2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, BSEE

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Program Description:

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) and Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.E.C.E.T.) degrees. The B.S.E.E. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org (http://www.abet.org/).


Electrical Engineering is the problem-solving foundation of our technological society. Electrical engineers combine creativity with math and physics to innovate, design, and create anything involving the movement of electrons.  To name a few, electrical engineers develop computers; cell phones; DVD players; digital control systems in modern transportation systems, air and spacecraft; satellite imaging and communications systems; signal and image processors; advanced robots for commercial use and manufacturing; and emerging technologies for hybrid electric and autonomous cars. The technical skills of electrical engineers enable them to design, test, and fabricate products ranging from the integrated circuit chips that make virtually all electronic devices possible to complex electronic systems as in driverless vehicles.

Educational Objectives:

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.E.E. program, students must first satisfy university admission requirements.  Admitted students begin as pre-EE majors, or EE pre-majors.  While in EE pre-major status, students take foundational math, science, and engineering courses and beginning WSU CORE courses (http://www.wright.edu/academic-affairs/programs/general-education/program-requirements). Once the EE pre-major courses are completed satisfactorily, students are promoted to EE full-major and may enroll in upper-level courses (typically 3000-level and above).

To be promoted as EE full major, students must complete the following courses (or approved equivalent course) with at least a 2.25 GPA:

Courses required for promotion to EE full major.
Engineering and Computer Science Math Science WSU CORE
EE 1000 (1 hr) MTH 2300 (4 hrs) (CHM 1210 (4 hrs) and CHM 1210L (1 hr) and CHM 1210R (0 hr)) or (BIO 1120 (4 hrs) and BIO 1120L (0 hrs)) and BIO 1120R (0 hrs) or (BIO 1150 (4 hrs) and BIO 1150L (0 hrs)) ENG 1100 (3 hrs)
EE 2000 (3 hrs) and EE 2000L (1 hr) MTH 2310 (4 hrs) PHY 2400 (4 hrs) and PHY 2400L (1 hr) 3 hrs of an integrated writing course (IW) in WSU CORE.
EE 2010 (3 hrs) and EE 2010L (1 hr) MTH 2320 (4 hrs) or MTH 2350 (4 hrs) PHY 2410 (4 hrs) and PHY2410L (1 hr)  
Computer programming course, e.g. CEG 2170 (3 hrs) and CEG 2170L (0 hrs)      
Total: 12 hrs Total: 12 hrs Total: 14-15 hrs Total: 6 hrs

By completing the courses listed above with at least a 2.25 GPA, students will satisfy requirements set by the College of Engineering and Computer Science:

  • 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)

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 ability to apply an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • An understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • 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

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Program Requirements:

The program includes WSU CORE, EE pre-major, EE full-major, and technical and non-technical electives.

I. Wright State CORE: 43 Hours

Mathematics: 4 Hours

Global Traditions - Interdisciplinary Global Studies: 3 Hours

Select Interdisciplinary Global Studies course from the list of WSU CORE Element 3 courses that also satisfy Intensive Writing (IW) and Multicultural (MC) competencies.

Global Traditions - History: 3 Hours

Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Select one course from WSU CORE Element 4.

Social Science: 6 Hours

Select WSU CORE courses from two different disciplines that satisfy Intensive Writing (IW) and Multicultural (MC) compentencies.  EE students are advised to take one 3-hour course from the economics (EC) courses in WSU CORE Element 5.

Natural Science: 10 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 8 Hours

II. Required Courses: 71 Hours

EE pre-major courses beyond WSU CORE: 13 Hours

EE pre-major courses must be completed with at least a 2.25 GPA before promotion to EE full major. 

EE full-major courses beyond WSU CORE: 50 Hours

Full major courses emphasize design of electronic and electrical components, devices, algorithms, and systems.  Students must complete the following courses with a WSU GPA of at least 2.0 to receive Departmental approval to enroll in EE 4910 Senior Design 1 and EE 4920 Senior Design 2.

Senior Design Preparation in BSEE Program.
MTH 2320MTH 2350
EE 3210EE 4000
EE 3260EGR 3350
EE 3310EE 3310L
EE 3450EE 3450L
at least 7 hours of EE 4000-level courses (except EE 4910, EE 4920, EE 4810, EE 4820, EE 4830).

Technical Electives: 8 Hours

Technical electives are 2000+ level courses from colleges of Engineering and Computer Science; Science and Math; or Business. Science courses must be natural or physical science courses. Students may take one of the following 1000-level courses: EGR1010, MTH1350, EGR1980, or ME1020, or a second course in computer programming. Redundant coursework (e.g., EE 2011/L, EE 3510, ISE 2211, MS 2040, STT 3630, STT 2640) will not be accepted. Technical electives may also include 1 semester hour of internship credit (EE4810, EE4820, or EE4830), and may include 3 hours of study abroad (EGR4980) with department approval.

V. General Electives: 6 Hours

Redundant courses, e.g., EE 2011/L, EE 3510, ISE 2211, MS 2040, STT 3630, ST 2640 will not be accepted. 

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.

Four Year Degree Plan:

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