BS Electrical Engineering

Students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering majoring in Electrical Engineering must follow the curriculum shown below. Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, they will receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Please note: the department reserves the right to drop students from courses for which they do not have the required prerequisite/co-requisite.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) Curriculum

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering must complete a minimum of 126 credit hours including core courses in Electrical Engineering, Computer Programming, Mathematics, Science and Liberal Arts. Elective courses from Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Humanities/Social Sciences, and African american Studies are also required. Table 1 summarizes the required core and elective courses in each area. A sample EE Undergraduate curriculum (four-year plan) follows in Table 2. (Note: All Electrical & Computer Engineering courses have been given the new prefix EECE-instead of ELEG.)

Table 1: New Undergraduate EE Curriculum
Required Core and Elective Courses

( see breakdown below)

Concentration

Credit Hours

1. Math, Science and Liberal Arts, and Software Systemstems Fundamental Core Courses

44

2. Electrical Engineering Core Courses

50

3. Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Courses

12

4. Engineering Science Elective Courses

3

5. Advanced Math Elective Courses

3

6. Social Sciences and Humanities Elective Courses

9

7. African American Studies

3

8. Physical Education

2

Total

126

Table 2: New Undergraduate EE Curriculum

Semester I Freshman

Cr.

Semester II Freshman

Cr.

MATH-156 Calculus I
4
MATH-157 Calculus II
4
EGPP-101 Intro Engineering
2
PHYS-013 Physics for Science & Engineering I
3
ENGL-002 English I
3
PHYS-023 Physics for Science & Engineering I Lab
1
ECON-001 Principles of Economics (Social Sciences)
3
EECE-102 Intro to Electrical & Computer Engineering
1
CHEM-005 Chemistry
4
PHED-xxx PE/ROTC
1
CHEM-003 Chemistry Lab
1
ENGL-003 English II
3
 
Social Science Elective
3
Total 
17
Total 
16
 

Semester III Sophomore

Cr.

Semester IV Sophomore

Cr.

SYCS-135 Intro to Programming
4
MATH-159 Differential Equations
4
MATH-158 Calculus III
4
MATH-xxx Advanced Mathematics
3
PHYS-014 Physics for Science & Engineering II
3

EECE-208 Intro to Electrical Engineering Lab

1
PHYS-024 Physics for Science & Engineering II Lab
1
EECE-202 Network Analysis I
3
Humanities Elective
3
EECE-211 Digital Systems Design
3
PHED-xxx PE/ROTC
1
EECE-217 Digital Systems Design
2
Total 
16
Total 
16
 

Semester V Junior

Cr.

Semester VI Junior

Cr.

Engineering Science Elective

3

EECE-308 Electronics II

3

EECE-301 Network Analysis II
3
EECE-314 Electronics II
1
EECE-307 Electronics I
3
EECE-318 Energy Conversion
3
EECE-313 Electronics I Lab
2
EECE-324 Energy Conversion Lab
2
EECE-304 Electromagnetic Theory and Applications
3
EECE-332 Signals & Systemstems
3
EECE-331 Probability & Radom Variables for Engineers
3
African American Studies
3
Total 
17
Total 
15
 

Semester VII Senior

Cr.

Semester VIII Senior

Cr.

Humanities
3
EECE-408 Linear Controls
3
EECE-453 Communications Theory
3
EECE-414 Linear Control Lab
1
EECE-459 Communications Theory Lab
1
EECE-404 Senior Design II
3
EECE-4xx EECE-Elective
3
EECE-4xx EECE-Elective
3
EECE-4xx EECE-Elective
3
EECE-4xx EECE-Elective
3
EECE-401 Senior Design I
3
 
Total 
16
Total 
13

Total Credit Hours: 126
Distribution Credits:
Freshman 0 - 33
Sophomore 34 - 65
Junior 66 - 97
Senior 98 – 126
Engineering Science Elective Courses:
CIEG-202 Statics 3
MECH-305 Thermodynamics 3
EECE-305 Introduction of Physics of Solids 3
Biology 3
Advanced Chemistry 3


University Requirements–Electrical Engineering           back to top

The Howard University core curriculum course requirements are satisfied by the EE undergraduate curriculum. The core themes and Electrical Engineering courses that satisfy the requirements are listed in Table 3.

Table 3: New Undergraduate EE Curriculum
HU Core Curriculum Course Requirements

University Core Theme

Electrical Engineering Core Courses

1. Intellectual Openness and Cultural Diversity (3)

EGPP-101 Introduction to Engineering (2)
EECE-102 Intro to Electrical & Computer Engineering (1)

2. Historical Awareness (6)

African-American Elective (3)
Humanities/Social Science Elective (3)

3. Empirical Analysis (6)

EECE-401 Senior Design I (3)

EECE-404 Senior Design II (3)

4. Quantitative Literacy and Statistical Reasoning (3)

EECE-331 Probability & Statistics for Engineers (3)

5. Social and Human Relations (3)

Humanities and Social Science Elective (3)

6. Health and Physical Education (2)

Physical Education or ROTC (2)

7. Other Core Experiences (0)

University Events - Lectures, convocation, College/Department lecture series, CEACS student leadership instate, Study/travel program, Exhibitions, High school education programs, IEEE Society, Tau Beta Pi Society, etc.



