# Electrical Engineering and Physics, BSEE

This intercollege combined major serves students who would like to explore their interest in physics while earning the benefit of an accredited Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. The major combines a major in physics from the Department of Physics in the College of Science with the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Because of the large body of shared knowledge between electrical engineering and physics, a combined major between these two disciplines is a logical course of study and can be accomplished within a student’s usual five-year program (including three co-op placements) without requiring course overloading in any semester. A student graduating from this program will have studied both the physical fundamentals and the applications of electronic devices and systems. The program is a particularly appropriate course of study for students who wish to pursue a career in solid-state devices, microelectromechanical systems, or nanotechnology.

Students interested in this program should contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Department of Physics as early as possible, preferably prior to registering for freshman courses.

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

2.000 minimum GPA required in EECE courses

## Mathematics/Science Requirement

Complete 57 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Required Mathematics/Science | ||

CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1153 | General Chemistry for Engineers and Recitation for CHEM 1151 | 4 |

MATH 1341 | Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering | 4 |

MATH 1342 | Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering | 4 |

MATH 2321 | Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering | 4 |

MATH 2341 | Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering | 4 |

Complete one of the following: | 5 | |

Physics for Engineering 1 and Lab for PHYS 1151 and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151 | ||

Physics 1 and Lab for PHYS 1161 | ||

Complete one of the following: | 5 | |

Physics for Engineering 2 and Lab for PHYS 1155 and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155 | ||

Physics 2 and Lab for PHYS 1165 | ||

PHYS 2303 | Modern Physics | 4 |

PHYS 2305 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | 4 |

PHYS 3600 | Advanced Physics Laboratory | 4 |

PHYS 3602 | Electricity and Magnetism | 4 |

PHYS 5115 | Quantum Mechanics | 4 |

Advanced Physics Elective | ||

Complete one of the following: | 4 | |

Mathematical and Computational Methods for Physics | ||

PHYS 3600 to PHYS 7999 | ||

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 |

## Engineering Requirement

Complete 51 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

EECE 2150 and EECE 2151 | Circuits and Signals: Biomedical Applications and Lab for EECE 2150 | 5 |

EECE 2160 and EECE 2161 | Embedded Design Enabling Robotics and Lab for EECE 2160 | 4 |

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals | ||

EECE 2412 and EECE 2413 | Fundamentals of Electronics and Lab for EECE 2412 | 5 |

EECE 2520 | Fundamentals of Linear Systems | 4 |

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 4790 | Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 1 | 4 |

EECE 4792 | Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 2 | 4 |

EECE Technical Electives | ||

Complete two of the following: | 8-9 | |

Fundamentals of Digital Design and Computer Organization and Lab for EECE 2322 | ||

Hyperspectral Imaging in an International Context | ||

Independent Study | ||

Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage | ||

Nanotechnology in Engineering | ||

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 | ||

2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement: | 2 | |

Cornerstone of Engineering 2 |

## Professional Development

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Required Professional Development | ||

GE 1000 | Introduction to the Study of Engineering | 1 |

EECE 2000 | Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education | 1 |

EECE 3000 | Professional Issues in Engineering | 1 |

Additional Required Courses | ||

The remaining credit from each of the following courses will apply to the professional development area: | 1 | |

Cornerstone of Engineering 1 | ||

Cornerstone of Engineering 2 |

## Additional NUpath Courses

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Writing | ||

A grade of C or higher is required: | ||

ENGW 1111 | First-Year Writing | 4 |

ENGW 3302 | Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions | 4 |

or ENGW 3315 | Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines | |

NUpath Requirements through General 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

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Complete three academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours. | 12 |

## 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

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

Year 1 | |||||||
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Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours | Summer 1 | Hours | Summer 2 | Hours |

MATH 1341 | 4 | MATH 1342 | 4 | Vacation | 0 | Vacation | 0 |

CHEM 1151 | 4 | PHYS 1165 | 4 | ||||

CHEM 1153 | 0 | PHYS 1166 | 1 | ||||

GE 1110 | 4 | ENGW 1111 | 4 | ||||

GE 1000 | 1 | GE 1111 | 4 | ||||

PHYS 1161 | 4 | ||||||

PHYS 1162 | 1 | ||||||

18 | 17 | 0 | 0 | ||||

Year 2 | |||||||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours | Summer 1 | Hours | Summer 2 | Hours |

MATH 2321 | 4 | PHYS 2305 | 4 | Vacation | 0 | Co-op | 0 |

MATH 2341 | 4 | EECE 2160 | 3 | ||||

EECE 2150 | 4 | EECE 2161 | 1 | ||||

EECE 2151 | 1 | EE fundamental course | 5 | ||||

PHYS 2303 | 4 | EECE 2000 | 1 | ||||

Elective | 4 | ||||||

17 | 18 | 0 | 0 | ||||

Year 3 | |||||||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours | Summer 1 | Hours | Summer 2 | Hours |

Co-op | 0 | PHYS 3602 | 4 | Elective | 4 | Co-op | 0 |

CE fundamental course | 5 | PHYS 3600 | 4 | ||||

EE fundamental course | 5 | ||||||

ENGW 3302 | 4 | ||||||

0 | 18 | 8 | 0 | ||||

Year 4 | |||||||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours | Summer 1 | Hours | Summer 2 | Hours |

Co-op | 0 | EECE 3468 | 4 | EECE 4790 | 4 | Co-op | 0 |

PHYS 5115 | 4 | EECE technical elective | 4 | ||||

EECE technical elective | 4 | ||||||

EE fundamental course | 5 | ||||||

EECE 3000 | 1 | ||||||

0 | 18 | 8 | 0 | ||||

Year 5 | |||||||

Fall | Hours | Spring | Hours | ||||

Co-op | 0 | EECE 4792 | 4 | ||||

PHYS advanced elective | 4 | ||||||

Elective | 4 | ||||||

Elective | 4 | ||||||

0 | 16 | ||||||

Total Hours: 138 |