Electrical Engineering, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Current Program Educational Objectives

Electrical Engineering is a multifaceted discipline that has produced an astounding progression of technological innovations related to energy and information that continues to shape virtually every aspect of modern life. Electrical engineers need a broad and solid foundation in mathematics and physics to support their education in the engineering principles of analysis, synthesis, design, implementation, and testing of the devices and systems that provide the bedrock of modern energy, communication, sensing, computing, medical, security, and defense infrastructures. Within each subdiscipline one can find application domains that strongly rely on hands-on experimental work or that are based on theoretical, mathematical, and computational approaches. The multidisciplinary nature of the electrical engineering education addresses the growing demand for the innovation and design of sensing, communication, computing, and decision-making systems of increasing complexity in consumer, defense, and medical applications.

The curriculum starts with a core of fundamental courses on circuits, electromagnetics, solid-state electronics, and computer systems, leading to a comprehensive array of specialized courses and laboratories in all the important areas of modern electrical engineering. 

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Technical GPA: 2.0

TGPA is required for ECE courses (except ECE 316). See Technical GPA to clarify requirements.

Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0

Minimum hours required for graduation: 128 hours

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. ECE 445 or combination of ECE 496 & ECE 499 satisfies a technical core requirement and the Campus General Education Advanced Composition requirement. 

Orientation and Professional Development

ENG 100Grainger Engineering Orientation Seminar (External transfer students take ENG 300 instead.)1
Total Hours1

Foundational Mathematics and Science

CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
MATH 221Calculus I (MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count towards degree.)4
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus III4
MATH 257Linear Algebra with Computational Applications3
or MATH 416 Abstract Linear Algebra
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
PHYS 213Univ Physics: Thermal Physics2
PHYS 214Univ Physics: Quantum Physics2
Total Hours33

Electrical Engineering Technical Core

ECE 110Introduction to Electronics3
ECE 120Introduction to Computing4
ECE 220Computer Systems & Programming4
ECE 210Analog Signal Processing4
ECE 313Probability with Engrg Applic (STAT 410 may be substituted.)3
ECE 329Fields and Waves I3
ECE 340Semiconductor Electronics3
ECE 385Digital Systems Laboratory3
ECE 445Senior Design Project Lab (Combination of ECE 496 and ECE 499 may be substituted.)4
Total Hours31

