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    Oct 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate 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 from areas including 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 (, (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 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 OPSM 3830  and MGMT 3850 .


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

Foundation courses

EENG foundation courses include EENG 1910 , EENG 2610 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 ,  PHYS 1710 , PHYS 1730 , ENGL 1310  or TECM 1700 , and TECM 2700 .

Successful completion of foundation courses is based on achieving a C or higher in each course.

Major transfer policy

Students enrolled at UNT can transfer into Electrical Engineering if they have completed the following courses with a C or better and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  The courses are: EENG 1910 , ENGL 1310  or TECM 1700 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , PHYS 1710 , PHYS 1730 , TECM 2700 .

Department policies

Policy on Academic Performance, Progression, and Dismissal in the College of Engineering

Students in the College of Engineering will conduct themselves in a professional manner in their interaction with their peers, faculty, staff and the community in general. A student may be dismissed from the college for inappropriate conduct (please refer to the Code of Student Conduct).

Each semester, students are required to take engineering foundation courses and/or prerequisites to the engineering foundation courses until all foundation courses are successfully completed. Successful completion for all engineering foundation courses is a C or better in each course.

Successful completion of the foundation courses is required for enrollment in all 3000 and 4000 level courses.

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses required in a student’s major for degree completion. Courses include, but are not limited to, engineering, computing, mathematics, laboratory sciences, supporting area, technical elective, technical option, energy elective, and specialization courses.

A student must maintain good academic standing within the university. Please see “Academic status” and “Regulations governing students under academic suspension” in the Academics section of this catalog.”

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