Electrical Engineering Curriculum Breakdown          
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1. Math, Science, Liberal Arts, and Software Systems Fundamental Core Courses (44 hours)

MATH-156 Calculus I, 4
MATH-157 Calculus II, 4
MATH-158 Calculus III, 4
MATH-159 Differential Equations, 4
SYSC-135 Introduction to Programming, 4
CHEM-003 General Chemistry Lecture, 4
CHEM-005 Chemistry Lab, 1
ENGL-002 Freshman Composition I, 3
ENGL-003 Freshman Composition II, 3
EGPP-101 Introduction to Engineering, 2
ECON-001 Principle of Economics I, 3
PHYS-013 Physics for Science & Engineering I, 3
PHYS-014 Physics for Science & Engineering II, 3
PHYS-023 Physics for Science & Engineering I Lab, 1
PHYS-024 Physics for Science & Engineering II Lab, 1

2. Electrical Engineering Core Courses (50 credit hours)

EECE-102 Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1
EECE-202 Network Analysis I, 3
EECE-208 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Lab., 1
EECE-211 Digital Systems Design, 3
EECE-217 Digital Systems Design Lab., 2
EECE-301 Network Analysis II, 3
EECE-304 Electromagnetic Theory and Applications, 3
EECE-307 Electronics I, 3
EECE-308 Electronics II, 3
EECE-313 Electronics I Lab., 2
EECE-314 Electronics II Lab., 1
EECE-318 Energy Conversion, 3
EECE-324 Energy Conversion Lab., 2
EECE-331 Probability and Statistics for Engineers, 3
EECE-332 Signals and Systems, 3
EECE-353 Communication Theory, 3
EECE-359 Communication Theory Lab., 1
EECE-401 Senior Design I, 3
EECE-404 Senior Design II, 3
EECE-408 Linear Control, 3
EECE-414 Linear Control Lab., 1

3. Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours Required)

A - Digital System and Computer Architecture
  
EECE-406 Advanced Digital Systems Design, 3
EECE-416 Microprocessors & Microcomputers, 3
EECE-417 Computer Systemstems Architecture, 3
EECE-446 ASIC Design, 3

B - Signals and Communication
  
EECE-454 Communication Electronics, 3
EECE-460 Wireless Communication, 3
EECE-487 Telecommunications, 3
EECE-495 Real-Time Signal Processing, 3

C - Energy and Power Control Systemstems
  
EECE-418 Power Electronics, 3
EECE-419 Motor Dynamics and Drives, 3
EECE-421 Power Systems Analysis/Design, 3
EECE-422 Power Communication and Control, 3

D - Physical Electronics and Material Sciences
  
EECE-420 Intro to VLSI Design, 3
EECE-465 Physical Electronics, 3
EECE-471 Design of Integrated Circuits, 3
EECE-463 Digital Electronics, 3

E - Electromagnetics and Microwave

EECE-443 Intro to Microwaves, 3
EECE-444 Antenna Theory and Practices, 3
EECE-466 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory, 3

4. Engineering Science Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

CIEG-202 Statics, 3
MECH-305 Thermodynamics, 3
PHYS-015 Modern Physics, 3
Biology 3
Chemistry 3

5. Advanced Math Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

MATH-164 Numerical Analysis, 3
MATH-180 Introduction to Linear Algebra, 3
MATH-160 Advanced Calculus for Science and Engneering, 3
MATH-195 Introduction to Analysis I, 3

6. Social Science/Humanities Elective Courses (9 hours required)

Social Science Electives (Choose one course from the following list)

AFRO-005 Introduction to Afro-American Studies I, 3
ANTH-110 Introduction to Anthropology I, 3
CLAS-104 Greek Civilization, 3
CLAS-105 Roman Civilization, 3
ECON-001 Principles of Economics I, 3
GERM-145 German Culture, 3
HIST-001 Introduction to the Study of Civilization I, 3
HIST-005 Introduction to Black Diaspora I, 3
HIST-009 U.S. History to 1877, 3
HIST-010 U.S. History since 1877, 3
HIST-040 Introduction to the History of Latin America and the Carribean to the Mid-19th Century, 3
HIST-041 Introduction to the History of Latin America and the Carribean since the Mid-19th Century, 3
HIST-050 Introduction to European History, 3
HIST-101 World Geography, 3
HIST-102 Economic Geography, 3
POLS-001 Introduction to Political Science, 3
RUSS-145 Russian Culture I, 3
SOCI-001 Introduction to Sociology, 3
SOCI-160 The Sociology of African Americans, 3

Humanities Electives (Choose two courses, one lower and one upper)

Literature Group--Lower Level Courses

CLAS-101 Greek Literature in English, 3
CLAS-102 Roman Literature in English, 3
CLAS-108 Greek Drama in English, 3
CLAS-109 Classical Mythology, 3
CLAS-113 Women in the Ancient World, 3
FREN-100 Francophone Literature in English, 3
RUSS-100 Great Short Stories, 3
SPAN-100 Hispanic Literature in English, 3

Literature Group--Upper Level Courses

CLAS-014 Introduction to Humanities, 3
CLAS-114 Lyric Poetry in Classical Antiquity, 3
ENGL-009 Tech Writing – Pre-professional, 3
ENGL-168 Modern Caribbean Literature, 3
GERM-101 Literature of Love, 3
HUMA-107 Women In Literature, 3

Non-Literature Group--Lower Level Courses

GERM-100 Individual and Society, 3
GERM-109 Northern Myths and Legends, 3
GERM-111 Classic Films in English, 3
RUSS-109 Slavic Mythology 3

Non-Literature Group--Upper Level Courses

ARTH-161 Art Appreciation, 3
CLAS-103 Classical Art and Archaeology, 3
CLAS-111 Satire and Comedy in the Ancient World, 3
MUSC-100 Introduction to Music, 3
MUTP-100 Blacks in the Arts, 3
THSV-010 Introduction to Theatre, 3

7. African American Studies Elective Courses (3 hours required)

AFRO-005 Introduction to Afro-American Studies I, 3
AFST-101 African World: Intro to Contemporary Africa, 3
ARTH-193
Black Body Dress & Culture, 3
ENGL-054
Afro-American Literature to 1940, 3
FASH-102
African-American Dress, 3
HIST-005
Introduction to Black Diaspora I, 3
MUTP-100 Blacks in the Arts, 3
POLS-006 Pan Africanism

8. Physical Education (2 credit hours)

PHED-xxx PE/ROTC, 1
PHED-xxx PE/ROTC, 1


Electrical Engineering Course Pre/CoRequisites           back to top

Included in this section is a list of the electrical engineering courses and their pre/co-requisites. Students wishing to register for Electrical Engineering courses must first receive clearance from the EECE-department office to verify that all prerequisites and/or co-requisites have been completed. Faculty advisors will be available to assist students each semester during the university pre-registration period.

Table 4: Electrical Engineering Pre/Co-Requisites

Course

Prerequisite

Co-requisite

Freshman Semester I

EGPP-101 Intro to Engineering CHEM-003
CHEM-003 Chemistry  
CHEM-005 Chemistry Lab.  
ENGL-002 Freshman Composition I  
MATH-156 Calculus I    

Freshman Semester II

ENGL-003 Freshman Comp. II MATH-156 See Advisor
MATH-157 Calculus II See Advisor PHYS-013
PHY-S013 Physics for Science & Engineering    
PHYS-023 Physics for Science & Engineering Lab.    
ELEG-102 Intro. Engineering II    
SYCS-135 Intro to Computer Programming Lecture/Lab.    

Sophomore Semester I

ECON-001 Principles of Economics I MATH-157 See Advisor
MATH-158 Calculus III PHYS-013, MATH-157 PHYS-014
PHYS-014 Physics for Science & Engineering    
PHYS-024 Physics for Science & Engineering Lab.    
CIEG-202 Statics    
ELEG311 Introduction to Digital Systems    

Sophomore Semester II

MATH-159 Differential Equations MATH-157 PHYS-015
PHYS-015 Physics for Science & Engineering PHYS-014 MATH-159
PHYS-025 Physics for Science & Engineering Lab. CIEG-202, MATH-159 ELEG-202
CIEG-302 Dynamics PHYS-014, MATH-157  
ELEG-202 Network Analysis I    
ELEG-204 Intro. E. Lab.    

Junior Semester I

ELEG-301 Net Anal II ELEG-202 ELEG-315
ELEG-303 Electromagnetic Theory and Applications I PHYS-014, MATH-158  
ELEG-307 Electronics I Lc. Lab.    
ELEG-315 Electronics I ELEG-202  
ELEG-321 Signals & Systems I ELEG-202, SYCS-135  
MATH--Advanced Math MATH-159  

Junior Semester II

ELEG-304 Electromagnetic Theory and Applications II ELEG-303 ELEG-316
ELEG-308 Electronics II Lec. Lab. ELEG-315  
ELEG-316 Electronics II ELEG-301  
ELEG-318 Energy Conversion ELEG-321  
ELEG-322 Signals & Systems II    

Senior Semester I

ELEG-401 Fundamental Design Applications Adv. Math, ELEG-322  
ELEG-403 Energy Conversion Lab.   ELEG-318
ELEG--EE Elective See Course Descriptions  
ELEG--EE Elective See Course Descriptions  

Senior Semester II

ELEG-404 Senior Thesis Design ELEG-401
ELEG--EE Elective See Course Descriptions
ELEG--EE Elective See Course Descriptions

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