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

Program 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 achieve:

  • Success in being employed in an area related to electrical engineering or enrolled in an advanced program.
  • Advancement in professional skills and knowledge with an understanding of the impact on societal, economic, global, and environmental issues.
  • Progression in responsibilities by exercising effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.
  • Commitment to professionalism, ethical, inclusive and equitable practices, continuous improvement, and lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

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

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions .
  7. 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.

Divisional Policy

Multiple Majors: Students with two or more majors in the College of Engineering and Computing must take a minimum of 15 unique, additional credit hours in each major.


Program Requirements

(104 semester hours minimum)

Core Requirements
CHM 141College Chemistry3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECE 345Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes3
ENG 313Technical Writing3
MTH 151Calculus I4
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
MTH 246Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers4
MTH 252Calculus III4
PHY 181General Physics I4
PHY 182General Physics II4
PHY 183General Physics Laboratory I1
PHY 184General Physics Laboratory II1
Computer Science
CSE 174Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming3
General Engineering
CEC 111Imagination, Ingenuity and Impact I2
CEC 112Imagination, Ingenuity, and Impact II2
ECE 448Senior Design Project2
ECE 449Senior Design Project2
Required Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 205Electric Circuit Analysis I4
ECE 287Digital Systems Design4
ECE 301Advanced Circuits and Fundamentals of Renewable Energy3
ECE/MME 303Computer-Aided Experimentation3
or ECE 314 Elements of Robotics
ECE 304Electronics3
ECE 306Signals and Systems3
ECE 325Applied Electromagnetics3
ECE 425Digital Signal Processing3
ECE/MME 436Control of Dynamic Systems3
ECE 484Embedded Systems Design3
Professional EE Electives
Select 12 hours of the following:12
Introduction to Smartphone Technologies
Sensors and Data Fusion with Robotics Applications
Design and Modeling of Robotic Systems
Biomedical Signal Analysis and Machine Learning
Radar Signal Processing
Digital Image Processing
Electromagnetics in Wireless Sensing and Communications
Communication Systems
Network Performance Analysis
Computer Aided Design Tools for Computer Engineering
Power Systems Engineering
Power Electronics
Electric Vehicle Technology
General Technical Electives 1
Select 11 hours of the following:11
Additional courses from the Professional EE Elective list
Computer Organization
Energy Systems Engineering
MATLAB and its engineering applications
Industrial Robotics
Undergraduate Research Immersion Project
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
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
Optics and Laser Physics
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Abstraction and Data Structures
CSE 283
Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (not both)
Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Thermodynamics
Total Credit Hours104-105

General Technical Electives are subject to the following rules:

  • At least 3 credits of General Technical Electives must be 300-level or above.
  • At least 6 credits must be from ECE. 
  • Courses cannot be double-counted as both Professional EE Electives and General Technical Electives.
  • CHM 141/CHM 144 may be used if they are not double-counted for Miami Plan requirement.