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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Gill Richards, Head
CES, Room 105
(479) 9680335
Gill.Richards@mail.atu.edu

Associate Professors: Greco, Nelson, Richards
Assistant Professors: Buford, Clark, Post
Instructors: Hartman

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a four-year degree program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University is to maintain an accredited program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Department is committed to providing its students with a positive atmosphere in which to learn the fundamentals of engineering practice including engineering science and design. In order to fulfill its mission, the Department has established the following educational objectives.

The educational objectives of the program leading to the BSEE degree at Arkansas Tech University are to:

1. Provide instruction in the fundamentals of engineering science, applied mathematics, laboratory practice, and the principles of electrical engineering.

2. Impart skills for clear communication, responsible teamwork, and effective planning and management of projects in preparation for the demands of modern society.

3. Teach the technical, computer, and structured problem solving skills necessary to effectively analyze and design electrical engineering systems.

4. Instill a sense of social and environmental responsibility, ethical professional conduct, and a respect for life long learning

The first two years of curriculum contain the needed mathematics, science and engineering science basics to prepare the student for the upper level electrical engineering courses. The junior and senior years include 12 hours of electives which allow students to concentrate their studies in an area of specialization such as electric power, computers, robotics, or acoustics

Pre-Professional curriculum

Prior to enrolling in any 3000 or 4000-level engineering courses, students must successfully complete a pre-professional curriculum containing preparatory courses normally taken during the first three semesters. The pre-professional curriculum is composed of the following courses:

ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023 (or equivalent)

MATH 2914 and 2924

CHEM 2124

PHYS 2114

Satisfactory completion of the pre-professional curriculum is defined as a grade of "C" or better in each course or, alternatively, a grade point average of 2.20 or greater for the courses comprising the pre-professional curriculum. Students should meet with their advisor during the semester in which they anticipate completing the pre-professional curriculum to complete the procedure for admittance to upper-level engineering courses. By that time the student is expected to declare a major within engineering (BSEg, BSEE, BSME).

The following curriculum represents the program of study and a suggested sequence for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. The student should be aware that not all courses are offered each semester and that the ordering of courses is subject to change. Students should consult with their academic advisor when entering their junior year in order to minimize scheduling difficulties.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

Introduction To Engineering (ENGR 1012)

2

Biological Science1

4

Programming in C (COMS 2803)

3

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

3

3

Calculus I, II (MATH 2914, 2924)

4

4

General Chemistry (CHEM 2124)

4

Digital Logic Design (ENGR 2134)

4

Total

16

15

Sophomore Year

Calculus III (MATH 2934)

4

Statics (ENGR 2013)

3

Fine Arts1

3

Electric Circuits I (ENGR 2103)

3

Physics I, II (PHYS 2114, 2124)

4

4

Dynamics (ENGR 2033)

3

Differential Equations (MATH 3243)

3

Electric Circuits II (ENGR 2113)

3

Electric Circuits Laboratory (ENGR 2111)

1

Microprocessor Systems Design (ENGR 3133)

3

Total

17

17

Junior Year

Electronics I (ENGR 3103)

3

Electronics Lab (ENGR 3131)

1

Signals and Systems (ENGR 3123)

3

Physical Activity1

1

Social Science1

3

Applied Statistics (MATH 3153)

3

Technical Elective2

3

Electronics II (ENGR 4103)

3

Electromagnetics (ENGR 3143)

3

Principles of Economics I (ECON 2003)

3

Engineering Modeling & Design (ENGR 3003)

3

Social Science1

3

Technical Elective2

3

Total

17

18

Senior Year

Mechanics of Materials (ENGR 3013)

3

Engineering Design (ENGR 4202)

2

Communication Systems I (ENGR 4143)

3

Digital Signal Processing (ENGR 4113)

3

Social Science1

3

Technical Elective2

3

Physical Activity1

1

Control Systems (ENGR 4303)

3

Design Project (ENGR 4193)

3

Engineering Elective3

3

Humanities1

3

Thermodynamics I (ENGR 3313)

3

Total

17

16

1See "General Education Requirements" on page82.

2Technical Elective must be a course from Computer Science, Engineering, Math or Physics with approval of Department.

3Engineering Elective must be a 3000 or 4000 level engineering course.



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