Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The electrical engineering degree will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in a wide range of areas within the umbrella of the electrical engineering profession. Electrical engineers design and construct systems for aerospace, multimedia, telecommunications, electric power, robotics, signal processing and controls. In the aerospace arena electrical engineers develop new sensors, control and power systems. In communications, new networks are under development that will enhance both data and voice communications. Intelligent robotic systems are being developed to locate survivors in the debris from catastrophic events such as earthquakes. Electrical power systems engineering strive to develop safe, effective and efficient integration of traditional with renewable energy sources to increase capacity in the electrical power grid.
The first two years of curriculum contain the required 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 curriculum include 6 hours of technical electives, 3 hours of mathematics elective and 6 hours of electrical engineering electives which allow students to concentrate their studies in an area of specialization: electric power, controls and robotics, or communications. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Graduates are eligible to practice and become licensed professional engineers.
It is highly recommended that all freshmen engineering students purchase a laptop computer. The recommended laptop computer specifications are at: https://www.atu.edu/engineering/specifications.php.
For a detailed policy regarding transfer credit for the Electrical Engineering programs, please see the Electrical Engineering Program page.
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 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.
Program: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this major.
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, or the Sciences (excluding courses intended for Education Majors). All electives must have approval of the Department.
4This program partners the BSEE undergraduate degree with the MSEE degree. A maximum of 12 graduate level credit hours can be counted towards both the BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering and the MSEE degree. Four graduate level courses can be used to replace four upper-division undergraduate courses as follows:
- ELEG 5313 Modern Control Systems can replace ELEG 4313 Modern Control Systems
- ELEG 5113 Digital Signal Processing can replace ELEG 4113 Digital Signal Processing
- ELEG 5153 Communication Systems II can replace ELEG 4153 Communication Systems II
- ELEG 5133 Advanced Digital Design can replace ELEG 4133 Advanced Digital Design
- ELEG 5993 Special Problems in Engineering I can replace ELEG 4993 Special Problems in Engineering