2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, BSEE, Concentrations: Bioinstrumentation, Mechatronics, or Power and Energy Systems


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About the Program


Essentially everything with anything electrical in it was designed and developed by electrical engineers. Through the application of physics, math, and programming, electrical engineers are the creative problem solvers that research, design, and develop electrical and electronic systems and components that control, monitor, energize, and communicate with everything around us. Some examples range from space exploration, cell phones, and advanced medical diagnostic equipment, to hybrid and electric vehicles, manufacturing processes, and wind turbines. Areas of electrical engineering include: computers, control systems, communication systems, signal and image processing, microelectronics, biomedical devices, and power and energy systems. A career in electrical engineering opens up opportunities to solve problems in virtually every area.

Students may choose to complete a concentration from the following areas:

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Mechatronics
  • Power and Energy Systems

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum 2.0 Average GPA required in all ECE courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (32 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (18 Credits)


Free Elective (3 Credits)


Student may choose any course to fulfil this requirement

Concentration Options


Students may elect to add a concentration in Bioinstrumentation, Mechatronics, or Power and Energy Systems.  These requirements can be accommodated using the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Technical Electives in the Electrical Engineering major.  Consult your academic advisor for more information on course requirements and availability.

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  2.0 Average GPA required in all ECE courses. Minimum grade of C required in the following courses:  ECE 15200, ECE 20100, ECE 20200, ECE 20700, ECE 27001, ENGR 15100, MA 16300, MA16400, MA 26100, MA 26400, PHYS 15200, and PHYS 26100 

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (16 Credits)


Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Senior Engineering Design I: Prerequisite Courses - COM/ENGL 30700 and ECE 31200. Department Permission.

Note 2: Electrical and Computer Engineering Electives - 3 courses required: ECE 25100, 35400, 37100, 37500, 38000, 42600, 43200, 45100, 45400, 45900, 46400, 46810, 47600, 48300; and any ECE 49500 and above with advisor approval.

Note 3: Technical Elective - CHM 11600; CS 27500, 30900, 33200 or 44200; MA 31500 or 34500 or 34800 or 47200; PHYS 31100 or 32200 or 34200; STAT 34500; BUSM 33300 or BUSM 36300 or FIN 31000 or MKG 32400; any CE, ECE, ME, or MSE course 20000 or above and less than 48900 except CE 20100 (The Industrial Practice courses are not allowed); any CE, ECE, ME, MSE, or Computer Science course 48900 and above with advisor approval.

Note 4: Ethics for the Professions, PHIL 32400 - Please use section reserved for engineering students.

Continuing students cannot transfer in credit for a required ECE course without prior approval of the Undergraduate Committee.

Students may elect to add a concentration in Mechatronics, Power and Energy Systems, or Bioinstrumentation. These requirements can be accommodated using the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Technical, and Free Electives. See attached concentration course requirements. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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