Technical Electives

From Departmentally Approved List of Technical Electives (below), to include: at least 6 hours of non-ECE electives, at least 21 hours of ECE electives, at least 3 Advanced Core Electives, at least 3 ECE Labs, where at least one must be a Hardware Lab.31
Non-ECE courses from list below:6
AE 202Aerospace Flight Mechanics3
AE 302Aerospace Flight Mechanics II3
AE 311Incompressible Flow3
AE 312Compressible Flow3
AE 321Mechs of Aerospace Structures3
AE 352Aerospace Dynamical Systems3
AE 353Aerospace Control Systems3
AE 402Orbital Mechanics3 or 4
AE 403Spacecraft Attitude Control3 or 4
AE 410Computational Aerodynamics3 or 4
AE 412Viscous Flow & Heat Transfer4
AE 416Applied Aerodynamics3 or 4
AE 419Aircraft Flight Mechanics3 or 4
AE 420Finite Element Analysis3 or 4
AE 428Mechanics of Composites3
AE 433Aerospace Propulsion3 or 4
AE 434Rocket Propulsion3 or 4
AE 435Electric Space Propulsion3 or 4
AE 451Aeroelasticity3 or 4
AE 460Aerodynamics & Propulsion Lab2
Ag and Bio Eng. - All 300 and 400 level courses except ABE 440. Except seminars and special topics courses, which may be reviewed in the Advising Office
ASTR 210Introduction to Astrophysics3
ASTR 310Computing in Astronomy3
ASTR 330Extraterrestrial Life3
ASTR 350The Big Bang, Black Holes, and the End of the Universe3
ASTR 404Stellar Astrophysics3
ASTR 405Planetary Systems3
ASTR 406Galaxies and the Universe3
ASTR 414Astronomical Techniques4
ASTR 450Astrochemistry4
ATMS 201General Physical Meteorology3
ATMS 301Atmospheric Thermodynamics3
ATMS 302Atmospheric Dynamics I3
ATMS 303Synoptic-Dynamic Wea Analysis4
ATMS 304Radiative Transfer-Remote Sens3
ATMS 305Computing and Data Analysis3
ATMS 404Risk Analysis in Earth Science3 or 4
ATMS 405Boundary Layer Processes4
ATMS 406Tropical Meteorology4
ATMS 410Radar Remote Sensing4
ATMS 411Satellite Remote Sensing4
ATMS 420Atmospheric Chemistry4
ATMS 421Earth Systems Modeling4
ATMS 447Climate Change Assessment3
ATMS 449Biogeochemical Cycles4
BIOC 406Gene Expression & Regulation3
BIOC 440Physical Chemistry Principles4
BIOC 446Physical Biochemistry3
BIOC 455Technqs Biochem & Biotech4
BIOE 201Conservation Principles Bioeng3
BIOE 202Cell & Tissue Engineering Lab2
BIOE 302Modeling Human Physiology3
BIOE 414Biomedical Instrumentation3
BIOE 415Biomedical Instrumentation Lab2
BIOE 461Cellular Biomechanics4
BIOE 467Biophotonics3
BIOE 476Tissue Engineering3
BIOE 480Magnetic Resonance Imaging3 or 4
BIOE 485Computational Mathematics for Machine Learning and Imaging4
Biophysics (BIOP): All 400 level courses except seminars and special topics courses, which may be reviewed in the Advising Office.
CHBE 221Principles of CHE3
CHBE 321Thermodynamics4
CHBE 421Momentum and Heat Transfer4
CHBE 422Mass Transfer Operations4
CHBE 424Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHBE 430Unit Operations Laboratory4
CHBE 431Process Design4
CHBE 440Process Control and Dynamics3
CHBE 451Transport Phenomena3
CHBE 452Chemical Kinetics & Catalysis3
CHBE 453Electrochemical Engineering2 or 3
CHBE 456Polymer Science & Engineering3
CHBE 457Microelectronics Processing3
CHBE 471Biochemical Engineering3 or 4
CHBE 472Techniques in Biomolecular Eng3 or 4
CHBE 473Biomolecular Engineering3 or 4
CHBE 474Metabolic Engineering3 or 4
CHEM 104General Chemistry II3
CHEM 105General Chemistry Lab II1
Chemistry (CHEM): All 200, 300 and 400 level except 397, 497, and 499. Exceptions also include seminars and special topics, which may be reviewed in the Advising Office.
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 410Railway Signaling & Control3 or 4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 430Ecological Quality Engineering2
CEE 447Atmospheric Chemistry4
CEE 491Decision and Risk Analysis3 or 4
CPSC 265Genetic Engineering Lab3
CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci (By Approval)3
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 242Programming Studio3
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
CS 410Text Information Systems3 or 4
CS 411Database Systems3 or 4
CS 412Introduction to Data Mining3 or 4
CS 413Intro to Combinatorics3 or 4
CS 414Multimedia Systems3 or 4
CS 416Data Visualization3 or 4
CS 418Interactive Computer Graphics3 or 4
CS 419Production Computer Graphics3 or 4
CS 420Parallel Progrmg: Sci & Engrg3 or 4
CS 421Programming Languages & Compilers3 or 4
CS 422Programming Language Design3 or 4
CS 423Operating Systems Design3 or 4
CS 424Real-Time Systems3 or 4
CS 425Distributed Systems3 or 4
CS 426Compiler Construction3 or 4
CS 427Software Engineering I3 or 4
CS 428Software Engineering II3 or 4
CS 429Software Engineering II, ACP3
