Curriculum - Electrical Engineering

Signals and Electronics Track in Electrical Engineering

Freshman Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
Ch 110 General Chemistry 3
EID 101 Engineering Design 3
EID 102 Engineering Graphics 1
Ma 110 Intro Linear Algebra 2
Ma 111 Calculus I 4
HSS 1 HSS: Freshman Seminar 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 16

 

Spring Semester:  
Ch 111 Chemistry Laboratory 1.5
ECE 150 Digital Logic Design 3
ECE 160 Programming for Electrical Eng 3
Ma 113 Calculus II 4
Ph 112 Physics I (Mechanics) 4
HSS 2 HSS: Texts and Contexts 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 18.5

 

Sophomore Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 240 Circuit Analysis 3
ECE 291 EE Sophomore Projects 1
Ma 223 Vector Calculus 2
Ma 240 Ord & Part Differential Eqns 3
Ph 213 Physics II (Electromagnetics) 4
Ph 291 Intro Physics Lab 1.5
HSS 3 The Making of Modern Society 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 17.5

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE 210 MATLAB Seminar: Signals and Systems 0
ECE 211 Signal Processing & Systems Analysis 3
ECE 241 Electronics I 3
ECE 251 Computer Architecture 3
Ma 224 Probability 2
Ph 214 Physics III: Modern Physics 3
HSS 4 The Modern Context: Figures and Topics 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 17

 

Junior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 300 Communication Theory 3
ECE 310 Digital Signal Processing 3
ECE311 Hardware Design 3
ECE 342 Electronics II 3
ECE 393 Electrical & Computer Engineering Projects I 1.5
Ma 326 Linear Algebra 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 18

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE302 Prob Models & Stoch Proc 3
ECE303 Communication Networks 3
ECE335 Engineering Electromag 4
ECE345 Integrated Circuit Eng 3
ECE394 EE Junior Projects II 3
Hum/SS Hum/Soc Sci elective 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 19

 

Senior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 395 Electrical & Computer Engineering Projects III 3
Eng/Sci/Math electives 6
Hum/SS Hum/Soc Sci elective 3
Non-technical elective 3
Additional electives for Integrated Masters* 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 15 / 18*

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE 396 Electrical & Computer Engineering Projects IV 3
Eng/Sci/Math electives 8
Non-technical elective 3
Additional electives for Integrated Masters* 6
   
Total Credits Spring Semester  14 / 20*
Total credits required for Bachelor's degree 135

 

* Master's (fifth year) Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 499 Thesis 3
Electives 9
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 12

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE 499 Thesis 3
Electives 6
   
Total Credits Spring Semester  9
Total credits required for Masters degree 165

 

Computer Engineering Track in Electrical Engineering

Freshman Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
Ch 110 General Chemistry 3
EID 101 Engineering Design 3
EID 102 Engineering Graphics 1
Ma 110 Intro Linear Algebra 2
Ma 111 Calculus I 4
HSS 1 HSS: Freshman Seminar 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 16

 

Spring Semester:  
Ch 111 Chemistry Laboratory 1.5
ECE 150 Digital Logic Design 3
ECE 160 Programming for Electrical Eng 3
Ma 113 Calculus II 4
Ph 112 Physics I (Mechanics) 4
HSS 2 HSS: Texts and Contexts 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 18.5

 

Sophomore Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 240 Circuit Analysis 3
ECE 291 EE Sophomore Projects 1
Ma 223 Vector Calculus 2
Ma 240 Ord & Part Differential Eqns 3
Ph 213 Physics II (Electromagnetics) 4
Ph 291 Intro Physics Lab 1.5
HSS 3 The Making of Modern Society 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 17.5

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE 210 MATLAB Seminar: Signals and Systems 0
ECE 211 Signal Processing & Systems Analysis 3
ECE 241 Electronics I 3
ECE 251 Computer Architecture 3
ECE 264 Data Structures & Algorithms I 2
Ma 224 Probability 2
Ph 214 Physics III: Modern Physics 3
HSS 4 The Modern Context: Figures and Topics 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 19

 

Junior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 300 Communication Theory 3
ECE 310 Digital Signal Processing 3
ECE 342 Electronics II 4
ECE 357 Operating Systems 3
ECE 365 Data Structures & Algorithms II 2
ECE 393 EE Junior Projects I 2
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 17

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE302 Prob Models & Stoch Proc 3
ECE303 Communication Networks 3
ECE 366 Software Engineering 4
ECE 394 EE Junior Projects II 3
Ma 352 Discrete Math 3
Hum/SS Hum/Soc Sci elective 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 18

 

Senior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 395 Electrical & Computer Engineering Projects III 3
Eng/Sci/Math electives 6
Hum/SS Hum/Soc Sci elective 3
Non-technical elective 3
Additional electives for Integrated Masters* 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 15 / 18*

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE 396 Electrical & Computer Engineering Projects IV 3
Eng/Sci/Math electives 8
Non-technical elective 3
Additional electives for Integrated Masters* 6
   
Total Credits Spring Semester  14 / 20*
Total credits required for Bachelor's degree 135

 

* Master's (fifth year) Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ECE 499 Thesis 3
Electives 9
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 12

 

Spring Semester:  
ECE 499 Thesis 3
Electives 6
   
Total Credits Spring Semester  9
Total credits required for Masters degree 165

 

 


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