Electrical Engineering (Communications and Signal Processing) - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S. EE) program of the Klipsch School is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. This particular concentration in the B.S. EE program gives students the opportunity to explore more deeply the area of communications and signal processing.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Below are the program educational objectives (PEOs) that describe the expected accomplishments of graduate during their first few years after graduation.

  1. Our graduates will obtain relevant, productive employment in the private sector, government and/or pursue an advanced degree.
  2. Our graduates will be using their engineering foundation to innovate solutions to the problems of the real world.

Requirements (123-125 credits)

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 123 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communications 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics and Natural Science
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 1320G
PHYS 1320L
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
ENGR 190Introduction to Engineering Mathematics4
E E 200Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications4
E E 240Multivariate and Vector Calculus Applications3
STEM
Choose two STEM Electives 46
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ENGR 120DC Circuit Analysis4
ENGR 130Digital Logic4
ENGR 140Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems4
ENGR 230AC Circuit Analysis4
E E 300Cornerstone Design2
E E 317Semiconductor Devices and Electronics I4
E E 320Signals and Systems I3
E E 325Signals and Systems II4
E E 340Fields and Waves4
E E 362Introduction to Computer Organization4
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
E E Concentration Required Courses
E E 395Introduction to Digital Signal Processing3
E E 496Introduction to Communication Systems3
E E Concentration Electives: Choose two courses from the following (one must be an E E course):6-7
Advanced Image Processing3
Digital Image Processing3
Neural Signal Processing3
Space System Mission Design and Analysis3
Machine Learning I3
Selected Topics (Wireless Communications)3
Digital Communication Systems I3
Algorithm Design & Implementation3
Data Structures and Algorithms4
Python Programming I 53
Artificial Intelligence I3
Computer Graphics I3
Digital Game Design3
Computer Security3
Bioinformatics3
Complex Variables3
Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems3
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control3
Applied Linear Algebra3
Advanced Linear Algebra3
Introduction to Real Analysis I3
Probability: Theory and Applications3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Programming Elective
Select one course from the following:3-4
C++ Programming3
Java Programming3
Python Programming I 53
Python Programming II3
Computer Science I4
Object Oriented Programming0,4
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1230
Total Credits123-125
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I first.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

STEM Elective: Course at the 300 level or above from E E that is not used to satisfy any other E E program requirement or courses at the 300 level or above from A E, C E, CHME, I E, M E, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, C S, MATH, PHYS and STAT.  Excluded courses include VWW courses and those which are substantially equivalent to an E E course. Click to view a list of excluded STEM Electives.

5

Students may take C S 153 Python Programming I toward their Programming Elective or C S 453 Python Programming I toward their E E Concentration Electives, but not both.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGR 190 Introduction to Engineering Mathematics 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
ENGR 120 DC Circuit Analysis 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
ENGR 130 Digital Logic 4
ENGR 140 Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems 4
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
PHYS 1310G
PHYS 1310L
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
E E 200 Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications 4
ENGR 230 AC Circuit Analysis 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 1320G
PHYS 1320L
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
E E 240 Multivariate and Vector Calculus Applications 3
Choose one Programming course from the following: 3-4
C++ Programming  
Java Programming  
Python Programming I  
Python Programming II  
Computer Science I  
Object Oriented Programming  
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
 Credits16-17
Third Year
Fall
E E 300 Cornerstone Design 2
E E 320 Signals and Systems I 3
E E 340 Fields and Waves 4
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
E E 317 Semiconductor Devices and Electronics I 4
E E 325 Signals and Systems II 4
E E 362 Introduction to Computer Organization 4
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I 3
E E 395 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing 3 3
E E 496 Introduction to Communication Systems 3 3
STEM Elective 4,5 3
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V or VWW) 2,5 3
 Credits15
Spring
ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II 3
Communications & Signal Processing Elective 5,6 3-4
Communications & Signal Processing Elective 5,6 3
STEM Elective 4,5 3
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V or VWW) 2,5 3
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits123-125
1

MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I first.

2

See the General Education and Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

 Students must take both E E 395 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing and E E 496 Introduction to Communication Systems, both of which are offered in the Fall semester.

4

STEM Elective: Course at the 300 level or above from E E that is not used to satisfy any other E E program requirement or courses at the 300 level or above from A E, C E, CHME, I E, M E, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, C S, MATH, PHYS and STAT.  Excluded courses include VWW courses and those which are substantially equivalent to an E E course. Click to view a list of excluded STEM Electives.

5

Depending on availability of specific courses in the fall or spring semester, students may need to reorganize the ECE Electives, STEM electives, and/or Gen Ed/VWW electives in their final year.  Students are strongly advised to consult with their ECE Faculty Mentor for assistance in planning their final year.

6

One Communications & Signal Processing Elective Courses must be from the E E Prefix. Communications & Signal Processing Elective Courses: