The Electrical Engineering concentration covers a broad range of electrical engineering subdiscplines and allows a student to focus on their particular area of interest using technical electives.

Effective Spring 2017

In order to maintain professional standards required of practicing engineers, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 in ECE courses as a graduation requirement. It is the responsibility of any student who fails to maintain a 2.000 average to work with his or her advisor to correct grade point deficiencies. In addition, it is required that students retake any Electrical Engineering course at the 300-level or below in which they receive a grade below a C.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one group from the following: 3-4
Group A:
  
Introduction to Unix  
Introduction to C Programming I  
Introduction to C Programming II  
Group B:
  
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
  
ECE 102Digital Circuit Logic 4
ECE 103DC Circuit Analysis 3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives1 3-4
Additional Requirements for Graduation2 0
 Total Credits 32-33
Sophomore
 
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
ECE 202Circuit Theory Applications 4
ECE 251Introduction to Microprocessors 4
ECE 303/STAT 303Introduction to Communications Principles 3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
Select one course from the following: 4
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations  
Differential Equations  
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
Science/Math/Engineering Electives (See list below) 3
Additional Requirements for Graduation2 0
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
ECE 311Linear System Analysis I 3
ECE 312Linear System Analysis II 3
ECE 331Electronics Principles I 4
ECE 332Electronics Principles II4A4
ECE 341Electromagnetic Fields and Devices I 3
ECE 342Electromagnetic Fields and Devices II 3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Science/Math/Engineering Electives (See list below) 6
Additional Requirements for Graduation2 0
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
ECE 401Senior Design Project I4A,4B3
ECE 402Senior Design Project II4C3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Technical Electives (See list below) 18
Additional Requirements for Graduation2 0
 Total Credits 33
 Program Total Credits: 129

Technical Electives 

BIOM 570/MECH 570Bioengineering3
CS 314Software Engineering3
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice3
CS 356Systems Security3
CS 370Operating Systems3
CS 410Introduction to Computer Graphics4
CS 414Object-Oriented Design4
CS 420Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms4
CS 430Database Systems4
CS 440Introduction to Artificial Intelligence4
CS 453Introduction to Compiler Construction4
CS 455Introduction to Distributed Systems4
CS 475Parallel Programming4
CS 510Image Computation4
CS 520Analysis of Algorithms4
CS 540Artificial Intelligence4
CS 545Machine Learning4
CS 556Computer Security4
ECE 4** Any ECE Course at the 400-level
Select any course from the following: 4Var.
Independent Study
Independent Study: Open Option Project
Independent Study: Vertically Integrated Projects
ECE 5** Any ECE Course at the 500-level
MATH 419Introduction to Complex Variables3
MATH 450Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 451Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
MATH 470Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry3
PH 315Modern Physics Laboratory2
PH 425Advanced Physics Laboratory2
PH 451Introductory Quantum Mechanics I3
PH 452Introductory Quantum Mechanics II3
PH 462Statistical Physics3

Science/Math/Engineering Electives 

BC 351Principles of Biochemistry4
BIOM 101Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology4
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy5
BMS 325Cellular Neurobiology3
BMS 345Functional Neuroanatomy4
BZ 310Cell Biology4
CBE 101Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engr3
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)1
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 246Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
CIVE 102Introduction: Civil/Environmental Engineering3
CIVE 260Engineering Mechanics-Statics3
CS 122Theory for Introductory Programming1
CS 155Introduction to Unix 31
CS 156Introduction to C Programming I 31
CS 157Introduction to C Programming II 31
CS 161Object-Oriented Problem Solving4
CS 165Java (CS2) Data Structures and Algorithms4
or CS 200 Algorithms and Data Structures
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications4
CS 253Software Development with C++4
Select any course from the following: 4Var.
Independent Study
Independent Study: Open Option Project
Independent Study : Vertically Integrated Project
HES 307Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement4
LIFE 103Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants4
MATH 151Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I1
MATH 229Matrices and Linear Equations2
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable3
MATH 332Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 366Introduction to Abstract Algebra3
MATH 369Linear Algebra I3
MECH 101Introduction to Mechanical Engineering3
MECH 200Introduction to Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 237Introduction to Thermal Sciences 53
MECH 303Energy Engineering3
MECH 337Thermodynamics 54
MIP 300General Microbiology3
PH 314Introduction to Modern Physics4
PH 341Mechanics4
PH 353Optics and Waves4
1

Free elective credits can be satisfied by completing courses 100 level or above. Student use up to 4 credits of free electives to reach the required total of 129 program credits.

2

Students are required to participate in the Professional Learning Institute (PLI) program as a requirement for graduation. The program consists of eleven PLI workshops distributed by focus areas as follows: Global and Cultural Diversity (2 workshops), Innovation (2 workshops), Leadership (2 workshops), Civic and Public Engagement (2 workshops), and Ethics (3 workshops). Each workshop is between 1-2 hours long and no outside preparation is required to attend any of the workshops. Attendance at the required workshops may be spread over the student’s four-year program.

3

CS 155, CS 156, and CS 157 count as Science/Math/Engineering electives ONLY when CS 163 or CS 164 is also taken. CS 163 or CS 164 will be applied toward the freshman year requirement. 

4

A total 6 credits of Independent Study may apply toward degree requirements. This includes credit awarded for ECE 395AECE 395B, ECE 395C and ECE 495A ECE 495B, ECE 495C combined.

5

Credit not allowed for both MECH 237 and MECH 337.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER: The curriculum for this major assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus. Students are required to participate in the Professional Learning Institute (PLI) program as a requirement for graduation. The program consists of eleven PLI workshops distributed by focus areas as follows: Global and Cultural Diversity (2 workshops), Innovation (2 workshops), Leadership (2 workshops), Civic and Public Engagement (2 workshops), and Ethics (3 workshops). Each workshop is between 1‐2 hours long and no outside preparation is required to attend any of the workshops. Attendance at the required workshops may be spread over the student’s four‐year program. In order to maintain professional standards required of practicing engineers, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 in electrical engineering courses as a graduation requirement. It is the responsibility of any student who fails to maintain a 2.000 average to work with his or her adviser to correct grade point deficiencies. In addition, it is required that students retake any electrical engineering course at the 300 level or below in which they receive a grade below C.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
ECE 102Digital Circuit LogicX  4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Elective   3-4
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   17-18
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 103DC Circuit AnalysisX  3
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Select one group from the following:   3-4
Group A:
    
Introduction to Unix X  
Introduction to C Programming I X  
Introduction to C Programming II X  
Group B:
    
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
 X  
 Total Credits   15-16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 251Introduction to MicroprocessorsX  4
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Science/Math/Engineering Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X 3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2) X3A4
ECE 202Circuit Theory ApplicationsX  4
Select one course from the following:   4
Introduction to Ordinary Differential EquationsX   
Differential EquationsX   
ECE 303/STAT 303Introduction to Communications PrinciplesX  3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 311Linear System Analysis IX  3
ECE 331Electronics Principles IX  4
ECE 341Electromagnetic Fields and Devices IX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3) X2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3) X2 
Science/Math/Engineering Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X 3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 312Linear System Analysis IIX  3
ECE 332Electronics Principles IIX 4A4
ECE 342Electromagnetic Fields and Devices IIX  3
Science/Math/Engineering Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X 3
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 401Senior Design Project IX 4A,4B3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Technical Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  9
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 402Senior Design Project IIX 4C3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
Technical Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  9
PLI Workshop(s)X   
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   18
 Program Total Credits:   129