CS 431Embedded Systems3 or 4
CS 433Computer System Organization3 or 4
CS 434Mobile Computing & Application3 or 4
CS 435Cloud Networking3 or 4
CS 436Computer Networking Laboratory3 or 4
CS 437Topics in Internet of Things3 or 4
CS 438Communication Networks3 or 4
CS 439Wireless Networks3 or 4
CS 440Artificial Intelligence3 or 4
CS 441Applied Machine Learning3 or 4
CS 444Deep Learning for Computer Vision3 or 4
CS 445Computational Photography3 or 4
CS 446Machine Learning3 or 4
CS 447Natural Language Processing3 or 4
CS 450Numerical Analysis3 or 4
CS 460Security Laboratory3 or 4
CS 461Computer Security I4
CS 463Computer Security II3 or 4
CS 465User Interface Design4
CS 466Introduction to Bioinformatics3 or 4
CS 467Social Visualization3 or 4
CS 473Algorithms4
CS 475Formal Models of Computation3 or 4
CS 476Program Verification3 or 4
CS 477Formal Software Development Methods3 or 4
CS 481Advanced Topics in Stochastic Processes & Applications3 or 4
CS 484Parallel Programming3 or 4
CS 398Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
CS 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
ECE 297Individual Study1
ECE 304Photonic Devices3
ECE 307Techniques for Engrg Decisions3
ECE 310Digital Signal Processing3
ECE 311Digital Signal Processing Lab1
ECE 314Probability in Engineering Lab1
ECE 330Power Ckts & Electromechanics3
ECE 333Green Electric Energy3
ECE 342Electronic Circuits3
ECE 343Electronic Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 350Fields and Waves II3
ECE 365Data Science and Engineering3
ECE 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
ECE 380Biomedical Imaging3
ECE 391Computer Systems Engineering4
ECE 395Advanced Digital Projects Lab2 or 3
ECE 396Honors Project1 to 4
ECE 397Individual Study in ECE0 to 4
ECE 402Electronic Music Synthesis3
ECE 403Audio Engineering3
ECE 407Cryptography3 or 4
ECE 408Applied Parallel Programming4
ECE 411Computer Organization & Design4
ECE 412Microcomputer Laboratory3
ECE 414Biomedical Instrumentation3
ECE 415Biomedical Instrumentation Lab2
ECE 416Biosensors3
ECE 417Multimedia Signal Processing4
ECE 418Image & Video Processing4
ECE 419Security Laboratory3 or 4
ECE 420Embedded DSP Laboratory2
ECE 422Computer Security I4
ECE 424Computer Security II3 or 4
ECE 425Intro to VLSI System Design3
ECE 428Distributed Systems3 or 4
ECE 431Electric Machinery4
ECE 432Advanced Electric Machinery3
ECE 435Computer Networking Laboratory3 or 4
ECE 437Sensors and Instrumentation3
ECE 438Communication Networks3 or 4
ECE 439Wireless Networks3 or 4
ECE 441Physcs & Modeling Semicond Dev3
ECE 442Silicon Photonics3 or 4
ECE 443LEDs and Solar Cells4
ECE 444IC Device Theory & Fabrication4
ECE 446Principles of Experimental Research in Electrical Engineering4
ECE 447Active Microwave Ckt Design3
ECE 448Artificial Intelligence3 or 4
ECE 451Adv Microwave Measurements3
ECE 452Electromagnetic Fields3
ECE 453Wireless Communication Systems4
ECE 454Antennas3
ECE 455Optical Electronics3 or 4
ECE 456Global Nav Satellite Systems4
ECE 457Microwave Devices & Circuits3
ECE 458Applic of Radio Wave Propag3
ECE 459Communications Systems3
ECE 460Optical Imaging4
ECE 461Digital Communications3
ECE 462Logic Synthesis3
ECE 463Digital Communications Lab2
ECE 464Power Electronics3
ECE 465Optical Communications Systems3
ECE 466Optical Communications Lab1
ECE 467Biophotonics3
ECE 468Optical Remote Sensing3
ECE 469Power Electronics Laboratory2
ECE 470Introduction to Robotics4
ECE 472Biomedical Ultrasound Imaging3
ECE 473Fund of Engrg Acoustics3 or 4
ECE 476Power System Analysis3
ECE 478Formal Software Development Methods3 or 4
ECE 479IoT and Cognitive Computing4
ECE 480Magnetic Resonance Imaging3 or 4
ECE 481Nanotechnology4
ECE 482Digital IC Design3
ECE 483Analog IC Design3
ECE 484Principles of Safe Autonomy4
ECE 485MEMS Devices & Systems3
ECE 486Control Systems4
ECE 487Intro Quantum Electr for EEs3
ECE 488Compound Semicond & Devices3
ECE 489Robot Dynamics and Control4
ECE 490Introduction to Optimization3 or 4
ECE 491Numerical Analysis3 or 4
ECE 492Parallel Progrmg: Sci & Engrg3 or 4
ECE 493Advanced Engineering Math3 or 4
ECE 495Photonic Device Laboratory3
ECE 298Special Topics (As approved)1 to 4
ECE 398Special Topics in ECE (As approved)0 to 4
ECE 498Special Topics in ECE (As approved)0 to 4
ENG 491Interdisciplinary Design Proj (CubeSat, Solar Decathlon, Formula SAE, Baja SAE, or by Approval.)1 to 4
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
GEOL 208History of the Earth System4
GEOL 333Earth Materials and the Env4
GEOL 380Environmental Geology4
GEOL 411Structural Geol and Tectonics4
GEOL 417Geol Field Methods, Western US6
