Electrical Engineering (Computers and Microelectronics) - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


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 computers and microelectronics.

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 (121 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 121 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 Communication 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
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences ( 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 1
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives (PHIL 323V strongly recommended) 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
E E 200Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications4
E E 240Multivariate and Vector Calculus Applications3
Choose two STEM electives 46
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ENGR 100GIntroduction to Engineering (or choose third STEM Elective) 23
E E 100Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering4
E E 112Embedded Systems4
E E 212Introduction to Computer Organization4
E E 230Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Electronics4
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 333AC Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Power Systems3
E E 340Fields and Waves4
E E 402Capstone Design I3
or ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I
E E 404Capstone Design II3
or ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II
E E Concentration Required Courses
E E 462Computer Systems Architecture3
E E 480Introduction to Analog and Digital VLSI3
E E Concentration Electives: Choose two courses from the following (one must be an E E course):6-7
ASIC Design3
Power Electronics3
Mobile Application Development3
Hardware Security and Trust3
ARM SOC Design3
Communications Networks3
Electronics II3
Analog VLSI Design3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology3
Algorithm Design & Implementation3
Compilers and Automata Theory4
Software Development4
Data Structures and Algorithms4
Python Programming I3
Operating Systems I3
Computer Security3
Linux System Administration3
Visual Programming3
Database Management Systems I3
Parallel Programming3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Object-Oriented Programming
Select one course from the following:3-4
C++ Programming3
Java Programming3
Python Programming II3
Computer Science I4
Object Oriented Programming4
Second Language: (not required)
Elective, to bring the total credits to 1210
Total Credits121-123

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G 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
E E 100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 4
ENGR 100G Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
E E 112 Embedded Systems 4
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
Second Year
E E 212 Introduction to Computer Organization 4
E E 200 Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications 4
PHYS 1310G
PHYS 1310L
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
E E 230 Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Electronics 4
E E 240 Multivariate and Vector Calculus Applications 3
PHYS 1320G
PHYS 1320L
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
Third Year
E E 300 Cornerstone Design 2
E E 320 Signals and Systems I 3
E E 333 AC Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Power Systems 3
E E 340 Fields and Waves 4
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
E E 317 Semiconductor Devices and Electronics I 4
E E 325 Signals and Systems II 4
Computers & Microelectronics Elective 3 3-4
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
Fourth Year
E E 402
Capstone Design I
or Engineering Capstone I
E E 462 Computer Systems Architecture 4 3
E E 480 Introduction to Analog and Digital VLSI 4 3
Computers & Microelectronics Elective 3 3
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
E E 404
Capstone Design II
or Engineering Capstone II
Choose one Object-Oriented Programming course from the following: 3-4
C++ Programming  
Java Programming  
Python Programming II  
Computer Science I  
Object Oriented Programming  
STEM Electives 5 6
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 3
 Total Credits121-123