Our Department offers a pre-medical option that allows motivated students to obtain the rigorous education of a bachelors degree in electrical engineering while simultaneously completing the basic science requirements necessary for applying to medical or dental school. Much of the excitement in engineering involves applications of electrical and computer engineering to problems in health, such as the development of nano-scale biosensors, or the signal processing analysis of DNA sequences. The pre-med option allows students to learn the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering while preparing them for entry into either medical school, advanced graduate study, or industry.

Curriculum Requirements

ECE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
ECE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 206Circuits, Signals, and Systems3
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 302Electronics II3
ECE 303Electronics Laboratory1
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 336Discrete-Time Signals and Systems3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 482Senior Project II2
EE Core Electives6
ECE Design Elective3
Engineering and Technical Electives
ECE Elective3
Technical Elective3
Other Courses
Math & Basic Science Credit Hours
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Biology and Chemistry Credit Hours
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
BIL 160Evolution and Biodiversity4
BIL 161Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory1
CHM 121Principles of Chemistry4
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 221Introduction to Structure and Dynamics4
CHM 205Chemical Dynamics Laboratory1
CHM 222Organic Reactions and Synthesis4
CHM 206Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory1-2
Advanced BioScience Elective3
General Education Credit Hours
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours135-136

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
AH Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 4 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II (Substitutes PHY 206) 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 223 University Physics III (Substitutes PHY 207) 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours18
Spring
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
ECE 206 Circuits, Signals, and Systems 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
CHM 221 Introduction to Structure and Dynamics 4
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
Fall
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
ECE 302 Electronics II 3
ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
ECE 336 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 3
CHM 222 Organic Reactions and Synthesis 4
CHM 205 Chemical Dynamics Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours18
Spring
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 3
ECE 310 or IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability
or Introduction to Engineering Probability
3
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
CHM 206 Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory 2
Advanced Bioscience Elective 2 3
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 4 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
Fall
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
EE Design Elective 1 3
EE Core Elective 1 3
EE Core Elective 1 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 4 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
ECE Elective 3
Technical Elective 1 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 4 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours136

Mission

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to achieve and maintain, through a continuous improvement process, excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service to the community and the nation. We endeavor to accomplish this by providing high-quality education and research programs which will impart the requisite knowledge and skills to our students enabling them to assume leadership roles in contributing to the advancement of the underlying electrical and computer engineering technologies which sustain the current world economy, to promote a strong commitment to life-long learning, to prepare them for a variety of alternative career paths and to participate as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and shrinking global community.

Program Educational Objectives

We expect that the alumni of the Electrical Engineering Program will exhibit the following:

  1. Successful careers in dynamic and multidisciplinary fields with the ability to apply electrical engineering practices within societal, global, and environmental contexts in an ethical manner.
  2. Demonstrating life-long learning through activities such as completion of graduate studies and/or professional development.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.