Electrical Engineering

Degree Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)

Nature of Program

Electrical engineering is one of the most dynamic fields of engineering today. New technologies are under constant development and new industries are emerging as a result of the efforts of electrical engineers.

The Electrical Engineering curriculum provides a well-rounded education to meet the needs and challenges of our modern society. The student will receive a solid background in mathematics and science, as well as, a strong foundation in the major areas of electrical engineering (circuits and systems, computers, electronics, electromagnetic fields, controls, communications, electric machinery and power) supported by practical-oriented laboratory assignments. The student can pursue special areas of interest through several elective courses. The student will be well prepared to be successful in the workforce and be productive.

One of the key features of engineering that sets it apart from other disciplines is design. Design is the creative process of putting ideas, components, and systems together to develop solutions to problems and needs. The curriculum encourages design-oriented thinking at a fundamental level and culminates in the capstone senior design course sequence in which many factors such as technical, economic, environmental, ethical and legal, health and safety, manufacturability, political, social, sustainability, and realistic standards are considered.

The ability of the engineer to communicate in writing and speech is very important as the modern engineer is expected to express technical concepts and defend technical decisions in front of non-technical people. Therefore, courses in English, social science, and the humanities are vital in the Electrical Engineering curriculum.

Educational Objectives

After graduation, students will accomplish one or more of the following objectives:

  • Professional Practice: Electrical engineering graduates will be successful in professional practice in engineering.
  • Post-graduate Education: Electrical engineering graduates will be successful in pursuing advanced education.
  • Advancement: Electrical engineering graduates will successfully advance in their careers.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Curriculum Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all CHEM, ENGR, CS, CPE, EE, MATH, PHYS, ENGL 305, and all technicall elective courses.
GEF Elective Requirements (5, 6, and 7)9
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (GEF 1)
6
ENGL 305Technical Writing3
MATH 155Calculus 1 (GEF 3)4
MATH 156Calculus 24
MATH 251Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 261Elementary Differential Equations4
MATH 441Applied Linear Algebra3
MATH 448Probability and Statistics3
CHEM 115Fundamentals of Chemistry (GEF 8)4
PHYS 111General Physics (GEF 8)4
PHYS 112General Physics (GEF 8)4
WVUE 191First Year Seminar1
CPE 271
CPE 272
Introduction to Digital Logic Design
and Digital Logic Laboratory
4
CPE 310
CPE 311
Microprocessor Systems
and Microprocessor Laboratory
4
CS 112Computer Science - Engineers 13
ECON 401Managerial Economics (GEF 4)3
ENGR 101Engineering Problem Solving 12
EE 200Software Tools2
EE 221
EE 222
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
and Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory
4
EE 223
EE 224
Electrical Circuits
and Electrical Circuits Laboratory
4
EE 311Junior Instrumentation Lab1
EE 327Signals and Systems 13
EE 329Signals and Systems 23
EE 335
EE 336
Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Systems
and Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Systems Lab
4
EE 345Engineering Electromagnetics3
EE 355
EE 356
Analog Electronics
and Analog Electronics Laboratory
4
EE 411Fundamentals of Control Systems3
EE 412Automatic Control Lab1
EE 436Power Systems Analysis3
EE 461Introduction to Communications Systems3
EE 480Senior Design Seminar3
EE 481Senior Design Project3
EE 400Community Service0
EE/CPE Electives (Select two of the following):6
Embedded Systems
Introduction to Digital Computer Architecture
Introduction to Microelectronics Circuits
VLSI Design
Wireless Networking
Special Topics
Protective Relaying
Introduction to Digital Control
Introduction to Robotics
Electrical Power Distribution Systems
Alternative Energy Resources
Introduction to Power Electronics
Fiber Optics Communications
Introduction to Antennas
Network Synthesis
RF Design
Digital Signal Processing Fundamentals
Special Topics
Technical Electives (See approved list)6
Total Hours125

Technical Electives

BIOL 230Human Anatomy and Physiology 14
BIOL 231Human Anatomy and Physiology 24
BIOL 233Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 240Microbiology4
BIOL 303Genetics4
CHEM 215Introductory Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 233Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 235Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
CS 201Data Structures3
CS 221Analysis of Algorithms3
CS 222Intro Software Engineering3
CS 264Data Base Management3
CS 310Principles of Programming Languages3
CS 321Introduction to Networking3
CS 324Database Management3
CS 350Computer System Concepts3
CS 410Compiler Construction3
CS 450Operating Systems Structure3
CS 454Cryptology3
CS 456Digital Image Processing3
CS 465Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CS 470Introduction to Computer Graphics3
CS 472Artificial Intelligence3
CS 475Game Development3
MATH 341Introduction to Algebraic Structures3
MATH 378Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 381Introduction to Analysis and Topology3
MATH 420Numerical Analysis 13
MATH 441Applied Linear Algebra3
MATH 448Probability and Statistics3
MATH 451Introduction to Real Analysis 13
MATH 452Introduction to Real Analysis 23
MATH 456Complex Variables3
MAE 241Statics3
MAE 242Dynamics3
MAE 243Mechanics of Materials3
MAE 320Thermodynamics3
MAE 321Applied Thermodynamics3
MAE 331Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 407Power Plant Engineering3
PHYS 314Introductory Modern Physics4
Any CPE (Computer Engineering) Course
Any EE (Electrical Engineering) Course

Business Technical Electives

No more than one course (3 credits) can be used from this list.
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting3
BCOR 350Principles of Marketing3
BCOR 360Supply Chain Management3
BCOR 370Managing Individuals and Teams3
ENTR 201Business Planning3
FIN 310Investments3
FIN 321Personal Finance3
FIN 325Financial Management 13
FIN 326Financial Management 23
FIN 480International Finance3
MANG 310Management of Small Business3
MANG 350Leadership In Business3
MANG 422The Individual and the Organization3
MKTG 315Buyer Behavior3
MKTG 325Marketing Research3
MKTG 485Global Marketing3

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3
MATH 155 (GEF 3)4MATH 156 (GEF 8)4
CHEM 115 (GEF 8)4ENGR 1012
CS 1123GEF 53
WVUE 1911GEF 63
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 2514MATH 2614
PHYS 111 (GEF 2)4PHYS 112 (GEF 8)4
EE 2002EE 223
EE 224
4
EE 221
EE 222
4CPE 271
CPE 272
4
GEF 73 
 17 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 4483ENGL 3053
CPE 310
CPE 311
4MATH 4413
EE 3273EE 3111
EE 3453EE 3293
EE 355
EE 356
4EE 335
EE 336
4
 17 14
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EE 411
EE 412
4ECON 4013
EE 4363EE 4000
EE 4613EE 4813
EE 4803EE/CPE Elective3
EE/CPE Elective3Technical Elective3
 Technical Elective3
 16 15
Total credit hours: 125

Major Learning Goals

ELECTRICAL Engineering

  • Engineering Science: Students will attain an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Engineering Experimentation: Students will attain an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Engineering Design: Students will attain an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Teamwork: Students will attain an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Problem Solving: Students will attain an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Engineering Ethics: Students will attain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Effective Communication: Students will attain an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Impact of Engineering: Students will attain the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Life-long Learning: Students will attain a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Contemporary Issues: Students will attain a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Modern Tools: Students will attain an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Faculty

Professor

  • Asad Davari - PhD

Associate professor

  • Mingyu Lu - PhD

Assistant professors

  • Yadi Eslami - PhD
  • Kenan Hatipoglu - PhD
  • Houbing Song - PhD

Chair

  • Stephen Goodman - PhD

Administration

Program Assistant II

  • Naomi Bowles - BA