GEOL 432Mineralogy and Mineral Optics4
GEOL 436Petrology and Petrography4
GEOL 440Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
GEOL 450Investigating the Earth’s Interior3
GEOL 452Introduction to Geophysics4
GEOL 460Geochemistry3
IE 310Deterministic Models in Optimization3
IE 330Industrial Quality Control3
IE 360Facilities Planning and Design3
IE 361Production Planning & Control3
IE 400Design & Anlys of Experiments3 or 4
IE 410Advanced Topics in Stochastic Processes & Applications3 or 4
IE 411Optimization of Large Systems3 or 4
IE 412OR Models for Mfg Systems3 or 4
IE 413Simulation3 or 4
IE 420Financial Engineering3 or 4
IE 430Economic Found of Quality Syst3 or 4
IE 431Design for Six Sigma3
IB 150Organismal & Evolutionary Biol4
IB 202Physiology3 or 4
IB 203Ecology4
IB 204Genetics3 or 4
IB 302Evolution4
IB 335Plant Systematics4
IB 348Fish and Wildlife Ecology3
IB 368Vertebrate Natural History4
IB 401Introduction to Entomology3 or 4
IB 405Evolution of Traits and Genomes3
IB 420Plant Physiology3
IB 421Photosynthesis3
IB 426Env and Evol Physl of Animals3
IB 427Insect Physiology4
IB 431Behavioral Ecology3
IB 432Genes and Behavior3
IB 440Plants and Global Change3
IB 443Evolutionary Ecology3
IB 444Insect Ecology3 or 4
IB 451Conservation Biology4
IB 452Ecosystem Ecology3
IB 453Community Ecology3
IB 461Ornithology4
IB 462Mammalogy4
IB 463Ichthyology4
IB 464Herpetology4
IB 467Principles of Systematics4
IB 468Insect Classification and Evol4
IB 471Fungal Diversity and Ecology4
IB 472Plant Molecular Biology1
IB 473Plant Genomics1
IB 481Vector-borne Diseases4
IB 482Insect Pest Management3
IB 483Insect Pathology3
IB 485Environ Toxicology & Health3
IB 486Pesticide Toxicology3 or 4
LING 300Anat & Physiol Spch Mechanism4
LING 406Introduction to Computational Linguistics3 or 4
LING 407Logic and Linguistic Analysis3 or 4
LING 427Language and the Brain3 or 4
MSE 280Engineering Materials3
Material Science and Eng. (MSE): All 300 and 400 level courses except 304, 460, and 461. Exceptions of seminar and special topics courses can be reviewed in the Advising Office.
MATH 213Basic Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 347Fundamental Mathematics3
MATH 348Fundamental Mathematics-ACP4
MATH 357Numerical Methods I3
MATH 402Non Euclidean Geometry3 or 4
MATH 403Euclidean Geometry3 or 4
MATH 412Graph Theory3 or 4
MATH 413Intro to Combinatorics3 or 4
MATH 414Mathematical Logic3 or 4
MATH 417Intro to Abstract Algebra3 or 4
MATH 418Intro to Abstract Algebra II3 or 4
MATH 423Differential Geometry3 or 4
MATH 424Honors Real Analysis3
MATH 425Honors Advanced Analysis3
MATH 427Honors Abstract Algebra3
MATH 428Honors Topics in Mathematics3
MATH 432Set Theory and Topology3 or 4
MATH 442Intro Partial Diff Equations3 or 4
MATH 444Elementary Real Analysis3 or 4
MATH 446Applied Complex Variables3 or 4
MATH 447Real Variables3 or 4
MATH 448Complex Variables3 or 4
MATH 450Numerical Analysis3 or 4
MATH 453Number Theory3 or 4
MATH 473Algorithms4
MATH 475Formal Models of Computation3 or 4
MATH 481Vector and Tensor Analysis3 or 4
MATH 482Linear Programming3 or 4
MATH 484Nonlinear Programming3 or 4
MATH 487Advanced Engineering Math3 or 4
MATH 489Dynamics & Differential Eqns3 or 4
MCB 150Molec & Cellular Basis of Life4
MCB 250Molecular Genetics3
MCB 251Exp Techniqs in Molecular Biol2
MCB 252Cells, Tissues & Development3
MCB 253Exp Techniqs in Cellular Biol2
MCB 300Microbiology3
MCB 301Experimental Microbiology3
MCB 314Introduction to Neurobiology3
MCB 316Genetics and Disease4
MCB 354Biochem & Phys Basis of Life3
MCB 400Cancer Cell Biology3
MCB 401Cellular Physiology3
MCB 402Sys & Integrative Physiology3
MCB 403Cell & Membrane Physiology Lab1 or 2
MCB 404Sys & Integrative Physiol Lab1 to 2
MCB 406Gene Expression & Regulation3
MCB 408Immunology3
MCB 410Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine3
MCB 413Endocrinology3
MCB 419Brain, Behavior & Info Process3
MCB 421Microbial Genetics3
MCB 424Microbial Biochemistry3
MCB 426Bacterial Pathogenesis3
MCB 430Molecular Microbiology3
MCB 431Microbial Physiology3
MCB 433Virology & Viral Pathogenesis3
MCB 435Evolution of Infectious Disease3
MCB 446Physical Biochemistry3
MCB 480Eukaryotic Cell Signaling3
ME 200Thermodynamics3
ME 310Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics4
ME 320Heat Transfer4
ME 330Engineering Materials4
ME 340Dynamics of Mechanical Systems3.5
ME 370Mechanical Design I3
ME 371Mechanical Design II3
ME 400Energy Conversion Systems3 or 4
ME 401Refrigeration and Cryogenics3 or 4
ME 402Design of Thermal Systems3 or 4
ME 403Internal Combustion Engines3 or 4
