses and advanced study in one or more technical elective areas: electronic circuits and devices; signals and systems; fields, waves, and optics; power engineering; or computer engineering. General electives and electives in the arts and humanities and social sciences are also required.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in EECE courses

Engineering

Complete 59 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Courses
EECE 2150Circuits and Signals: Biomedical Applications5
EECE 2160Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics4
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
EECE 2412
and EECE 2413
Fundamentals of Electronics
and Lab for EECE 2412
5
EECE 2520Fundamentals of Linear Systems4
EECE 2530
and EECE 2531
Fundamentals of Electromagnetics
and Lab for EECE 2530
5
Computer Engineering Fundamentals
If more than one computer engineering fundamentals course is taken, it can count as a technical elective.
Complete one of the following:4-5
Fundamentals of Digital Design and Computer Organization
and Lab for EECE 2322
Fundamentals of Networks
Fundamentals of Engineering Algorithms
Capstone Courses
EECE 4790Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 14
EECE 4792Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 24
Electrical Engineering Technical Electives
Complete four of the following:16
Fundamentals of Digital Design and Computer Organization
and Lab for EECE 2322
Research
Directed Study
Independent Study
Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage
Nanotechnology in Engineering
EECE 4512 to EECE 4698
Supplemental Credit
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Noise and Stochastic Processes
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2
Total Hours59-60

Professional Development

Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
EECE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
EECE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science 

Complete 33 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below:

CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
4
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
5
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
5
Supplemental Credit
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the mathematics/science requirement:2
Noise and Stochastic Processes
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Writing Requirement and NUpath Courses

Writing
A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements through Open Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with general electives.

Required General Electives

Complete seven academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.28

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirement

132 total semester hours required

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4General elective4Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3General elective4 
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General elective4  
 17 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414MATH 23214General elective4Co-op0
PHYS 1155 (ND)3EECE 20001General elective4 
PHYS 1156 (AD)1EECE 21604  
PHYS 11571EE fundamentals4-5  
EECE 21505EE fundamentals4-5  
General elective4   
 18 17-19 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 3302 (to be taken online)4EECE 30001EECE technical elective4Co-op0
Co-op0EE fundamentals4-5EECE 47904 
 CE fundamentals4-5  
 EECE 34684  
 EECE technical elective4  
 4 17-19 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0EECE 47924  
 EECE technical elective4  
 EECE technical elective4  
 General elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130-134

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4General elective4Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3General elective4 
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General elective4  
 17 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414Co-op0Co-op0General elective4
PHYS 1155 (ND)3  General elective4
PHYS 1156 (AD)1   
PHYS 11571   
EECE 21505   
EECE 20001   
General elective4   
 19 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23214ENGW 3302 (to be taken online)4Co-op0EECE technical elective4
EECE 21604Co-op0 EECE 47904
EE fundamentals4-5   
EE fundamentals4-5   
EECE 30001   
 17-19 4 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
EE fundamentals4-5EECE 47924  
CE fundamentals4-5EECE technical elective4  
EECE 34684EECE technical elective4  
EECE technical elective4General elective4  
 16-18 16  
Total Hours: 130-134

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 1155 (ND)3MATH 2321 (FQ)4Vacation0Co-op0
PHYS 1156 (AD)1EECE 21604  
PHYS 11571EE fundamentals course4  
EECE 21505EECE 20001  
MATH 23414General elective4  
General elective4   
 18 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0EE fundamentals course5ENGW 3302 (WD)4Co-op0
 EE fundamentals course5General elective4 
 CE fundamentals course4  
 General elective4  
 0 18 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0EECE 34684EECE technical elective4Co-op0
 General elective4EECE 4790 (EI, WI, CE)4 
 General elective4  
 EECE 30001  
 EECE technical elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0EECE 4792 (EI, WI, CE)4  
 EECE technical elective4  
 EECE technical elective4  
 0 12  
Total Hours: 132

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHYS 1155 (ND)3Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
PHYS 1156 (AD)1   
PHYS 11571   
MATH 23414   
EECE 21505   
EECE 20001   
General elective4   
 19 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4Co-op0Co-op0ENGW 3302 (WD)4
EECE 21604  General elective4
EE fundamentals course4   
General elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
EECE 30001Co-op0Co-op0EECE technical elective4
EE fundamentals course5  EECE 4790 (EI, WI, CE)4
General elective4   
EE fundamentals course5   
CE fundamentals course4   
 19 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
EECE 34684EECE technical elective4  
EECE technical elective4General elective4  
EECE 4792 (EI, WI, CE)4EECE technical elective4  
General elective4   
 16 12  
Total Hours: 132