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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Electrical Engineering

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Main Departmental Office
Discovery Park, Room B270

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310470
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-891-6881

Web site: www.ee.unt.edu

Murali Varanasi, Chair



The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Texas provides an innovative program in electrical engineering, combining cognitive skills, industry-university joint projects and business skills with courses that form the foundation of electrical engineering discipline. Combining theory and practice, the curriculum is designed to serve the citizens and industries in Texas, particularly the North Texas region, and the nation.

The department is housed in a new facility designed to promote intellectual and scholarly endeavors of faculty and students. The department currently offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree. There are currently 13 faculty members, and the department is actively recruiting several additional outstanding faculty. Research interests of the faculty include digital signal processing; image processing; pattern recognition; wireless sensor networks; systems and control; analog, RF and mixed signal design; VLSI design; wireless communication.

The department received support from the National Science Foundation to offer an “Innovative Design- and Project-Oriented Electrical Engineering Program” under the Department-Level Reform initiative.

Electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-347-7700).


Consistent with the mission of the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering is committed to innovation and excellence in teaching, research and service. The mission of the department is to:

  • provide high quality innovative educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • prepare graduates for the high technology field by promoting lifelong learning, ethical standards and leadership qualities;
  • pursue excellence in scholarly research at the frontiers of electrical engineering; and
  • commit our faculty expertise and our modern facilities to the service of the industry, the profession, and other constituents in North Texas, the state and the nation.

Our strategy to introduce innovations in undergraduate education is based on the following major features:

  • partnership between industry and the university,
  • focus on active learning and “learning to learn,” and
  • emphasis on teams and laboratory activities applied to real-world problems and introduction of business practices and concepts at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be productive in the professional practice of electrical engineering and related fields. They will obtain employment appropriate to their background, interests and education and will advance in their careers.
  2. Graduates will engage in life-long learning demonstrated by advanced education/degrees, professional development activities, and/or other career appropriate options.
  3. Graduates employed within engineering fields will demonstrate technical competence in identifying, formulating, analyzing, and creating engineering solutions.

Our innovative bachelor’s program is designed to satisfy the ABET criteria for accreditation of engineering programs.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science with a major in electrical engineering, students are enabled to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, engineering and science.
  2. Design and conduct experiments to verify and validate the design projects they develop and analyze and interpret data.
  3. Develop project-based learning skills through design and implementation of a system, component or process that meets the needs within realistic constraints.
  4. Function in multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Communicate effectively.
  8. Achieve broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. Understand learning processes and concepts of learning to learn, and engage in lifelong learning.
  10. Achieve knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Use techniques, skills and computer-based tools for conducting experiments and carrying out designs.
  12. Develop an appreciation for principles of business practices and entrepreneurship.

We ensure that our undergraduate courses satisfy one or more of the above outcomes in addition to enriching our students’ educational experience at UNT.

In order to accomplish the objectives in pursuing excellence in scholarly and applied research, the faculty of the department is committed to:

  • establishing high standards for research and scholarship,
  • fostering excellence and diversity in research,
  • creating an inspiring academic environment for the students through integration of research and education, and
  • serving the society and the profession through technological advances in basic and applied research.

Programs of Study

The department currently offers an undergraduate program in the following area:

Graduate Degrees

The department currently offers a graduate program in the following area:

  • Master of Science with a major in electrical engineering.

For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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