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.

Electrical Engineering Completion Curriculum

Students who have earned the Texas Associate of Science in Engineering Science degree from an ASAC/ABET accredited program at a participating community college, with an overall GPA of at least 2.50/4.00 and with no grade lower than "C," are eligible to pursue the Electrical Engineering Completion Program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. If you are eligible, this program will likely enable you to complete the degree in the shortest time. Before beginning study, however, you should discuss your eligibility with an engineering advisor.

Total Semester Credit Hours=128

Freshman Year

First Semester (16 hrs.)

CHEM 1311: General Chemistry I

CHEM 1111: General Chemistry I Lab

ENGL 1301: Grammar & Composition I

MATH 2413: Calculus I

Engineering or Science elective 1

EENG 1301: Engineering the Future

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

PHYS 2325: University Physics I

PHYS 2125: University Physics I Lab

ENGL 1302: Grammar & Composition II

MATH 2414: Calculus II

COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals

EENG 2101: MATLAB for Engineers

Sophomore Year

First Semester (17 hrs.)

HIST 1301: United States History I

MATH 3404: Multivariate Calculus

PHYS 2326: University Physics II

PHYS 2126: University Physics II Lab

EENG 3302: Digital Systems

Visual and Performing Arts (Core Curriculum)

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

HIST 1302: United States History II

MATH 3305: Differential Equations

Economics 2

Humanities Elective (Core Curriculum)

EENG 3304: Linear Circuits Analysis I

EENG 3104: Linear Circuits Analysis I Lab

Junior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

MATH 3203: Matrix Methods in Science and Engineering 3

MATH 3351: Probability and Statistics

EENG 3303: Electromagnetic Fields

EENG 3305: Linear Circuits Analysis II

EENG 3306: Electronic Circuits I

EENG 3106: Electronic Circuits I Lab

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

EENG 4308: Automatic Controls

EENG 4311: Signals and Systems

EENG 3307: Microprocessors

ENGR 3314: Design Methodology-in Engineering

EENG 4309: Electronic Circuits II

EENG 4109: Electronic Circuits II Lab

Senior Year

First Semester (17 hrs.)

POLS 2305: Introductory American Government.

EENG 4115: Senior Design I

ENGR 4109: Senior Seminar

EENG 4310: Electric Power Systems

EENG 4312: Communications Theory

Technical Elective

Engineering/Science Elective 4

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

EENG 4315: Senior Design II

POLS 2306: Introductory Texas Politics

Technical Elective

Technical Elective

ENGL ___: World or European Lit

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