Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics and Photonics) - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


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 electromagnetics and photonics.

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 (122 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 122 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 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
General Chemistry I4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Calculus 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 216GEngineering Physics II3
PHYS 216GLEngineering Physics II Laboratory1
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 100Introduction 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 454Antennas and Radiation4
E E 473Introduction to Optics3
E E Concentration Electives: Choose two courses from the following (one must be an E E course):6-7
Introduction to Semiconductor Devices3
Smart Antennas3
Introduction to Radar3
Microwave Engineering3
Fundamentals of Photonics4
Lasers and Applications4
Engineering Data Analysis3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology3
Engineering Analysis II3
Introduction to Astronomical Observations and Techniques3
Complex Variables3
Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems3
Matrix Theory and Applied Linear Algebra3
Modern Physics3
Modern Experimental Optics3
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)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1200
Total Credits122-124

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 191G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
E E 100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 4
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
CHEM 111G General Chemistry I 4
E E 112 Embedded Systems 4
MATH 192G 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
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
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
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
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
E E 473 Introduction to Optics 3 3
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 454 Antennas and Radiation 3 4
Electromagnetics & Photonics Elective 4 3
General Education Requirement (Area I, IV, V, VI or VWW) 2 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  
Electromagnetics & Photonics Elective 4 3-4
STEM Elective 5 6
 Total Credits122-124