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.
These student outcomes prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives listed above.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions .
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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.
DOUBLE MAJORS: Students with two majors in the College of Engineering and Computing must take a minimum of 15 different/additional credit hours in their second major beyond the requirements of their first major.
(128 semester hours minimum)
& CHM 144
and College Chemistry Laboratory
|CSE 262||Technology, Ethics, and Global Society||3|
|ECO 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ENG 313||Technical Writing||3|
|MTH 151||Calculus I||5|
|MTH 251||Calculus II||4-5|
|or MTH 249||Calculus II|
|MTH 222||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3|
|MTH 252||Calculus III||4|
|MTH 347||Differential Equations||3|
|PHY 191||General Physics with Laboratory I||5|
|PHY 192||General Physics with Laboratory II||5|
|CSE 174||Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving||3|
|CEC 101||Computing, Engineering & Society||1|
|ECE 102||Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering||3|
|ECE 448||Senior Design Project||2|
|ECE 449||Senior Design Project||2|
|Required Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|ECE 205||Electric Circuit Analysis I||4|
|ECE 287||Digital Systems Design||4|
|ECE 301||Advanced Circuits and Fundamentals of Renewable Energy||3|
|ECE/MME 303||Computer-Aided Experimentation||3|
|or ECE 314||Elements of Robotics|
|ECE 306||Signals and Systems||3|
|ECE 325||Applied Electromagnetics||3|
|ECE 345||Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers||3|
|ECE 387||Embedded Systems Design||4|
|ECE 425||Digital Signal Processing||3|
|ECE/MME 436||Control of Dynamic Systems||3|
|ECE 453||Communication Systems||3|
|or ECE 461||Network Performance Analysis|
|Professional EE Electives 1|
|Select 9 credits of the following:||9|
|Biomedical Signal Analysis|
|Radar Signal Processing|
|Digital Image Processing|
|Electromagnetics in Wireless Sensing and Communications|
|Network Performance Analysis|
|Introduction to GPS|
|Software Receiver Technologies|
|Computer Aided Design Tools for Computer Engineering|
|Power Systems Engineering|
|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|
|Energy Systems Engineering|
|MATLAB and its engineering applications|
|Undergraduate Research Immersion Project|
|Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics|
|Theory and Applications of Graphs|
|Introduction to Complex Variables|
|Contemporary Physics I: Foundations|
|Contemporary Physics II: Frontiers|
and Contemporary Physics Laboratory
|Introduction to Computational Physics|
|Molecular and Cellular Biophysics|
|Optics and Laser Physics|
|Data Abstraction and Data Structures|
|Data Communication and Networks|
|Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (not both)|
or CPB 219
|Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials|
|Total Credit Hours||111-112|
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: