Electrical Engineering

Degree:Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E)
Major:Electrical Engineering
Minor:Electrical Engineering
Department:Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Building 4, Room 323
(850) 474-2963
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:14.1001
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 127

The mission of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is to offer undergraduate and graduate programs of excellence in engineering that serve the needs of the West Florida region, the state, and the nation. The goal of these programs is to prepare students for a successful professional career in their respective chosen discipline of study. All programs shall be revised continuously to improve quality and respond to current workforce needs.

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.  ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology and is among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States.

The program’s educational objectives are to ensure:

  • Graduates of the program will be successful in the professional practice of engineering or related fields and will advance in their chosen careers.
  • Graduates of the program will be successful in pursuing advanced degrees in engineering or related fields. 

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.

Program Requirements

Students are required to have a laptop or tablet PC. Please visit our department website for information about minimum hardware configuration, department scholarships and other useful information.

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 and science courses.  In addition, a "C" grade is required in the Electrical Engineering core courses as well as all engineering courses that serve as prerequisites to EGN, EGM, EML, EEL, and EEE prefixed courses and labs.  See below for a list of all courses that require a minimum grade of a "C-" or 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 on the Institutional Effectiveness website.

All students must complete an exit interview and submit a copy of their senior design report before graduating.

General Education

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 "University Requirements" section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum:

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, specifically CHM 2045 General Chemistry IPHY 2048 Calculus-Based Physics I, or PHY 2049 Calculus-Based Physics II.

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and an exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.

*BOG 8.006s.1007.25(4,a-b)

Common Prerequisites

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.

The following courses and labs require a minimum grade of a "C-".  

CHM 2045+LGeneral Chemistry I (+Lab) *4
MAC 2311Analytic Geometry and Calculus I *4
MAC 2312Analytic Geometry and Calculus II *4
MAC 2313Analytic Geometry and Calculus III4
MAP 2302Differential Equations3
PHY 2048+LCalculus-Based Physics I (+Lab) *4
PHY 2049+LCalculus-Based Physics II (+Lab) *4
Total Hours27

 Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

Note that all of the math and science common prerequisites do not have to be taken before students begin taking the major courses below. However, students do have to complete the specific math and science courses (with a minimum grade of a C-) that are listed as prerequisites for any engineering course they would like to take.


EEE 3308+LElectronic Circuits I (+Lab) +, c4
EEE 4306+LElectronic Circuits II (+Lab) +4
EEL 3111+LCircuits I (+Lab) +, c4
EEL 3112Circuits II +, c3
EEL 3135Discrete-Time Signals and Systems +,c3
EEL 3211+LBasic Electric Energy Engineering (+Lab) +4
EEL 3472Electromagnetic Fields and Applications I +,c3
EEL 3701+LDigital Logic and Computer Systems (+Lab) +,c4
EEL 4514+LCommunication Systems and Components (+Lab) +4
EEL 4657+LLinear Control Systems (+Lab) +4
EEL 4744+LMicroprocessor Applications (+Lab) +4
EEL 4834Programming for Engineers +,c3
EGM 2500Engineering Mechanics-Statics +3
EGM 4313Intermediate Engineering Analysis +,c3
EGN 3204Engineering Software Tools +,c1
EGN 4950Capstone Design I +,c1
EGN 4952LCapstone Design II +,c2
EGS 4032Professional Ethics +3
EEL/EEE Electives 1, +12
Choose one of the following +3
Solid-State Electronic Devices
VLSI Circuit Design
Total Hours72

EEL/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. The department feels that licensure is an important step in an Engineer's career. To encourage our students to pursue their professional license,  our students may take an FE review course toward their electives (3 credits maximum).


Note 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 (excluding summers) of a student's program. Seniors must see an 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 4952L Capstone Design II.


Consult the department for the current list of approved professional development elective courses.

EGS 1006Introduction to Engineering 3, +1
EGS 3441Engineering Statistics3
General Engineering elective, choose one of the following: 5, +3
Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics +
Engineering Economy
Total Hours7

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), FE review or courses geared toward obtaining certifications, and additional EEL/EEE/EML/EGM elective credits beyond those specifically listed above.


Other calculus-based statistics courses may also be acceptable.


Other Engineering courses are also acceptable, including any engineering certification or FE review courses taken for credit. See the department advisor for a full list. Note that any courses used for EEL/EEE electives cannot also be used for this elective.


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

Electrical Engineering

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 MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I , MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III, MAP 2302 Differential Equations, and PHY 2049 Calculus-Based Physics II with  “C-” or better.  Students must also take and pass PHY 2049L Calculus-Based Physics II Lab, but the "C-" is not required.  

Students seeking the Minor in Electrical Engineering must have a minimum course grade of “C” or better in all electrical engineering courses.

Students in the minor may take MAS 3105 Linear Algebra or its equivalent or PHZ 4113 Mathematical Physics I or EGM 3344 Numerical Methodsinstead of EGM 4313 Intermediate Engineering Analysis as a prerequisite or corequisite for EEL 3112 Circuits II.  A minimum grade of "C" is required in whichever course is taken.

EEL 3111+LCircuits I (+Lab)4
EEL 3112Circuits II3
EEE 3308+LElectronic Circuits I (+Lab)4
EGN 3204Engineering Software Tools1
3000/4000 EEL/EEE elective3
Total Hours15