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The BS Degree in Electrical Engineering consists of 128 semester credit hours divided into a lower division, providing diverse courses over a broad base of technical subjects, and an upper division providing more-specialized courses.
We, the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, commit ourselves to providing quality baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs to a diverse student population. We envision capitalizing on the bi-national location of our Institution and the collective strengths of our students and staff to create and maintain educational and research collaborations of the highest quality with faculty, institutions and industrial partners in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America. We aspire to be a new model for engineering education that is committed to the ideals of excellence and access.
The Electrical Engineering Program will:
- Dedicate itself to providing its students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will allow its graduates to succeed as engineers and leaders.
- Maintain a vital, state-of-the art research enterprise that provides its students and faculty with opportunities to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.
- Prepare its graduates for life-long learning to meet intellectual, ethical, and career challenges.
- Recognize and act upon the special mandate to make high-quality engineering education available to the residents of El Paso and the surrounding binational metroplex.
As individuals and as members of teams, our graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to formulate, analyze, and solve electrical and computer engineering problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply the design process to engineering problems.
- Communicate effectively with those inside and outside of electrical and computer engineering.
- Exhibit social and professional responsibility in a global context.
Concentrations within the BS in Electrical Engineering cover a range of electrical engineering sub-disciplines and allows a student to focus on their particular area of interest using technical electives. Interested students should select a concentration prior to completion of the junior year, and plan their course schedule to satisfy any prerequisites for courses within their chosen concentration. Most concentration courses are offered only once each academic year. The list of courses for each specific concentration is available from the advisor.
- Computer Engineering Concentration: Students in this concentration study the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems, computer controlled equipment, and networks of intelligent devices.
- Fields and Devices Concentration: Students in this concentration learn about the physical foundations for materials and devices used in modern electronic and optoelectronic systems as well as different aspects of applied electromagnetics. They also learn the engineering principles for the design and development of devices and systems.
- Systems and Communications Engineering: Students in this area learn about the theory, applications, algorithms, and implementation of devices and systems for the generation, transformation, extraction, transmission, and interpretation of information contained in signals. They also learn about how this information can be used to analyze, optimize, and control dynamic systems.
- General Electrical Engineering: Students in this concentration have the opportunity to acquire a broad background in the field by taking selection of courses across different sub-disciplines in electrical engineering.
In addition to the concentration courses, the following courses may be applied toward any concentration requirement with prior approval from the area committees and the advisor.
|EE 4371||Engineering Problems Seminar||3|
|EE 4395||Special Topics-Electrical Engr||3|
Fast Track Combined BSEE/Master Program in Electrical or Computer Engineering
Students with at least 90 hours accumulated toward their BSEE degree and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 may be eligible for admission into the fast-track BSEE/Master Program. Students admitted to this program receive dual undergraduate and graduate credit for up to 15 credit hours of ECE graduate courses per approval of the undergraduate and graduate advisors. Eligible ECE graduate courses for dual credit come from a list approved by the ECE Faculty. Students must earn a B or better in the graduate course to count as graduate credit for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or for the Master of Science in Computer Engineering. If the grade is a C, it will not count towards the graduate degree but will still count towards the undergraduate degree.
Joint Degree BS-MBA Program
Students with at least 90 hours accumulated toward their BSEE degree and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 can pursue a joint-degree BS-MBA program. Students need to apply and be admitted to the MBA program. Students admitted to this program (a) will apply credit for ECON 5360 Global Econ Environment-Mgrs, BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics, and ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting toward the requirements of one technical elective and two concentration electives for the BS in Electrical Engineering and (b) will apply credit for nine dual-credit hours of courses qualifying for graduate credit in Electrical Engineering (two technical electives, plus EE 4230 and EE 4171) toward the elective requirements of the MBA program.
BS in Electrical Engineering
BS in Electrical Engineering with Concentration
Required Credits: 128
Concentration in General Engineering
Concentration in Computer Engineering
Concentration in Fields and Devices
Concentration in General Electrical Engineering
Concentration in Systems and Communication
University Core Curriculum
NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.
Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.
Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.
NOTE: All courses require a C or better
|Written and Oral Communication|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition 2|
|Rhetoric, Composition & Comm|
|Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1|
|Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1|
|HIST 1301||History of U.S. to 1865 (C)||3|
|HIST 1302||History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)||3|
Language, Philosophy & Culture
Life & Physical Sciences - Lab
Life and Physical Sciences
A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.)
|POLS 2310||Introduction to Politics (C)||3|
|POLS 2311||American Gover & Politics (C)||3|
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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