Effective Fall 2022

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 their 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 C (2.000).

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BIOM 100Overview of Biomedical Engineering 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
CS 150BCulture and Coding: Python (GT-AH3)3B3
CS 164CS1--Computational Thinking with Java 4
ECE 102Digital Circuit Logic 4
ECE 251Introduction to Microcontrollers and IoT 4
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
Career Development Seminar1  
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
BIOM 200Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 2
CS 165CS2--Data Structures 4
ECE 103DC Circuit Analysis 3
ECE 202Circuit Theory Applications 4
ECE 232Introduction to Project Practices 1
ECE 303/STAT 303Introduction to Communications Principles 3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MATH 340Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 4
MECH 262Engineering Mechanics 4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
Career Development Seminar1  
 Total Credits 34
Junior
 
BIOM 300Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr Lab 4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications 4
CS 253Software Development with C++ 4
ECE 311Linear System Analysis I 3
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Linear Algebra for Data Science  
Linear Algebra I  
CpE Electives (see list below)2 4
Career Development Seminar1  
 Total Credits 32-33
Senior
 
BIOM 431/ECE 431Biomedical Signal and Image Processing 3
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MECH 337Thermodynamics 4
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion1C3
CpE Electives (see list below)2 7-8
Career Development Seminar1  
 Total Credits 31-32
Fifth Year
 
BIOM 486ABiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design I4A,4B,4C4
BIOM 486BBiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design II4A,4B,4C4
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Strategic Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)2 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
CpE Electives (see list below)2 0-6
Technical Electives (see list below)2 2-9
BME Technical Electives (see list below)2 3
Career Development Seminar1  
 Total Credits 28-29
 Program Total Credits: 157-158

Computer Engineering (CpE) Electives (11-18 credits) 

Group 1 - Choose 11-12 credits from the list below: 211-12
Digital System Design Laboratory
Digital System Design
Computer Organization and Architecture
Computer Networks
Embedded Systems and Machine Learning
Group 2 - Choose 0-3 credits from the list below: 20-3
Optimization Methods in Data Science
Linear System Analysis II
Group 3 - Chose 0-3 credits from the list below: 2, 30-3
Foundations in ECE
Independent Study 3
Independent Study: Open Option Project 3
Independent Study : Vertically Integrated Project 3

Technical Electives (2-9 credits)

Choose 2 - 9 credits from the list below: 2, 3
CS 310H/IDEA 310HDesign Thinking Toolbox: Mixed Reality Design3
CS 314Software Engineering3
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice3
CS 345Machine Learning Foundations and Practice3
CS 356Systems Security3
CS 370Operating Systems3
CS 4XX Any CS course at the 400-level, excluding CS 457 and CS 470
CS 5XX Any CS course at the 500-level
DSCI 475Topological Data Analysis2
ECE 340Electromagnetics for Computer Engineering3
ECE 495AIndependent Study 41-3
ECE 495BIndependent Study: Open Option Project 41
ECE 495CIndependent Study: Vertically Integrated Projects 41
ECE 4XX Any ECE course at the 400-level
ECE 5XX Any ECE course at the 500-level, excluding ECE 532/SYSE 532
MATH 360Mathematics of Information Security3
MATH 450Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 451Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
MATH 460Information and Coding Theory3
MECH 564Fundamentals of Robot Mechanics and Controls3
STAT 421Introduction to Stochastic Processes3

Biomedical Engineering (BME) Technical Electives (3 credits) 

BC 351Principles of Biochemistry4
BC 401Comprehensive Biochemistry I3
BC 403Comprehensive Biochemistry II3
BC 404Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory2
BC 411Physical Biochemistry4
BC 463Molecular Genetics3
BC 465Molecular Regulation of Cell Function3
BC 565Molecular Regulation of Cell Function4
BIOM 421Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering3
BIOM 422Quantitative Systems and Synthetic Biology3
BIOM 441Biomechanics and Biomaterials3
BIOM 476ABiomedical Clinical Practicum I2
BIOM 476BBiomedical Clinical Practicum II4
BIOM 495Independent Study1-6
BIOM 504/CBE 504Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering3
BIOM 518/ECE 518Biophotonics3
BIOM 522/CBE 522Bioseparation Processes3
BIOM 525/MECH 525Cell and Tissue Engineering3
BIOM 526/ECE 526Biological Physics3
BIOM 531/MECH 531Materials Engineering3
BIOM 533/CIVE 533Biomolecular Tools for Engineers3
BIOM 537/ECE 537Biomedical Signal Processing3
BIOM 570/MECH 570Bioengineering3
BIOM 573/MECH 573Structure and Function of Biomaterials3
BIOM 574/MECH 574Bio-Inspired Surfaces3
BIOM 576/MECH 576Quantitative Systems Physiology4
BIOM 578/MECH 578Musculoskeletal Biosolid Mechanics3
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy5
BMS 302Laboratory in Principles of Physiology2
BMS 310Anatomy for the Health Professions4
BMS 325Cellular Neurobiology3
BMS 345Functional Neuroanatomy4
BMS 405Nerve and Muscle-Toxins, Trauma and Disease3
BMS 409Human and Animal Reproductive Biology3
BMS 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
BMS 430Endocrinology3
BMS 450Pharmacology3
BMS 500Mammalian Physiology I4
BMS 501Mammalian Physiology II4
BMS 503/NB 503Developmental Neurobiology3
BZ 311Developmental Biology4
BZ 350Molecular and General Genetics4
BZ 476/BZ 576Genetics of Model Organisms3
CBE 330Process Simulation3
CBE 543Membranes for Biotechnology and Biomedicine3
CHEM 334Quantitative Analysis Laboratory1
CHEM 335Introduction to Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 343Modern Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 344Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 346Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 433Clinical Chemistry3
CHEM 539APrinciples of NMR and MRI: Basic NMR Principles1
CHEM 539BPrinciples of NMR and MRI: NMR Diffusion Measurements-2D NMR and MRI1
CHEM 539CPrinciples of NMR and MRI: Advanced NMR and MRI Techniques1
CM 501Advanced Cell Biology4
CM 502/NB 502Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology2
ECE 569/MECH 569Micro-Electro-Mechanical Devices3
ERHS 450Introduction to Radiation Biology3
ERHS 502Fundamentals of Toxicology3
ERHS 510/VS 510Cancer Biology3
ERHS 540Principles of Ergonomics3
FSHN 470Integrative Nutrition and Metabolism3
HES 307Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement4
HES 319Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Movement4
HES 403Physiology of Exercise4
HES 476Exercise and Chronic Disease3
MATH 455Mathematics in Biology and Medicine3
MECH 432Engineering of Nanomaterials3
MECH 543Biofluid Mechanics3
MIP 300General Microbiology3
MIP 302General Microbiology Laboratory2
MIP 342Immunology4
MIP 343Immunology Laboratory2
MIP 351Medical Bacteriology3
MIP 352Medical Bacteriology Laboratory3
MIP 420Medical and Molecular Virology4
MIP 443Microbial Physiology4
MIP 450Microbial Genetics3
MIP 576/BSPM 576Bioinformatics3
NB 500/BMS 502Readings in Cellular Neurobiology1
NB 501Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology2
NB 503/BMS 503Developmental Neurobiology3
NB 505/BMS 505Neuronal Circuits, Systems and Behavior3
1

