Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Upon admission to the Electrical Engineering major, an electrical engineering faculty member will serve as the student's academic advisor to work with the student in planning a program to complete degree requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor throughout the semester and are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, the student must:

  1. earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses used to meet degree requirements.
  2. earn a grade of "C" or better in any course that is a prerequisite for subsequent courses in the curriculum prior to taking a course that requires the prerequisite,
  3. complete the general baccalaureate degree requirements of the University,
  4. complete the Electrical Engineering curriculum requirements specified in the following sections,
  5. take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), including the discipline-specific examination for electrical engineering. .

The NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination is offered twice each year, in April and October, and may be taken more than once. A student should take the examination at least one semester prior to the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students expecting to complete their course work for an engineering degree in May or August should take the FE exam in October of the preceding year. Those expecting to complete their course work in December should take the exam the preceding April. Detailed information about the FE exam content, exam schedule, registration for the exam, and review sessions is available through the Office of the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science.

Concentrations

In addition to the required Electrical Engineering courses, each student may choose technical electives to develop skills in a particular career area. Students should select the area prior to completion of the junior year, and plan their course of study in order to satisfy the prerequisites for elective courses.

Computer Engineering Area

The Computer Engineering curriculum focuses on developing knowledge and practical skills in the design, development, and applications of computer systems including hardware, software, and hardware-software interaction. Computer Engineers require the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate trade-offs and optimize the design of computer systems based on the attributes of both the hardware and the software. To meet the requirements for this concentration, a student must take the course Computer Architecture (EENG 4320), and two additional Computer Engineering elective courses.

Total Semester Credit Hours=128

Freshman Year

First Semester

 

CHEM 1311: General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 1111: Gen. Chemistry I Lab

1

ENGL 1301: Grammar & Comp. I

3

MATH 2413: Calculus I

4

Engineering or Science elective 1

2

EENG 1301: Engineering the Future

3

Total Hours:

16

Second Semester

 

PHYS 2325: University Physics I

3

PHYS 2125: University Physics I Lab

1

ENGL 1302: Grammar & Composition II

3

MATH 2414: Calculus II

4

COSC 1336/1136: Programming Fundamentals and Lab

4

EENG 2101: MATlab for Engineers

1

Total Hours:

16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

 

HIST 1301: U.S. History I

3

MATH 3404: Multivariate Calculus

4

PHYS 2326: University Physics II

3

PHYS 2126: Univ. Physics II Lab

1

EENG 3302: Digital Systems

3

Visual and Performing Arts (Core Curriculum)

3

Total Hours:

17

Second Semester

 

HIST 1302: US History II

3

MATH 3305: Differential Equations

3

Economics 2

3

Humanities Elective (Core Curriculum)

3

EENG 3304: Linear Circuits Analysis I

3

EENG 3104: Linear Circuits Anal. I Lab

1

Total Hours:

16

Junior Year

First Semester

 

MATH 3203: Matrix Methods for Engineers 3

2

MATH 3351: Probability and Statistics

3

EENG 3303: Electromagnetic Fields

3

EENG 3305: Linear Circuits Analysis II

3

EENG 3306: Electronic Circuits I

3

EENG 3106: Electronic Circuits I Lab

1

Total Hours:

15

Second Semester

 

ENGR 4308: Automatic Controls

3

EENG 4311: Signals and Systems

3

EENG 3307: Microprocessors

3

ENGR 3314: Design Methodology-Engr.

3

EENG 4309: Electronic Circuits II

3

EENG 4109: Electronic Circuits II Lab

1

Total Hours:

16

Senior Year

First Semester

 

POLS 2305: Intro American Gov't.

3

EENG 4115: Senior Design I

1

ENGR 4109: Senior Seminar

1

EENG 4310: Electric Power Systems

3

EENG 4312: Communications Theory

3

Technical Elective

3

Engineering/Science Elective 4

3

Total Hours:

17

Second Semester

 

EENG 4315: Senior Design II

3

POLS 2306: Intro to Texas Politics

3

Technical Elective

3

Technical Elective

3

ENGL ___: World or European Lit

3

Total Hours:

15

1 Selected from approved departmental list

2 Selected from ECON 2301 or ECON 2302

3 MATH 3315 can be substituted for MATH 3203

4 Course outside of Electrical engineering--junior/senior level, may be utilized towards a minor