Electrical Engineering (Controls & Robotics) - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Overview
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program of the Klipsch School is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. This particular concentration in the BSEE program gives students the opportunity to explore more deeply the area of controls and robotics.
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.
- Our graduates will obtain relevant, productive employment in the private sector, government and/or pursue an advanced degree.
- Our graduates will be using their engineering foundation to innovate solutions to the problems of the real world.
Requirements (123-124 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.
BSEE students must earn a grade of C- or better in all engineering, technology, math and science courses (including associated prerequisite courses) required for the degree. A student may attempt any of these courses no more than three times to earn a passing grade of C- or better. Students who earn a grade less than a C- will be contacted by the department head or academic advising center and advised about this policy and resources to help in their academic success. If the student fails to pass any of these courses after three attempts, then the student will not be able to continue as an electrical engineering major and will be counseled on other degree options. Students may request an exception to this policy through written appeal to the Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Engineering.
Prefix | Title | Credits |
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General Education | ||
Area I: Communications | ||
English Composition - Level 1 | ||
ENGL 1110G | Composition I | 4 |
English Composition - Level 2 ^{1} | 3 | |
Oral Communication ^{1} | 3 | |
Area II: Mathematics | ||
MATH 1511G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ^{2} | 4 |
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences | 11 | |
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors | 4 | |
Calculus -Based Physics I and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab | 4 | |
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) ^{1} | ||
Area V: Humanities ^{1} | 3 | |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts ^{1} | 3 | |
General Education Elective | ||
MATH 1521G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II | 4 |
Viewing A Wider World ^{3} | 6 | |
Viewing a Wider World Electives | ||
Departmental/College Requirements | ||
Program Specific Requirements | ||
Mathematics and Natural Science | ||
MATH 392 | Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 |
PHYS 1320G & PHYS 1320L | Calculus -Based Physics II and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab | 4 |
ENGR 190 | Introduction to Engineering Mathematics | 4 |
E E 200 | Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications | 4 |
E E 240 | Multivariate and Vector Calculus Applications | 3 |
STEM | 6 | |
Choose two STEM Electives ^{4} | ||
Electrical and Computer Engineering | ||
ENGR 120 | DC Circuit Analysis | 4 |
ENGR 130 | Digital Logic | 4 |
ENGR 140 | Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems | 4 |
ENGR 230 | AC Circuit Analysis | 4 |
E E 300 | Cornerstone Design | 2 |
E E 317 | Semiconductor Devices and Electronics I | 4 |
E E 320 | Signals and Systems I | 3 |
E E 325 | Signals and Systems II | 4 |
E E 340 | Fields and Waves | 4 |
E E 362 | Introduction to Computer Organization | 4 |
ENGR 401 | Engineering Capstone I ^{5} | 3 |
ENGR 402 | Engineering Capstone II | 3 |
E E Concentration Required Courses | ||
E E 407 | Introduction to Control Systems ^{6} | 3 |
E E 475 | Control Systems Synthesis ^{6} | 3 |
E E Concentration Electives: Choose two courses from the following (one must be an E E course): ^{7} | 6 | |
Introduction to Digital Signal Processing | 3 | |
Geometric Algebra | 3 | |
Advanced Image Processing | 3 | |
Digital Image Processing | 3 | |
Space System Mission Design and Analysis | 3 | |
Machine Learning I | 3 | |
Computer Control Systems | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication Systems | 3 | |
Mechanics-Dynamics | 3 | |
Control System Design | 3 | |
Introduction to Robotics | 3 | |
Mechatronics | 3 | |
Python Programming I ^{8,9} | 3 | |
Artificial Intelligence I | 3 | |
Computer Networks I | 3 | |
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control | 3 | |
Applied Linear Algebra | 3 | |
Advanced Linear Algebra | 3 | |
Introduction to Real Analysis I | 3 | |
Probability: Theory and Applications | 3 | |
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) | ||
Programming Elective | ||
Select one course from the following: | 3-4 | |
C++ Programming ^{9} | 3 | |
or C S 451 | C++ Programming | |
Java Programming ^{9} | 3 | |
or C S 452 | Java Programming | |
Python Programming I ^{9} | 3 | |
or C S 453 | Python Programming I | |
Python Programming II ^{9} | 3 | |
or C S 454 | Python Programming II | |
Computer Science I | 4 | |
Object Oriented Programming | 4 | |
Second Language: (not required) | ||
Electives, to bring the total credits to 123 | 0 | |
Total Credits | 123-124 |
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See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
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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.
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See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
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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.
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The prerequisite for ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I for BSEE students is E E 300 Cornerstone Design.
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Students must take both E E 407 Introduction to Control Systems which is offered in the Fall semester and E E 475 Control Systems Synthesis which is offered in the Spring semester. Note also that E E 407 Introduction to Control Systems is a prerequisite for E E 475 Control Systems Synthesis.
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Some of these elective courses may have additional prerequisites.
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Students may count C S 453 Python Programming I toward their Programming Elective or toward their E E Concentration Electives, but may not use the course to count toward both.
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Only one of the 100-level xor the 400-level course may be taken to satisfy degree requirements. Students may not take the 100-level of a course to satisfy the programming elective requirement and the 400-level of the same course to satisfy other degree requirements.
A Suggested Plan of Study for Students
This roadmap assumes student placement in MATH 1511G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 1110G Rhetoric and Composition. 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.
First Year | ||
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Fall | Credits | |
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 |
Credits | 16 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 1511G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I | 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 |
Credits | 15 | |
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 |
Credits | 16 | |
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 or C++ Programming | ||
Java Programming or Java Programming | ||
Python Programming I or Python Programming I | ||
Python Programming II or Python Programming II | ||
Computer Science I | ||
Object Oriented Programming | ||
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) ^{2} | 3 | |
Credits | 16-17 | |
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 | |
Credits | 15 | |
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 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall | ||
ENGR 401 | Engineering Capstone I | 3 |
E E 407 | Introduction to Control Systems ^{3} | 3 |
Controls & Robotics Elective ^{5,6} | 3 | |
STEM Elective ^{4,5} | 3 | |
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) ^{2,5} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
ENGR 402 | Engineering Capstone II | 3 |
E E 475 | Control Systems Synthesis | 3 |
Controls & Robotics Elective ^{5,6} | 3 | |
STEM Elective ^{4,5} | 3 | |
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) ^{2,5} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Total Credits | 123-124 |
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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.
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See the General Education and Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
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Students must take both E E 407 Introduction to Control Systems which is offered in the Fall semester and E E 475 Control Systems Synthesis which is offered in the Spring semester. Note also that E E 407 Introduction to Control Systems is a prerequisite for E E 475 Control Systems Synthesis.
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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.
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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.
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At least one Controls & Robotics Elective must be from the E E prefix. See E E Concentration Electives in the Degree Requirements section above.