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Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Patricia Buford, Associate Dean
Corley, Room 262
(479) 968-0338
pbuford@atu.edu

Professors:
Buford,Greco
Associate Professor:
Bullock
Assistant Professors:
Badawy, Chen, Y.Lee
Instructor:
Reasoner

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  ABET, Inc., the national accrediting board for engineering and technology. The degree program includes both traditional electrical engineering as well as a computer engineering option.

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.

Engineers who graduate from Arkansas Tech University with a BSEE degree will be:

  1. Intellectuals - with a commitment to ethics, social and environmental responsibility, and lifelong learning.
  2. Team Players - communicating, planning, coordinating, and managing projects and personnel with efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. Problem solvers - learning new concepts, techniques, skills, and tools to aid in analyzing and designing electrical engineering systems.
  4. Professionals - trained and competent in the fundamentals of engineering science, applied mathematics, laboratory practice, and principles of electrical and computer engineering.

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

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. In order to minimize scheduling difficulties, each student should schedule a special session with their advisor at the beginning of their junior year to plan the remaining coursework.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
CHEM 2124 General Chemistry IT 4 COMS 2104 Foundations of Computer Programming IT 4
MATH 2914 Calculus IT 4 MATH 2924 Calculus IIT 4
ELEG 1012 Introduction to Electrical EngineeringT 2 ELEG 2130 Digital Logic Design Lab 0
ELEG 2134 Digital Logic Design 4
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
MCEG 2023 Engineering Materials 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
PHYS 2114 General Physics IT 4 PHYS 2124 General Physics IIT 4
MATH 3243 Differential Equations I 3 MATH 2934 Calculus IIIT 4
ELEG 2103 Electric Circuits I 3 ELEG 2111 Electric Circuits Laboratory 1
ELEG 3133 Microprocessor Systems Design 3 ELEG 2113 Electric Circuits II 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
MCEG 2013 Statics 3 MCEG 2033 Dynamics 3
ELEG 3003/MCEG 3003 Engineering Modeling and Design 3 ELEG 3123 Signals and Systems 3
ELEG 3103 Electronics I 3 ELEG 3143 Electromagnetics 3
ELEG 3153 Electrical Machines 3 ELEG 3173/MATH 3173 Math Methods for Engineers 3
Engineering Elective2 3 ELEG 4103 Electronics II 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 ELEG 4122 Electrical Systems Lab 2
ELEG 4113 Digital Signal Processing 3 ELEG 4193 Electrical Design Project 3
ELEG 4143 Communication Systems I 3 Technical Elective3 3
ELEG 4202/MCEG 4202 Engineering Design 2 Engineering Elective2 3
ELEG 4303 Control Systems 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 14
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Engineering Elective must be a 3000 or 4000 level Electrical Engineering course.
3Technical Elective must be a course from Engineering, MGMT 4203 Project Management, Math or the Sciences (excluding courses intended for Education Majors). All electives must have approval of the Department.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering Option

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 COMS 2104 Foundations of Computer Programming IT 4
MATH 2914 Calculus IT 4 MATH 2924 Calculus IIT 4
CHEM 2124 General Chemistry IT 4 ELEG 2130 Digital Logic Design Lab 0
ELEG 1012 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 2 ELEG 2134 Digital Logic Design 4
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
PHYS 2114 General Physics IT 4 PHYS 2124 General Physics IIT 4
COMS 2203 Foundations of Computer Programming IIT 3 MATH 2934 Calculus IIIT 4
MATH 3243 Differential Equations I 3 MATH 3173 Math Methods for Engineers/ELEG 3173 Math Methods for EngineersT 3
ELEG 2103 Electric Circuits I 3 ELEG 2111 Electric Circuits Laboratory 1
ELEG 3133 Microprocessor Systems Design 3 ELEG 2113 Electric Circuits II 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 COMS 2213 Data StructuresT 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 COMS 2223 Computer Organization and ProgrammingT 3
COMS 2903 Discrete Structures for Technical MajorsT 3 ELEG 3123 Signals and Systems 3
ELEG 3003/MCEG 3003 Engineering Modeling and Design 3 ELEG 3143 Electromagnetics 3
ELEG 3103 Electronics I 3 ELEG 4103 Electronics II 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
ELEG 4113 Digital Signal Processing 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
ELEG 4133 Advanced Digital Design 3 COMS 3703 Operating Systems 3
ELEG 4143 Communication Systems I 3 ELEG 4122 Electrical Systems Lab 2
ELEG 4202 Engineering Design/ MCEG 4202 Engineering Design 2 ELEG 4193 Electrical Design Project 3
ELEG 4303 Control Systems 3 Engineering Elective2 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 14
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Engineering Elective must be a 3000 or 4000 level Electrical Engineering course.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.