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2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Electrical Engineering, BSEE


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Program Description:

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree. These two engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org (http://www.abet.org/).

Electrical Engineering:

Electrical Engineering is the problem-solving foundation of our technological society. Anything involving the movement of electrons falls within the province of electrical engineering. Electrical engineers create, design, build, and improve everyday necessities we now take for granted-from computers to cell phones; from DVD players to digital control systems in modern automobiles; from arrays of sensors and signal and image processors to space-based communications; and from advanced manufacturing robots to hybrid electric cars. Electrical engineers also design, test, and fabricate the integrated circuit chips that make virtually all these devices possible.

The program educational objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program, in support of the missions of the University and College, are to produce engineers who

  • Objective 1: Will be professionally employed in a technical position or pursuing an advanced degree.
  • Objective 2: Will be communicating their work to others through technical articles, reports, design documents, or presentations.
  • Objective 3: Will be leading or participating as a member of project teams.
  • Objective 4: Will be developing expertise in a specialized area or broadening their base of knowledge.

Admission Requirements:

To be considered for admission to the B.S. Electrical Engineering program, students must first satisfy basic requirements of the university.  In addition, all College of Engineering and Computer Science major programs require that students meet the following specifications:

  • Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college level work
  • 2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU and in all academic work
  • C or higher in: ENG 1100  (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course)

In order to be considered a full B.S.E.E. major, the department of Electrical Engineering expects students to satisfy the requirements of C or higher in: CEG 2170  , PHY 2400 / PHY 2400L EGR 1010  or MTH 2300  

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal con‐ text
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life‐long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practices

For additional information:

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 44 Hours


Mathematics: 4 Hours


Global Traditions: 6 hours


Arts/Humanities: 3 hours


Social Science: 6 hours


Natural Science: 10 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 9 Hours


EE Focus Areas (complete at least one listed area and at least 7 credit hours from among the courses below): 7 Hours


Control Systems:

Senior Design (complete one sequence): 5 Hours


IV. Other: 8 Hours


V. Electives: 13 Hours


from an approved list

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Three Year Degree Plan:

Four Year Degree Plan:

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