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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, BSEE


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About the Program

Electrical and Computer engineering encompasses all areas of research, development, design, and operation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including software. Emphasis in such varied areas as bioengineering, circuit theory, communication sciences, computers and automata, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources and systems, and materials and electronic devices is available. Two degree programs are offered by the School: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCmpE).

Engineers in both fields must have a strong background in mathematics and physics, a broad base in the humanities, and a command of the English language in order to provide the scope of knowledge essential for optimum professional growth. The curriculum offered by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering meets these objectives.

Graduates from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are sought after by all major industries. Electrical engineers hold many unusual and challenging positions in the aerospace, chemical, nuclear, automotive, medical, metallurgical, textile, railway, petroleum, and other basically non-electrical industries, as well as in computers, electronics, communications, power, and other electrical industries. Their professional roles span industrial activity, research, development, design, production, marketing, operation, field testing, and maintenance of many types of equipment for government, industry, farm, and home.

Two degree programs are offered by the school:

Electrical Engineering encompasses the development, design, research, and operation of electrical and electronic systems and components. Disciplines include VLSI and circuit design, communication and signal processing, computer engineering, automatic control, fields and optics, energy sources and systems, and microelectronics and nanotechnology.

Computer Engineering is a specialization within electrical and computer engineering offering an in-depth education in both hardware and software aspects of modern computer systems.

Electrical and Computer Engineering provides students with a versatile education that will prove valuable looking toward a professional future.  Along with problem-solving and design skills, students develop a strong foundation in math, science, and core electrical/computer engineering fundamentals.  This skillset prepares them for research and development positions in industry, management, sales, teaching, medical school, and law school.

At Birck Nanotechnology Center, engineers and scientists conduct research in emerging fields where new materials and tiny structures are built atom by atom or molecule by molecule.

 

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Electrical Engineering  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

 

Code: ECEB
124 Credits
Students must earn an overall graduation GPA of at least 2.000

Major Courses (47 credits)


(https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Academics/Undergraduates/UGO/pdf/bsee.pdf)

(An overall 2.000 cumulative GPA or better in these courses is required)

Other Electrical Engineering Course Requirements (8-10 cr.)


(Must include 3 upper level labs - fewer if chosen Adv EE Selectives include ECE 36200  and/or ECE 43800 /ECE 44000 )

Other Department/Program Course Requirements (67 credits)


Science Requirement (15 cr.)


ECE General Education Requirement (24 cr.)


Foundational Core


(http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html)\

  • (satisfies Written Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Human Cultures: Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • (satisfies Science, Technology & Society Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements


(included above) (http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html)

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


15 Credits


17 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Adv. EE Selective w/lab - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • ECE Elective w/lab - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • ECE GenEd Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 **
  • Complimentary Ele. - Credit Hours: 4.00 **

15 Credits


Note


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

**Satisfies a Non-departmental Major Course Requirement

124 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirement


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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