Electrical Engineering Curriculum

As an engineer, it's important to understand the impact of your work in a global, economic and environmental context. All of the engineering curriculum is designed to challenge you with real-world, open-ended engineering problems, and allow you to practice engineering in a supportive, inspiring environment. Download the printable electrical engineering curriculum (PDF). View and download the most recent academic course catalog.

Engineering Core Program Requirements (Lower Division)

The Engineering Core Program requirements are a common core of classes that all engineering students must take, which allows you up to two years to decide which field of engineering is best for you.

First Year

Semester I Semester II
MATH 150 - Calculus I (4) MATH 151 - Calculus II (4)
ENGR 101 - Intro to Engineering (3) PHYS 270- Mechanics (4)
CHEM 151 - Chemistry (4) ENGR 102 - Intro to Engr. Design Practice (3)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3)

Sophomore Year

Semester I Semester II
MATH 250 - Calculus III (4) MATH 310 - Applied Math for Sci & Engr I (3)
PHYS 271 - Electricity/Magnetism (4) PHYS 272 – Mod Physics (3) or MENG 260 (3)
ENGR 121 - Engineering Programming (3) ISYE 330 - Engineering Prob and stats (3)
MENG 210 - Mechanics (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3) ELEC 201 Electrical Circuits (4)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) COMM 203 - Public Speaking (3) or NAVS 201

Electrical Engineering Program Requirements (Upper Division)

Junior Year

Semester I Semester II
MATH 311 - Engr Math II (3) ISyE 220 / ECON 101 - Engr Economics (3)
ENGR 311 - Engineering Materials Science (3) ELEC 302 - Electronics II (4)
ELEC 340 - Embedded System Design (4) ELEC 340 - Digital Design (4)
ELEC 301 - Electronics I (4) ELEC 350 - Signals and Systems (3)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3)

Senior Year I

Semester I Semester II
ELEC 320 - Prin. Electric Power (3) ELEC 460 - Control Systems Engr. (4)
ELEC 470 - Communication Principle (4) ELEC 492 - EE Design & Practice II (3)
ELEC 430 - Applied Electromagnetics (4) ELEC Elective (3)
ELEC 491W - EE Design & Practice I (4) PHIL 342 - Engr. Ethics (3)
Core Curriculum Elective (3) Core Curriculum Elective (3)

Senior Year II

Semester I
ELEC Elective (3)
Core Curriculum Electives (12)

Engineering Professional Preparation Requirements

Each engineering major must develop knowledge and demonstrate abilities in economics, oral communication, and understanding the ethical context of engineering. Some of the following courses may also fulfill requirements within the University Core.

  • Communications – All engineering majors must complete public speaking (COMM 203) or, for those students who are enrolled in NROTC, ROTC, or Air Force ROTC programs, a selected approved military science course (NAVS 201, MILS 301, or AS 300A) that emphasizes oral communications skills.
  • Economics – All engineering majors must complete at least one economics (ECON) or engineering economics (ISYE 220) course.
  • Ethics – All engineering majors must complete a course related to the ethical context of technology in society. This requires either engineering ethics (PHIL 342), or computer ethics (PHIL 345), or selected pre-approved special topics in ethics of technology.

i COMP 150 can be substituted for ENGR 121

ii Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering majors may substitute ECON 101 for ISYE 220

iii ROTC students may make a designated substitution for COMM 203 from their military or naval science requirements