This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E)|
|Department:||Department of Engineering Building 4, Room 323|
|College:||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 130|
The Electrical Engineering Program at UWF is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The BSEE is provided by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), whose mission statement is to offer baccalaureate degree programs in electrical and computer engineering which serve the needs of the West Florida region, the State, and the nation.
The goal of the baccalaureate degree program is to prepare students to embark upon a professional career in electrical engineering or to begin a graduate study. Graduates will be known for their accomplishments in the early stage of their careers and they should:
Electrical Engineering is science-oriented and primarily concerned with all phases and development of the transmission and utilization of electric energy and intelligence. Because of the extremely rapid growth and changes relating to the application of electrical engineering principles, the curriculum is designed to concentrate on a solid core of foundation courses. Twelve hours of electives are included to permit a student to delve deeply into selected subject matter.
Electrical Engineers find career opportunities in a wide area of settings such as aerospace contractors, manufacturers of consumer electronics, telecommunications, energy distribution, and public-sector positions with federal, state, and local governments.
In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S.E.E. must meet the requirements listed below.
A minimum course grade of "C" or better is required in all math, science, and
engineering courses that serve as prerequisites to EGN, EGM, EML, EEL, and EEE
prefixed courses and labs. In addition, a minimum "C" grade is required for the electrical engineering core courses. See below for a list of all courses that require a minimum grade of a "C".
The electrical engineering curriculum is designed to yield a set of outcomes. Each upper division course in the program contributes to at least one of these outcomes. A current list of our program outcomes and the courses that map to them can be found here.
All students must complete an exit interview with their advisor and submit a copy of their senior design report before graduating.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
In order to minimize the number of courses required, students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which will satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites. For example, students can take MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I or MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II to complete the Mathematics requirement. The sciences listed in the Common Prerequisites section will also fulfill the General Education Natural Science requirement. To maximize the overlap, one of the two General Education Electives should be taken in the Natural Sciences, specificallyCHM 2045 General Chemistry I, PHY 2048 University Physics I, or PHY 2049 University Physics II.
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
Students who have not completed the math and science prerequisites listed below with a minimum grade of a "C" will be admitted to Pre-Electrical Engineering, then changed to Electrical Engineering once they have successfully completed the courses. Note that the labs are required for Physics and Chemistry, but a "C" is not required (although a passing grade is required).
|CHM 2045+L||General Chemistry I (+Lab) *||4|
|MAC 2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I *||4|
|MAC 2312||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II *||4|
|MAC 2313||Analytic Geometry and Calculus III||4|
|MAP 2302||Differential Equations||3|
|PHY 2048+L||University Physics I (+Lab) *||4|
|PHY 2049+L||University Physics II (+Lab)||4|
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
Note that students may begin taking engineering courses prior to completing all of these math and science prerequisites, but they must complete those math and science courses (with a minimum of a "C" grade) listed as prerequisites to any engineering classes they wish to take.
|EEE 3308+L||Electronic Circuits I (+Lab) +, c||4|
|EEE 4306+L||Electronic Circuits II (+Lab) +||4|
|EEL 3111+L||Circuits I (+Lab) +, c||4|
|EEL 3112||Circuits II +, c||3|
|EEL 3135||Discrete-Time Signals and Systems +,c||3|
|EEL 3211+L||Basic Electric Energy Engineering (+Lab) +||4|
|EEL 3472||Electromagnetic Fields and Applications I +,c||3|
|EEL 3701+L||Digital Logic and Computer Systems (+Lab) +,c||4|
|EEL 4514+L||Communication Systems and Components (+Lab) +||4|
|EEL 4657+L||Linear Control Systems (+Lab) +||4|
|EEL 4744+L||Microprocessor Applications (+Lab) +||4|
|EEL 4834||Programming for Engineers +,c||3|
|EGM 2500||Engineering Mechanics-Statics +||3|
|EGM 4313||Intermediate Engineering Analysis +,c||3|
|EGN 3204||Engineering Software Tools +,c||1|
|EGN 4950||Capstone Design I +,c||1|
|EGN 4952L||Capstone Design II +,c||2|
|EGS 4032||Professional Ethics +||3|
|EEL/EEE Electives 1, +||12|
|Choose one of the following +||3|
|Solid-State Electronic Devices|
or EEE 4310
|VLSI Circuit Design|
1EEL/EEE Elective restrictions: These electives must begin with the EEL or EEE prefix and cannot be otherwise required for the program. A limited set of preapproved Mechanical Engineering courses may also be used. See your advisor for details. A maximum of 3 sh in EEL 4949 Co-Op Work Experience, 3 sh in EEL 4905 , and 3 sh of EEL 4940 Engineering Internship will be accepted as EEL/EEE elective credits. In addition, combined experiential learning credits (EEL 4940 Engineering Internship and EEL 4949 Co-Op Work Experience) are limited to a maximum of 3 credits toward electives. Consult the department for the current list of approved EEL/EEE Elective courses.
2Note that EGN 4950 Capstone Design I and EGN 4952L Capstone Design II are the senior design project courses. This final project is the culmination of the engineering education. As such, this sequence of courses must be taken in the last 2 semesters of a student's program. Seniors must see the academic advisor in order to register for them. Note that even though they aren't prerequisites, we highly recommend that our students complete both EEL 4744 Microprocessor Applications and EEE 3308 Electronic Circuits I prior to taking EGN 4950 Capstone Design I.
Consult the department for the current list of approved professional development elective courses.
|EGS 1006||Introduction to Engineering 3, +||1|
|EGS 3441||Engineering Statistics||3|
|General Engineering elective, choose one of the following: 5, +||3|
|Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics +|
or EIN 4354
3 Transfer students or non-freshmen may choose to substitute a professional development elective. Work with your academic advisor to choose an elective that will aid you in your career objectives. Typical courses for this elective include, but are not limited to, professional writing courses, courses from STEM departments (not already required for our program), and additional EEL/EEE/EML/EGM elective credits beyond the 12 required above. Students who take both EGM 3401 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics and EIN 4354 Engineering Economy can use one as their general engineering elective and the other as their professional development elective.
4 Other calculus based statistics courses may also be acceptable.
5 Other Engineering courses may also be acceptable. See the department advisor.
c These courses require a minimum grade of a C. Note C- isn't acceptable. Other courses may also require a C if they are prerequisites to electives that you choose.
Courses included in the major GPA
The Minor in Electrical Engineering provides an opportunity for students majoring in other areas to take a limited number of electrical engineering courses to complement their majors. The Minor in Electrical Engineering is open to all UWF students with the exception of computer and electrical engineering majors. Students applying for the minor must have a declared major. Students may not take a course and its prerequisite during the same semester. Students must complete all seven common prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better in each technical course with an overall GPA of 2.3 (4.0 scale) by the term they are admitted. Laboratories are required for chemistry and both physics courses, but the grades are not considered in the technical GPA. Only the last attempt will be considered in computing the technical GPA for admission.
Students seeking the Minor in Electrical Engineering must have a minimum course grade of “C” or better in all electrical engineering courses and prerequisites to other EEL/EEE prefixed courses and labs.
Students in the minor may take MAS 3105 Linear Algebra or its equivalent or PHZ 4113 Mathematical Physics I instead of EGM 4313 Intermediate Engineering Analysis as a prerequisite or corequisite for EEL 3112 Circuits II
|EEL 3111+L||Circuits I (+Lab)||4|
|EEL 3112||Circuits II||3|
|EEE 3308+L||Electronic Circuits I (+Lab)||4|
|EGN 3204||Engineering Software Tools||1|
|3000/4000 EEL/EEE elective||3|