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Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, Electrical, B.E.E.


Minimum hours required for the degree: 128. This does not include credits earned in the Engineering Cooperative Education Program and Orientation.

Admission to major: Admission to the Fenn College of Engineering.

Hours required for minor: There is no authorized minor in the Electrical Engineering Program.

Evening Program: There is no evening program in Electrical Engineering, although some courses are offered in the evening.

Accelerated 5-Year Bachelor/Master Program: An accelerated program that enables students to earn a Bachelor of Electrical or Computer Engineering degree as well as a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 5 years.

Advising: All students are advised by the faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Student organizations: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Eta Kappa Nu - Honor Society for Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Additional information: Students in the Electrical Engineering Program choose areas of interest from technical electives in the senior year.

The Electrical Engineering Program is a program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Electrical engineering provides a variety of opportunities in work related to digital computers, electronics, control systems, communication systems, power electronics and systems, and other areas. The electrical engineering curriculum is intended to provide students with a background suitable for either industrial employment or advanced education at the graduate level. The program includes a spectrum of courses and considerable laboratory experience. In addition, depth in areas of specialization within electrical engineering is provided by several technical electives.

Program Objectives

The Electrical Engineering Program is designed to produce graduates who are able to

  1. practice electrical engineering in one or more of the following areas: communications computers,controls, power electronics, and power systems
  2. define and diagnose problems and provide and implement electrical engineering solutions in industry,business, and government
  3. observe engineering ethics in the practice of electrical engineering
  4. communicate effectively with technically diverse audiences
  5. collaborate with others as a member or as a leader in an engineering team
  6. develop their knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and keep current with advancements inelectrical engineering

Electrical Engineering students are limited to two grades of D in EEC courses. Technical electives must be chosen from the available EEC elective courses.

Program for Electrical Engineering

Total: 14-15 Credits

Total: 15-16 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 17 Credits

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

  • Core Elective I (4 credits)
  • Core Lab I (2 credits)
  • Core Elective II  (4 credits)
  • Core Lab II (2 credits)
  • EEC Technical Elective (4 credits)
  • General Education Elective (3 credits)

Total: 19 Credits

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

  • EEC Technical Elective (4 credits)
  • EEC Technical Elective (4 credits)
  • General Education Elective (3 credits)

Total: 15 Credits


Two Core Elective/Lab sets should be selected from the following three areas:

Communications: EEC 450 /EEC 451 
Controls: EEC 440 /EEC 441 
Power Electronics: EEC 470 /EEC 471