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Electrical Engineering - BS


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College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • For more information about Electrical Engineering, see the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 5710: Introduction to Probability  

Pre-Professional Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing.*

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

2.8 GPA or higher in math, science, & engineering courses and ready to take 

MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  

*Minimum 2.5 High School GPA, 17 ACT and 90 Admission Index; must also be "calculus ready". That is, they must: (1) achieve a score of 27 or higher on the math ACT test;(2) complete MATH 1050 and 1060 or MATH 1210; or (3) achieve an AP score of at least 3 on the AB Calculus or BC Calculus test.  

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ECE 1400: Computer Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineers I  * 4     ECE 1410: Computer Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineers II  *  3    
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 Select a course from the list ECE 2700: Digital Circuits  * 4    
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  *    4  

Math Placement See
(will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  or Exploration requirement)

MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)  *
 
4   (will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  or Exploration requirement)
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3 Select a course from the list PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  * ^ 4    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Select a course from the list PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I  * ^
 
1    
Total Credits: 17   Total Credits: 16  
Comments

* Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Though not required, students are encouraged to take USU 1010: University Connections (1-3)  or  ENGR 1940: Women in Engineering Seminar (1)  . 

 

Comments

* Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

^ Students satisfying PHYS 2210  and /or PHYS 2220  with AP taken before Fall 2011 will not need PHYS 2215  and/or PHYS 2225 .

 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ECE 2250: Electrical Circuits 1  *
 
3     ECE 2290: Electrical Circuits 2  *
 
3    
MATH 2210: Multivariable Calculus (QI)  *
 
3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  *
 
3   See Engineering English   
MATH 2270: Linear Algebra (QI)  *
 
3   (will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement) MATH 2280: Ordinary Differential Equations (QI)  * 3   (will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement)
PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)  * ^
 
4   (will fulfill the Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  requirement) Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Select a course from the list
PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II  * ^
 
1     ECE 3700: Digital System Design   3    
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3 Select a course from the list      
Total Credits: 17   Total Credits: 15  
Comments

* Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

^ Students satisfying PHYS 2210  and /or PHYS 2220  with AP taken before Fall 2011 will not need PHYS 2215  and/or PHYS 2225  .

Comments

* Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Apply for admission to the Professional Program.

Professional Engineering Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

To be admitted to the professional program, students must:

- Have an institution GPA of 2.8 or higher in the pre-professional courses (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Pass all of the courses in the pre-professional program with a C- or better (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Have no more than 3 repeats total in the pre-professional courses. Multiple repeats of the same course and audits are included in the total of 3 repeats. Lab-only courses (e.g. PHYS 2215) are not counted in the total of 3 repeats.

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:


ECE 3620: Continuous-Time Systems and Signals  
3     ECE 3410: Microelectronics I 
 
4    
ECE 3710: Microcontroller Hardware and Software   4     ECE 3640: Discrete-Time Systems and Signals 
 
3    
ECE 3810: Engineering Professionalism 
 
1   Must have taken ENGR 3080  before or take concurrently. ECE 3870: Electromagnetics I 
 
4    
ENGR 3080: Technical Communication for Engineers (CI)   3   Must be taken before or concurrently with ECE 3810  
(will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI)  requirement)

Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  
3 Select a course from the list
MATH 5710: Introduction to Probability    3  

 

     
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  

2-3

Select a course from the list      
Total Credits: 16-17   Total Credits: 14  
Comments

Electrical Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Comments

Electrical Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ECE 4820: Engineering Design I 
 
1  
 
ECE 4840: Engineering Design II (CI) 
 
2    
ECE 4830: Engineering Communications I 
 
1     ECE 4850: Engineering Communications II (CI) 
 
1   (will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI)  requirement)
Electrical Engineering Elective   3   Electrical Engineering Elective   3-4  
Electrical Engineering Elective   3   Electrical Engineering Elective   3  
Electrical Engineering Elective   3   Electrical Engineering Elective   3  
Electrical Engineering Elective   3   Electrical Engineering Math/Science Elective   3  
Technical Electives   0-4        
Total Credits: 14-18   Total Credits: 15-16  
Comments

Electrical Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

 
Comments

Meet with your advisor to fill out your graduation application as soon as you have registered for your last semester.

Electrical Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

Total Program Credits: 125-126

Elective Courses


Math and Science Electives (select 3 credits)


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