EE Electives (2012 and 2013)

The following are electives for the BSEE 2012 and 2013 curricula.

The courses that constitute the approved Engineering Fundamentals, EE Breadth (Junior), EE Senior, EE Laboratory, EE Focus Area, and Engineering/Math/Science/Business (E/M/S/B) electives for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree are listed below. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor when selecting elective courses.

Engineering Fundamentals Electives

  • CEE 2110 Engineering Mechanics -- Statics
  • ME 3210 Thermodynamics

EE Breadth (Junior) Electives

  • ECE 3120 Computer Systems
  • ECE 3210 Control System Analysis
  • ECE 3310* Electronics II
  • ECE 3320* Digital Electronics (note: course no longer available)
  • ECE 3540 Physical Electronics
  • ECE 3610 Intro. to Power Systems
  • ECE 3710 Intro. to Telecommunications

Note: * Only one of ECE 3310 or ECE 3320 may be counted as an EE Junior Elective.

EE Senior Elective

Any ECE 4000-level 3 credit hour course, except for ECE 4810 and 4820, can be used for the EE Senior Elective.

EE Laboratory Electives

  • ECE 3160 Digital Systems Laboratory
  • ECE 3260 Control System Laboratory
  • ECE 3270 Programmable Logic Controller Laboratory
  • ECE 3360 Electronics Laboratory
  • ECE 3560 EM Simulation Laboratory
  • ECE 3660 Electric Power Laboratory
  • ECE 3760 Telecommunications Laboratory

EE Focus Area Electives

The courses associated with each EE Focus Area are shown in the following table.

EE Focus Area Courses
Focus AreaFocus Senior ElectivesFocus Laboratory Elective
Circuits and
Signal Processing
(1) ECE 4020 Digital Signal Processing and
(2) ECE 4130 Introduction to Digital VLSI
ECE 3360
Digital Systems and
Computer Engineering
(1) ECE 4110 Sequential Logic Design and either
(2a) ECE 4120 Fundamentals of Computer Design,
(2b) ECE 4130 Introduction to Digital VLSI, or
(2c) ECE 4140 Embedded System Design
ECE 3160
Control Systems (1) ECE 4210 Control System Design I and one of
(2a) ECE 4020 Digital Signal Processing,
(2b) ECE 4220 Control System Design II,
(2c) ECE 4230 Computer-based Measurement and Control Systems,
(2d) ECE 4140 Embedded System Design, or
(2e) ECE 4370 Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines Engineering
ECE 3260
Physical Phenomena Any two of:
(a) ECE 4510 Electromagnetic Fields II,
(b) ECE 4520 Optoelectronic Engineering,
(c) ECE 4570 Introduction to Gaseous Electronics, or
(d) ECE 4950 Introduction to MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)
ECE 3560
Power Systems (1) ECE 4610 Power System Analysis and either
(2a) ECE 4620 Power System Operation and Control or
(2b) ECE 4630 Power Electronics
ECE 3660
Telecommunications (1) ECE 4710 Principles of Telecommunications and one of
(2a) ECE 4020 Digital Signal Processing or
(2b) ECE 4720 Telecommunication Systems Design
ECE 3760

Engineering/Math/Science/Business (Career) Electives

  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering (CHE)
      • All 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses.
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
      • 2110, and all 3000 and 4000 level courses except 3100.
    • Computer Science (CSC)
      • All 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses except 3310, 3410 and 4320. For CSC 2110 and CSC 2120 courses, see note below:
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
      • All 3000 and 4000 level lecture courses except 3810, 3860, 4930, 4990, and laboratory courses. ECE 4990 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
      • 2330* and all 3000 and 4000 level courses except 3110, 4370, 4810 and 4820.

    Notes: *Only one of CHE 3010 and ME 3210 may be taken for elective credit.

    If either ME 3710 or ME 3720 is taken for elective credit CHE 3110 may not be taken for elective credit.

    CSC 2110 and CSC 2111 together will count for three credit hours toward the E/M/S/B elective. Also CSC 2120 and CSC 2121 together will count for three credit hours toward the E/M/S/B elective. CSC 2110 without CSC 2111 and CSC 2120 without CSC 2121 will not count for the E/M/S/B electives.

    Only one of CSC 3020 and MATH 4210 may be taken for elective credit.

  • Mathematics
    • Mathematics (MATH)
      • All 3000 and 4000 level courses except 3670 and 4610.

      * Only one of CSC 3020 and MATH 4210 may be taken for elective credit.

  • Science
    • Astronomy (ASTR)
      • 1010 and 1020.
    • Biology (BIOL)
      • 1050, 1105*, 1110*, 1115*, 1120*, all 2000 and 3000 level courses except 3920 (* will count as 3 hours E/M/S/B credit).
    • Chemistry (CHEM)
      • 1120*, all 2000 and 3000 level courses except 2810 and 2820 (* will count as 3 hours E/M/S/B credit).
    • Physics (PHYS)
      • 1100, 2420, 2920, and all 3000 level courses.
  • Business
    • Accounting (ACCT)
      • 2110, 2120, and 3720.
    • Business Management (BMGT)
      • All 3000 and 4000 level courses except 3720 and 4720.
    • Decision Sciences (DS)
      • 3520, 3540, 3620 and 4630.
    • Economics (ECON)
      • 2010, 2020, 3810, 3820, and 3830.
    • Finance (FIN)
      • 3210, 3610, 4230 and 4800.
    • Business Law (LAW)
      • 3720 and 3810.
    • Marketing (MKT)
      • 3400 and all 3000 and 4000 level courses except 4620, 4730 and 4900.

Notes: Individual study, individual problems, individual projects, design projects, recitation, seminar, thesis and similar courses may not be counted as E/M/S/B electives. Laboratory and one-credit courses may not be taken for E/M/S/B elective credit; lecture courses which include laboratory work may be taken for E/M/S/B elective credit.

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