Students are required to complete three Career Development Seminars: 1) Resume Writing; 2) Behavior Based Interviewing; and 3) Using LinkedIn™. Completion of the required workshops may be spread over the student's four-year program.

2

Students are required to complete 20 credits of CpE electives (11 - 18 credits of CpE Electives and 2-9 credits of Technical Electives); in addition to 3 credits of BME Technical Electives to reach the required 157-158 total program credits.

3

A maximum total 6 credits of ECE Independent Study may apply toward total degree requirements, including ECE 395AECE 395B, ECE 395C and ECE 495A, ECE 495B, ECE 495C combined.  A maximum total credits of BIOM Independent Study my apply toward total degree requirements, including BIOM 476 and BIOM 495

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:  The curriculum for this major assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus. 

The ECE curriculum has been modified as part of the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments initiative (RED).  Three threads run through the new curriculum: Foundations, Creativity and Professional Formation of Engineers. This new curriculum incorporates skills that engineers need beyond technical expertise, in areas like communication, ethics, social impact and interaction in large, diverse groups.  The ECE department requires that students also complete the following three Career Development Seminars: 1) Resume Writing; 2) Behavior Based Interviewing; and 3) Using LinkedIn™. 

The undergraduate programs in Biomedical Engineering synergize with our partner major undergraduate degrees by providing additional coursework in biology, chemistry, physiology, statics, dynamics and biomedical engineering to synthesize robust dual degree programs.

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 their 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 C (2.000).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 100Overview of Biomedical EngineeringX  1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
CS 150BCulture and Coding: Python (GT-AH3)X 3B3
ECE 102Digital Circuit LogicX  4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 164CS1--Computational Thinking with JavaX  4
ECE 251Introduction to Microcontrollers and IoTX  4
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)X 3A4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 200Fundamentals of Biomedical EngineeringX  2
CS 165CS2--Data StructuresX  4
ECE 103DC Circuit AnalysisX  3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   18
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 202Circuit Theory ApplicationsX  4
ECE 232Introduction to Project PracticesX  1
ECE 303/STAT 303Introduction to Communications PrinciplesX  3
MATH 340Intro to Ordinary Differential EquationsX  4
MECH 262Engineering MechanicsX  4
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 220Discrete Structures and their ApplicationsX  4
ECE 311Linear System Analysis IX  3
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)X 3A5
CpE Electives (see list on Program Requirements tab) X 4
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 300Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr LabX  4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)  3A1
CS 253Software Development with C++X  4
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Linear Algebra for Data ScienceX   
Linear Algebra IX   
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16-17
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology X 4
CHEM 113General Chemistry II X 3
MECH 337Thermodynamics X 4
CpE Electives (see list on Program Requirements tab) X 4
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 431/ECE 431Biomedical Signal and Image ProcessingX  3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry X 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
Diversity, Equity, and InclusionX 1C3
CpE Electives (see list on Program Requirements tab) X 3-4
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16-17
Fifth Year
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 486ABiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design IX 4A,4B,4C4
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Strategic Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
Historical Perspectives X3D3
CpE Electives (see list on Program Requirements tab) X 0-3
Technical Electives (see list in Program Requirements tab)   2
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   12-15
Semester 10CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 486BBiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design IIX 4A,4B,4C4
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
CpE Electives (see list on Program Requirements tab) X 0-3
Technical Electives (see list in Program Requirements tab)X  0-7
BME Technical Elective (see list on Program Requirements tab)X  3
Career Development Seminar(s)X   
 Total Credits   13-17
 Program Total Credits:   157-158