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Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E.

Electrical Engineering
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 130
  • Required credits within the major: 115
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The electrical engineering B.S.E.E. program is concerned with the theory, design, and application of electrical phenomena. The department displays strengths in such diverse areas as microelectronics and VLSI, signal processing, electromagnetics, digital computer systems, automatic control, communications, and power and energy. The program balances theoretical and practical experience in electrical engineering through analysis, synthesis, and experimentation, using facilities that include major instructional laboratories and research laboratories.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.S.E.E. in electrical engineering include the following: * EE majors must meet with their advisers each semester. See department for details. * Completion of the EE "Exit Survey," and a one-to-one exit interview with the EE department head.
EE Requirements (37 cr)
EE 1001 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering (2.0 cr)
EE 1315 - Digital Logic (4.0 cr)
EE 2006 - Electrical Circuit Analysis (4.0 cr)
EE 2111 - Linear Systems and Signal Analysis (4.0 cr)
EE 2212 - Electronics I (4.0 cr)
EE 2325 - Microprocessor Systems (4.0 cr)
EE 3151 - Control Systems (4.0 cr)
EE 3235 - Electronics II (4.0 cr)
EE 3445 - Electromagnetic Fields (3.0 cr)
EE 4899 - Senior Design Project I (1.0 cr)
EE 4999 - Senior Design Project II (3.0 cr)
or EE 4951 - ECE Design Workshop (4.0 cr)
EE Electives (21 cr)
Minimum one course from four out of the five areas of specialization. The rest of the credits can be filled from any of the five areas. With approval, students may also take ECE 5995 Special Topics course; group assigned will depend upon topics title.
Take 21 or more credit(s) from the following:
Communications and Signal Processing
· EE 5477 - Antennas and Transmission Lines (3.0 cr)
or EE 5741 - Digital Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
or EE 5765 - Modern Communication (4.0 cr)
· Controls and Robotics
· EE 5151 - Digital Control System Design (3.0 cr)
or EE 5351 - Introduction to Robotics and Mobile Robot Control Architectures (3.0 cr)
or EE 5742 - Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (4.0 cr)
or EE 5801 - Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (3.0 cr)
or EE 5831 - Fuzzy Set Theory and Its Application (3.0 cr)
· Digital Systems
· EE 4305 - Computer Architecture (4.0 cr)
or EE 4321 - Computer Networks (3.0 cr)
or EE 4341 - Digital Systems (4.0 cr)
or EE 5315 - Multiprocessor-Based System Design (3.0 cr)
· Microelectronics and VLSI
· EE 4311 - Design of Very Large-Scale Integrated Circuits (3.0 cr)
or EE 4611 - Introduction to Solid-State Semiconductors (3.0 cr)
or EE 5211 - Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3.0 cr)
or EE 5611 - Microelectronics Technology (3.0 cr)
· Power and Energy
· EE 4501 - Power Systems (4.0 cr)
or EE 5501 - Energy Conversion System (3.0 cr)
or EE 5522 - Power Electronics I (3.0 cr)
Non-EE Electives (3 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials (5.0 cr)
· CHE 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHE 2111 - Material and Energy Balances (3.0 cr)
· IE 3115 - Operations Research (4.0 cr)
· ME 2105 - Introduction to Material Science for Engineers (3.0 cr)
Courses From Other Programs (48 cr)
First math course is determined by the ACT math score. This schedule presupposes placement into Math 1296.
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
MATH 3298 - Calculus III (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
WRIT 1120 - College Writing [LE CAT1, WRITING] (3.0 cr)
WRIT 3130 - Advanced Writing: Engineering (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements (6 cr)
PHIL 3242 - Values and Technology [LE CAT8, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
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