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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, BS

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The Bachelor of Science with a major in electrical engineering program provides an innovative and project-oriented curriculum that incorporates the best practices of a real-world engineering education as you study electronics, control systems, communication systems, computer systems, very large-scale integration design, electromagnetics and signal processing.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in electrical engineering is an innovative undergraduate program designed to combine the best practices in electrical engineering education. This design- and project-oriented program integrates concepts, analysis, design and development of state-of-the-art electrical and electronic systems. Through course work, students have “learning-to-learn” experiences and work on hands-on design projects every semester. This active learning experience emphasizes knowledge and skills so that students can solve real-world electrical engineering problems. The one-year sequence of business and marketing courses encourages students to develop a global markets outlook.

The courses in the program are designed to cover both the breadth and depth of electrical engineering. The breadth of the curriculum is provided through course work in circuits, signals and systems, logic design, electromagnetics, electronics, communications, and analog and digital design projects. The depth of the curriculum is provided through courses in electronics, computer organization, computer networks, VLSI design, and advanced elective courses. Project courses in digital signal processing and communication system design provide additional depth. The design projects are integrated into the course work so that students can learn to solve practical engineering problems in a creative and relevant setting. In addition, project courses ensure that students have an opportunity to solve multidisciplinary engineering problems by working in teams and to develop effective oral and written communication skills.

The program also puts a strong emphasis on studies in art, business, management, humanities, physics and chemistry, social sciences, professionalism and engineering ethics, which fulfill objectives appropriate to the electrical engineering profession.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (, (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-347-7700).

Degree requirements


Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced courses, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “General University Requirements and the University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and in the College of Engineering  section of this catalog.

Major requirements

A minimum of 36 semester hours, including:

Business courses


A minor in business foundations; optional if the student elects to take

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Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Engineering.

Other requirements

A grade point average of at least 2.0 is required for all electrical engineering courses.

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