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Electrical Engineering B.E.E.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 128
  • Required credits within the major: 105
  • Degree: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
The mission of the electrical engineering program is to educate students in the core topics as well as in a broad set of specialties of electrical engineering, to impart students with professional attributes that characterize a well-schooled engineer and citizen, and to provide students with opportunities for research experience in one of the leading electrical engineering centers of scholarship. Electrical engineers work in highly diverse areas such as computers, telecommunications, semiconductors, electric energy, consumer and entertainment electronics, biomedical technology, defense and aerospace systems, and automotive electronics. They design and develop components, software, and systems; carry out analysis; and work in research, management, and sales. The bachelor of electrical engineering prepares students for immediate entry into professional work, for graduate study and further specialization in engineering, for advanced work in business and management, or for study in a different direction such as medicine.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 9 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
Students interested in pursuing a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering are encouraged to take EE 1001 in their first year.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or Honors Curriculum
For those students pursuing Latin Honors
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III (4.0 cr)
MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2582H {Inactive} (5.0 cr)
MATH 2583H {Inactive} (5.0 cr)
MATH 3584H - Honors Calculus IV: Advanced Placement (5.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Chemistry and Physics
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1031H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 1032H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 2303 - Physics III: Physics of Matter (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 2311 - Modern Physics (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 2403H - Honors Physics III (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 2503 - Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Computer Science
EE 1301 - Introduction to Computing Systems (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Lower Division Core Courses
EE 2001 - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics (3.0 cr)
EE 2002 - Introductory Circuits and Electronics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
EE 2011 - Linear Systems, Circuits, and Electronics (3.0 cr)
EE 2301 - Introduction to Digital System Design (4.0 cr)
EE 2361 - Introduction to Microcontrollers (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Upper Divison Required Courses
EE 3015 - Signals and Systems (3.0 cr)
EE 3025 - Statistical Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering (3.0 cr)
EE 3101 - Circuits and Electronics Laboratory I (2.0 cr)
EE 3102 - Circuits and Electronics Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
EE 3115 - Analog Electronics (3.0 cr)
EE 3161 - Semiconductor Devices (3.0 cr)
EE 3601 - Transmission Lines, Fields, and Waves (3.0 cr)
EE Technical Electives
Students need to complete 34 technical elective credits with a minimum of 22 coming from EE 4xxx or 5xxx courses. Of the technical electives one course must be chosen from four of the specialty areas and at least two courses must be chosen from one of the specialty areas. A senior design project is also required as are two additional EE lab courses. Students who complete the two-semester senior honors project instead of the senior design project only need to take one additional EE lab course.
Take 34 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AEM 2021 - Statics and Dynamics (4.0 cr)
· AEM 4601 - Instrumentation Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· BBE 3013 - Engineering Principles of Molecular and Cellular Processes (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· BLAW 3058 - The Law of Contracts and Agency (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 5401 - Advanced Biomedical Imaging (3.0 cr)
· CE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
· CE 4101W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab (4.0 cr)
· CSCI 4xxx
· CSCI 5xxx
· IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making (4.0 cr)
· IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis (4.0 cr)
· IE 5512 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· IE 5513 - Engineering Safety (4.0 cr)
· IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability (4.0 cr)
· IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I (4.0 cr)
· IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
· IE 5551 - Production Planning and Inventory Control (4.0 cr)
· IE 5552 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· IE 5553 - Simulation (4.0 cr)
· MATS 3011 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3.0 cr)
· MATS 3012 - Metals and Alloys (3.0 cr)
· MATS 3851W - Materials Properties Lab [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MATS 3013 - Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3.0 cr)
· MATH 3283W - Sequences, Series, and Foundations: Writing Intensive [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4xxx
· MATH 5xxx
· ME 3324 - Introduction to Thermal Science (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 3061 - Principles of Physiology (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 2605 - Quantum Physics Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 4101 - Quantum Mechanics (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 4201 - Statistical and Thermal Physics (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5041 - Bayesian Decision Making (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0 cr)
· ME 3331 - Thermal Sciences I (3.0 cr)
· ME 3332 - Thermal Sciences II (3.0 cr)
· ME 3333 - Thermal Sciences III (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I (2.0 cr)
· Students must complete both courses to receive credit.
· AEM 2011 - Statics (3.0 cr)
AEM 2012 - Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· Students must complete both courses to receive credit.
· AEM 2011 - Statics (3.0 cr)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· Students must complete both courses to receive credit.
· EE 3041 - Industrial Assignment I (2.0 cr)
EE 4043W - Industrial Assignment II [WI] (4.0 cr)
· Management Minor
Students must complete a management minor to receive any credit. Only the following courses count.
· ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
or FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
or MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
or HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
or SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
or PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (3.0 cr)
or PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· Accounting Minor
Students must complete an accounting minor to receive any credit. Only the following courses count.
· ACCT 5101 - Intermediate Accounting I (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 5102W - Intermediate Accounting II [WI] (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 3201 - Intermediate Management Accounting (2.0 cr)
or ACCT 5135 - Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 5160 - Financial Statement Analysis (2.0 cr)
or ACCT 5180 - Consolidations and Advanced Reporting (2.0 cr)
or ACCT 5310 - International Accounting (2.0 cr)
· Biochemistry Minor
Students must complete a biochem minor to receive any credit. Only the following courses count.
· BIOC 4331 - Biochemistry I: Structure, Catalysis, and Metabolism in Biological Systems (4.0 cr)
or BIOC 4332 - Biochemistry II: Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction and Gene Expression (4.0 cr)
or BIOC 4025 - Laboratory in Biochemistry (2.0 cr)
· Biology Minor
Students must complete a biology minor to receive any credit. Only the following courses count.
