Department of Engineering

BS in Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering program is accredited by the EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) of ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

Graduates of the program are prepared to:

  1. excel as engineers in technologically-intensive environments;
  2. succeed in post-baccalaureate and graduate studies;
  3. transfer their acquired skills to a variety of contexts and endeavors; and
  4. contribute to society as broadly educated, articulate, and ethical professionals and citizens.

These objectives are complementary to and in addition to the general education objectives of the University.

The electrical engineering program may be augmented with a concentration in computer engineering or an M.B.A. with a concentration in engineering.

Minimum number of credits required for the major: 128.5. Course requirements are as follows (concurrent core curriculum requirements are noted in parentheses for reference):

Mathematics
MAT 145 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 152 Calculus A (Core: Quantitative Reasoning)
MAT 153 Calculus B
MAT 252 Calculus C (Core: Cluster Alternative)
MAT 380 Probability and Statistics (Core: Cluster Alternative)

Computer Programming
EGN 160 Introduction to Programming: The C Language; or
COS 160 Structured Problem Solving: Java; and
COS 170 Structured Programming Laboratory

Basic Science
CHY 113 Principles of Chemistry I (Core: Science Exploration)
CHY 114 Laboratory Techniques I (Core: Science Exploration)
PHY 121 General Physics I
PHY 114 Introductory Physics Laboratory I
PHY 123 General Physics II
PHY 116 Introductory Physics Laboratory II

Creative Expression (Core)
THE 170 Public Speaking or HON 175 Oral Interpretation of Texts

Engineering Core
EYE 112 Built Environment: Energy; or another Entry Year Experience course approved by the Engineering Department
EGN 248 Introduction to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
EGN 301 Junior Design Project and the Engineering Profession
EGN 402 Senior Design Project (Core: Capstone)
ELE 216 Circuits I: Steady-State Analysis
ELE 217 Circuits II: System Dynamics
ELE 219 Circuits Laboratory
ELE 323 Electromechanical Energy Conversion
ITP 210 Technical Writing

Electrical Engineering
EGN 325 Control Systems
EGN 329 Electromechanical and Control Systems Laboratory
ELE 172 Digital Logic
ELE 179 Digital Logic Laboratory
ELE 262 Physical Electronics
ELE 271 Microprocessor Systems
ELE 314 Linear Signals and Systems
ELE 342 Electronics I: Devices and Circuits
ELE 343 Electronics II: Electronic Design
ELE 351 Electromagnetic Fields
ELE 486 Digital Signal Processing
ELE 489 Analog and Digital Signals Laboratory

Engineering Tools
EGN 187 PSpice

Completion of two (2) additional 1-credit courses with the Engineering Tools designation (EGN 181 to EGN 188).

Technical Electives
Completion of five (5) engineering courses with 3 or more credits each at the junior or senior level (300-level or higher EGN, ELE, or MEE), in addition to those courses explicitly required above.

For graduation, electrical engineering majors must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in engineering courses.

Permission from the student's advisor is required before taking any course outside USM to satisfy a requirement of the major.

 

Computer Engineering Concentration

Students with a particular interest in design and application of computer hardware and software systems may choose the computer engineering concentration.

Minimum number of credits required for the concentration: 128.5. Requirements for the bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in computer engineering differ from the standard electrical engineering degree requirements as follows:

Students in the concentration are not required to take these courses:
ELE 323 Electromechanical Energy Conversion
EGN 325 Control Systems
EGN 329 Electromechanical and Control Systems Laboratory
ELE 343 Electronics II: Electronic Design
ELE 351 Electromagnetic Fields

Instead, they are required to take:
COS 160 Structured Problem Solving: Java
COS 170 Structured Programming Laboratory
COS 161 Algorithms in Programming
COS 285 Data Structures
One 300-level or higher computer science elective
One additional 300-level or higher computer science or engineering elective, as approved by the student's advisor

For graduation, majors of electrical engineering with a concentration in computer engineering must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in engineering and computer science courses.

For the best overall Financial Aid package, submit your USM application and complete your FAFSA by January 15. However, you can apply at any time. Undergraduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  

 

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