ME 404Intermediate Thermodynamics4
ME 410Intermediate Gas Dynamics3 or 4
ME 411Viscous Flow & Heat Transfer4
ME 412Numerical Thermo-Fluid Mechs2 to 4
ME 420Intermediate Heat Transfer4
ME 430Failure of Engrg Materials3 or 4
ME 431Mechanical Component Failure3 or 4
ME 440Kinem & Dynamics of Mech Syst3 or 4
ME 445Introduction to Robotics4
ME 451Computer-Aided Mfg Systems3 or 4
ME 452Num Control of Mfg Processes3 or 4
ME 460Industrial Control Systems4
ME 461Computer Cntrl of Mech Systems3 or 4
ME 471Finite Element Analysis3 or 4
ME 472Introduction to Tribology3 or 4
ME 485MEMS Devices & Systems3
ME 487MEMS-NEMS Theory & Fabrication4
MUS 407Elect Music Techniques I3
MUS 409Elec Music Techniques II2
NEUR 453Cog Neuroscience of Vision3 or 4
NPRE 201Energy Systems2 or 3
NPRE 247Modeling Nuclear Energy System3
NPRE 330Materials in Nuclear Engineering3
NPRE 402Nuclear Power Engineering3 or 4
NPRE 412Nuclear Power Econ & Fuel Mgmt3 or 4
NPRE 421Plasma and Fusion Science3
NPRE 423Plasma Laboratory2
NPRE 429Plasma Engineering3
NPRE 435Radiological Imaging3
NPRE 432Nuclear Engrg Materials Lab2
NPRE 441Radiation Protection4
NPRE 442Radioactive Waste Management3
NPRE 444
NPRE 446Radiation Interact w/Matter I3
NPRE 447Radiation Interact w/Matter II3
NPRE 448Nuclear Syst Engrg & Design4
NPRE 451NPRE Laboratory3
NPRE 455Neutron Diffusion & Transport4
NPRE 457Safety Anlys Nucl Reactor Syst3 or 4
NPRE 458Design in NPRE4
NPRE 470Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Sources3
NPRE 475Wind Power Systems3 or 4
PHYS 225Relativity & Math Applications2
PHYS 325Classical Mechanics I3
PHYS 326Classical Mechanics II3
PHYS 401Classical Physics Lab3
PHYS 402Light3 or 4
PHYS 403Modern Experimental Physics4 or 5
PHYS 406Acoustical Physics of Music4
PHYS 419Space, Time, and Matter-ACP3 or 4
PHYS 420Space, Time, and Matter2
PHYS 427Thermal & Statistical Physics4
PHYS 460Condensed Matter Physics4
PHYS 466Atomic Scale Simulations3 or 4
PHYS 470Subatomic Physics4
PHYS 485Atomic Phys & Quantum Theory3
PHYS 486Quantum Physics I4
PHYS 487Quantum Physics II4
PSYC 204Intro to Brain and Cognition3
SHS 200General Phonetics3
SHS 240Intro Sound & Hearing Science3
SHS 300Anat & Physiol Spch Mechanism4
SHS 301General Speech Science4
SHS 320Development of Spoken Language3
SHS 450Intro Audiol & Hear Disorders4
SHS 470Neural Bases Spch Lang4
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4
STAT 424Analysis of Variance3 or 4
STAT 425Statistical Modeling I3 or 4
STAT 428Statistical Computing3 or 4
STAT 429Time Series Analysis3 or 4
STAT 440Statistical Data Management3 or 4
SE 411Reliability Engineering3 or 4
SE 420Digital Control Systems4
SE 423Mechatronics3
SE 424State Space Design for Control3
TAM 211Statics3
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics3
TAM 251Introductory Solid Mechanics3
TAM 324Behavior of Materials4
TAM 335Introductory Fluid Mechanics4
TAM 412Intermediate Dynamics4
TAM 435Intermediate Fluid Mechanics4
TAM 445Continuum Mechanics4
TAM 451Intermediate Solid Mechanics4
Select three courses from the following list of Advanced Core ECE electives.
ECE 391Computer Systems Engineering4
or CS 225 Data Structures
ECE 310Digital Signal Processing3
ECE 330Power Ckts & Electromechanics3
ECE 342Electronic Circuits3
ECE 350Fields and Waves II3
Select three courses from the following list of ECE labs. At least one must be a Hardware Lab.
Hardware Labs:
ECE 343Electronic Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 391Computer Systems Engineering4
ECE 395Advanced Digital Projects Lab2 or 3
ECE 402Electronic Music Synthesis3
ECE 415Biomedical Instrumentation Lab2
ECE 420Embedded DSP Laboratory2
ECE 431Electric Machinery4
CS 436Computer Networking Laboratory3 or 4
ECE 437Sensors and Instrumentation3
ECE 438Communication Networks3 or 4
ECE 439Wireless Networks3 or 4
ECE 443LEDs and Solar Cells4
ECE 444IC Device Theory & Fabrication4
ECE 446Principles of Experimental Research in Electrical Engineering4
ECE 447Active Microwave Ckt Design3
ECE 451Adv Microwave Measurements3
ECE 453Wireless Communication Systems4
ECE 456Global Nav Satellite Systems4
ECE 460Optical Imaging4
ECE 463Digital Communications Lab2
ECE 466Optical Communications Lab1
ECE 468Optical Remote Sensing3
ECE 469Power Electronics Laboratory2
ECE 470Introduction to Robotics4
ECE 481Nanotechnology4
ECE 486Control Systems4
ECE 489Robot Dynamics and Control4
ECE 495Photonic Device Laboratory3
Software Labs:
ECE 311Digital Signal Processing Lab1
ECE 314Probability in Engineering Lab1
ECE 365Data Science and Engineering3
ECE 411Computer Organization & Design4
ECE 484Principles of Safe Autonomy4

