Professional electives – 16
Electrical engineering students must select two (2) professional depth areas. In one depth area, students are required to take the key course and one of the two listed professional electives. In the other depth area, students are only required to take the key course. In addition, students must select one (1) free elective from any 4000 level ECE course. Students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater may select, as their free elective, from ECE 5000 or SYS 5000 level courses. Prior approval of the chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is required for ECE 4996 and ECE 4998 . The professional depth areas are:
To enroll in 3000- or higher level courses and to become candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering, students must gain major standing. An application for major standing should be submitted prior to intended enrollment in 3000- or higher level courses. Forms may be obtained from the SECS Undergraduate Advising Office or from the SECS website.
To gain major standing in Electrical Engineering, students must:
A) have an average GPA of 2.0 in the following mathematics and science courses: MTH 1554 , MTH 1555 , APM 2555 , CHM 1430 (or CHM 1440 and CHM 1470 ), PHY 1610 (or PHY 1510 and PHY 1100 ), and PHY 1620 (or PHY 1520 and PHY 1110 )
B) have an average GPA of 2.0 in the following engineering core courses: EGR 1200 , EGR 1400 , EGR 2400 ,EGR 2500 , EGR 2600 , EGR 2800 .
C) have no more than two grades below C in the required courses listed in A and B above;
D) have not attempted any course listed in A and B above more than three times. Students may petition to repeat a course a fourth time; and
E) have not repeated more than three different courses listed in A and B. Courses in which a W (withdrawal) grade is recorded will not be counted.
Conditional major standing may be granted in the semester in which the student will complete the courses listed in A and B above.
Satisfactory completion of the program requires an average grade of C within each course group: namely, mathematics and sciences, engineering core, and professional subjects (required and elective). Within professional subjects, at most two grades below C are permitted; at most two different courses may be repeated, and a total of three repeat attempts are permitted.
Sample electrical engineering program schedule
Students entering the School of Engineering and Computer Science with the required background may follow a schedule such as the one indicated below. However, students will need additional time to complete the program if they do not have the required background upon entrance to the program.