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Curriculum in Electrical Engineering

Administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Leading to the degree bachelor of science. Total credits required: 126.5. See also Basic Program and Cooperative Programs.

Sophomore Year
Cr. First Semester
4 Electric Circuits—E E 201*
3 Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition—Engl 250
4 Elementary Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms—Math 267
5 Introduction to Classical Physics II—Phys 222
Cr. Second Semester
4 Circuits and Systems in Electronics—E E 230*
4 Digital Logic—Cpr E 281*
4 Calculus III—Math 265
4 Signals and Systems I—E E 224*
Junior Year
Cr. First Semester
3 Energy Systems and Power Electronics—E E 303*
4 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves—E E 311*
4 Embedded Systems I—Cpr E 288*
3 Math elective3
3 General education elective1
Cr. Second Semester
4 Core elective 4*
3 Probabilistic Methods for Electrical Engineers—E E 332*
3 Semiconductor Materials and Devices—E E 322*
3 Technical Communication—Engl 314
3 General education electives1
Senior Year
Cr. First Semester
3 Engineering Economic Analysis— I E 305
9 Technical electives2
3 Senior Design Project I and Professionalism—E E 491
R Portfolio Assessment—E E 494 5
Cr. Second Semester
9 Technical electives2
2 Senior Design Project II—E E 492
6 General education electives1

Communication Proficiency

The department requires a grade of C or better in Engl 150, 250 (or 250H), and 314 or (314H).

Transfer Credit Requirements

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department requires a grade of C or better for any transfer credit course that is applied to the degree program.

The degree program must include a minimum of 30 credits at the 300-level or above in professional and technical courses earned at ISU in order to receive a B.S. in electrical engineering. These 30 credits must include

E E 491 Senior Project I and Professionalism, E E 492 Senior Design Project II, and credits in the core professional curriculum and/or in technical electives.

1 General Education Electives-Students must propose and have approved by an E CpE faculty member a general education program of 15 credits that meets the university diversity and international perspectives requirements and an objective developed by the student. Courses chosen must not be remedial courses in the university, six (6) credits must be chosen at the 300 level or higher, and courses in engineering, computer science, physical and mathematical sciences must not be included. Pass/not pass credit not accepted.

2 Technical electives are of two types: (1) courses in computer engineering and electrical engineering, and (2) other courses in engineering and science. All technical electives must be chosen from lists approved by the department and available from the department’s Undergraduate Student Services office or on the web. Technical electives must be chosen to satisfy departmental requirements concerning content and distribution. Pass/not pass credit not accepted.

3 Math elective - Students must select the math elective from a list approved by the department and available from the department’s Undergraduate Student Services office. Pass/not pass credit not accepted.

4 Core elective - Students must select either E E 330 or E E 331. Pass/not pass credit not accepted.

5Outcomes Assessment- Students are required to prepare and to maintain a portfolio of their technical and non-technical skills. This portfolio is evaluated for student preparation during the student’s curriculum planning process. Results of the evaluation are used to advise students of core strengths and weaknesses.

*Core professional curriculum. A student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in this group of courses in order to graduate.