Free Electives

Additional course work, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.16
Total Hours of Curriculum to Graduate128

For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Sample Sequence

The curriculum sequence below is a sample sequence, as all Grainger Engineering students work with a department academic advisor to achieve their educational goals, specific to their needs and preparation. The curriculum sequence can also be viewed via dynamic and static curricular maps, which include prerequisite sequencing.

General Education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. ECE 445 or combination of ECE 496 & ECE 499 satisfies a technical core requirement and the Campus General Education Advanced Composition requirement.

Free Electives: Additional course work, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECE 1103ECE 1204
MATH 221 (MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count towards degree.)4MATH 2313
CHEM 1023PHYS 2114
CHEM 1031Free Elective3
RHET 105 (if UIN is even) or General Education Elective (if UIN is odd)4-3General Education Elective (if UIN is even) or RHET 105 (if UIN is odd)3-4
ENG 100 (External transfer students take ENG 300.)1 
 16-15 17-18
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECE 2204ECE 2104
MATH 2414MATH 2853
PHYS 2124PHYS 2132
MATH 2573PHYS 2142
General Education Elective3Free Elective3
 18 14
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECE 3293ECE 313 (STAT 410 may be substituted)3
ECE 3853ECE 3403
Technical Elective3Technical elective3
Technical Elective4Technical elective4
General Education Elective3Free elective3
 16 16
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Technical Elective3ECE 445 (Combination of ECE 496 and ECE 499 may be substituted.)4
Technical Elective3Technical Elective3
Technical Elective4Technical Elective4
Free Elective3Free Elective4
General Education Elective3 
 16 15
Total Hours 128