· BIOL 3xxx
or BIOL 4xxx
or BIOL 5xxx
· Other minors as approved by director of undergraduate studies
Other minors may count toward Technical Electives if approved by ECE director of UG studies.
· Department Electives
Take 22 or more credit(s) including 0 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Senior Design Project
A senior design project is required.
· EE 4951W - Senior Design Project [WI] (4.0 cr)
or EE 4981H - Senior Honors Project I (2.0 cr)
EE 4982V - Senior Honors Project II [WI] (2.0 cr)
· Lab Courses
Two additional EE lab courses are required. Senior honors project students only need to take one.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 4235 - Linear Control Systems Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4237 - State Space Control Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4301 - Digital Design With Programmable Logic (4.0 cr)
· EE 4341 - Embedded System Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 4505 - Communications Systems Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4703 - Electric Drives Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4722 - Power System Analysis Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4743 - Switch-Mode Power Electronics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4930 - Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EE 5141 - Introduction to Microsystem Technology (4.0 cr)
· EE 5173 - Basic Microelectronics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 5327 - VLSI Design Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· EE 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5613 - RF/Microwave Circuit Design Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· EE 5622 - Physical Optics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 5628 - Fiber Optics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 5657W - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology [WI] (4.0 cr)
· EE 4163 - Energy Conversion and Storage Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· Breadth and Depth Requirements (Specialty Areas)
One course chosen from four specialty areas and two courses chosen from one specialty area.
Communications, Signal Processing, and Biomedical
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 4501 - Communications Systems (3.0 cr)
· EE 4541 - Digital Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
· EE 5381 - Telecommunications Networks (3.0 cr)
· EE 5501 - Digital Communication (3.0 cr)
· EE 5505 - Wireless Communication (3.0 cr)
· EE 5531 - Probability and Stochastic Processes (3.0 cr)
· EE 5542 - Adaptive Digital Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
· EE 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5549 - Digital Signal Processing Structures for VLSI (3.0 cr)
· EE 5551 - Multiscale and Multirate Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
· EE 5561 - Image Processing and Applications (3.0 cr)
· EE 5581 - Information Theory and Coding (3.0 cr)
· EE 5583 - Error Control Coding (3.0 cr)
· EE 5585 - Data Compression (3.0 cr)
Controls
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 4231 - Linear Control Systems: Designed by Input/Output Methods (3.0 cr)
· EE 4233 - State Space Control System Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5231 - Linear Systems and Optimal Control (3.0 cr)
· EE 5235 - Robust Control System Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5239 - Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization (3.0 cr)
Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 4301 - Digital Design With Programmable Logic (4.0 cr)
· EE 4341 - Embedded System Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 4363 - Computer Architecture and Machine Organization (4.0 cr)
· EE 4389W - Introduction to Predictive Learning [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EE 4609 - Digital Signal Integrity (3.0 cr)
· EE 5364 - Advanced Computer Architecture (3.0 cr)
· EE 5371 - Computer Systems Performance Measurement and Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· EE 5393 - Circuits, Computation, and Biology (3.0 cr)
· EE 5863 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
VSLI and CAD
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 5301 - VLSI Design Automation I (3.0 cr)
· EE 5302 - VLSI Design Automation II (3.0 cr)
· EE 5323 - VLSI Design I (3.0 cr)
· EE 5324 - VLSI Design II (3.0 cr)
· EE 5327 - VLSI Design Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· EE 5329 - VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems (3.0 cr)
· EE 5333 - Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3.0 cr)
Electronics, Microelectronics, and Semiconductor Devices
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 5121 - Transistor Device Modeling for Circuit Simulation (3.0 cr)
· EE 5141 - Introduction to Microsystem Technology (4.0 cr)
· EE 5163 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices I (3.0 cr)
· EE 5164 - Semiconductor Properties and Devices II (3.0 cr)
· EE 5171 - Microelectronic Fabrication (4.0 cr)
· EE 5181 - Introduction to Nanotechnology (4.0 cr)
· EE 4161W - Energy Conversion and Storage [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EE 5657W - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology [WI] (4.0 cr)
Power and Energy
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 4701 - Electric Drives (3.0 cr)
· EE 4721 - Introduction to Power System Analysis (3.0 cr)
· EE 4724 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· EE 4741 - Power Electronics (3.0 cr)
· EE 5705 - Electric Drives in Sustainable Energy Systems (3.0 cr)
· EE 5721 - Power Generation Operation and Control (3.0 cr)
· EE 5725 - Power Systems Engineering (3.0 cr)
· EE 5741 - Advanced Power Electronics (3.0 cr)
Magnetics, Optics, and RF
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 4607 - Wireless Hardware System Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5601 - Introduction to RF/Microwave Engineering (3.0 cr)
· EE 5602 - RF/Microwave Circuit Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5611 - Plasma-Aided Manufacturing (4.0 cr)
· EE 5613 - RF/Microwave Circuit Design Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· EE 5616 - Antenna Theory and Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5621 - Physical Optics (3.0 cr)
· EE 5624 - Optical Electronics (4.0 cr)
· EE 5627 - Optical Fiber Communication (3.0 cr)
· EE 5628 - Fiber Optics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 5629 - Optical System Design (2.0 cr)
· EE 5653 - Physical Principles of Magnetic Materials (3.0 cr)
· EE 5655 - Magnetic Recording (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
EIP
Internship/Cooperative learning program.
Take EE 3041 (2 cr) and then EE 4043W (4 cr), with the possibility of a third course, EE 4044 (2 cr).
Internship
EE 3041 - Industrial Assignment I (2.0 cr)
EE 4043W - Industrial Assignment II [WI] (4.0 cr)
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html. Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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