Electrical Engineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering

For information, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 260 Garland Hall, 513-529-0740.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical engineering is the process of applying electric and magnetic phenomena in an innovative way to create useful products and services. Progress in electrical engineering led society from the electricity age through communication and computer ages to the current information age. The profession encompasses a broad range of concentration areas such as electronic circuits, instrumentation and control, integrated circuits, electromagnetics, power and energy, communications, computers and networks, and signal processing. Products and services like electricity, broadcasting, computers, cellular phones, navigation equipment, and the internet affect and influence every aspect of modern civilization. The widespread utilization of electrical means of measurement and control, computers, and communications has resulted in the need for electrical engineers in all types of industries. Excellent employment opportunities exist for well-prepared graduates.

Miami's electrical engineering curriculum provides students with a sound foundation in basic science, mathematics, the humanities, communication skills, and technical subjects. Design project management and teamwork as well as ethics and professionalism are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to attain within a few years of graduation. The objectives of the electrical engineering program are for graduates to:

  • Apply technical knowledge and professional skills to develop and effect solutions to problems related to electrical engineering and/or pursue advanced studies in electrical engineering or related areas.
  • Make professional decisions with an understanding of the impact on societal, economic, global, and environmental issues.
  • Exercise effective communication, leadership and teamwork skills that contribute to the success of their organizations and careers.
  • Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethical practices, continuous improvement, and lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

These student outcomes prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives listed above.

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Credit/No Credit Policy

All courses in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, statistics and those in the College of Engineering and Computing (CPB, CSE, ECE, EGM, MME, CEC) that are used to fulfill requirements of the major, must be taken for a grade.

Program Requirements

(128 semester hours minimum)

Core Requirements
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
CSE 262Technology, Ethics, and Global Society3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ENG 313Technical Writing3
MTH 151Calculus I5
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
MTH 222Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 252Calculus III4
MTH 347Differential Equations3
PHY 191General Physics with Laboratory I5
PHY 192General Physics with Laboratory II5
Computer Science
CSE 174Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving3
General Engineering
CEC 101Computing, Engineering & Society1
CSE/ECE 102Introduction to Computing and Engineering (or equivalent)3
ECE 448Senior Design Project2
ECE 449Senior Design Project2
Required Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 205Electric Circuit Analysis I4
ECE 287Digital Systems Design4
ECE/MME 303Computer-Aided Experimentation3
ECE 304Electronics3
ECE 306Signals and Systems3
ECE 325Applied Electromagnetics3
ECE 345Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
ECE 387Embedded Systems Design4
ECE 425/ECE 525Digital Signal Processing3
ECE/MME 436Control of Dynamic Systems3
ECE 453/ECE 553Communication Systems3
or ECE 461/ECE 561 Network Performance Analysis
Professional EE Electives 1
Select 9 credits of the following:9
Biomedical Signal Analysis
Radar Signal Processing
Real-Time Digital Signal Processing
Digital Image Processing
Electromagnetics in Wireless Sensing and Communications
Communication Systems
Network Performance Analysis
Introduction to GPS
Software Receiver Technologies
Computer Aided Design Tools for Computer Engineering
Power Systems Engineering
Power Electronics
Electric Machinery and Drives
General Technical Electives 2
Select nine hours of the following:9
Additional courses from the Professional EE Elective list
Introduction to Electrical System Design Methods and Practice
Computer Organization
Energy Systems Engineering
MATLAB and its engineering applications
Undergraduate Research Immersion Project
Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics
Theory and Applications of Graphs
Real Analysis
Introduction to Complex Variables
Numerical Analysis
Contemporary Physics I: Foundations
Contemporary Physics II: Frontiers
and Contemporary Physics Laboratory
Introduction to Computational Physics
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
Materials Physics
Optics and Laser Physics
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Abstraction and Data Structures
Data Communication and Networks
Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (not both)
Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Thermodynamics
Total Credit Hours108-109

ECE 453 and ECE 461 cannot be double-counted as required ECE courses and Professional EE Electives.  If both are taken, one counts as a required ECE course, and the other counts as a Professional EE Elective.


General Technical Electives are subject to the following rules:

  • At least 3 credits of General Technical Electives must be 300-level or above.
  • Courses cannot be double-counted as both Professional EE Electives and General Technical Electives.