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B.S. in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering provides the student with the opportunity to acquire a broad background in circuit theory, communication systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources and systems, and electronic devices. Emphasis on design places the Embry-Riddle Electrical Engineering student in a unique position to increase employment opportunities after graduation.

Three tracks are available in the Electrical Engineering program: Avionics, Aerospace Systems, and Non-Track. The first year and a half are common, with a one course difference so students do not need to make a track decision until the beginning of their third year.

In a few years of completing their undergraduate degree, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering:

  • Will establish themselves in successful aerospace, aviation, and engineering careers and/or will be pursuing advanced degrees;

  • Will be serving society and their professions as involved and responsible citizens, leaders, and role models by demonstrating strong values, high ethical standards, and integrity;

  • Will have reputations as practical problem solvers, systems thinkers, innovators, and as those who are curious and have a continued interest in learning

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

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering requires the successful completion of a minimum of 129 credit hours.

Accelerated MSECE Option

Exceptional students in undergraduate engineering programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program, are invited to apply to the Accelerated Master of Science Option in Electrical and Computer Engineering. This program enables students to pursue a MSECE degree with only one additional year of studies beyond the BS degree. For additional details, see the Accelerated MSECE section of the catalog.

Aerospace Systems Track

The modern aircraft is an assembly of a wide spectrum of components, all operating together in a large and complex system. The aircraft then operates in the National Airspace System where it must operate in harmony with other aircraft, air traffic management, navigation, and safety systems, all at a reasonable cost. This example shows the importance of systems engineering and the broad range of subjects covered.

Suggested Program of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites (check the course descriptions before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing).

See the Common Year One outline in the Freshman Engineering Program Introduction. CS 223 is a required course for this degree program.

Year One
Credits
See the Common Year One outline in the College of Engineering introduction. 32-33
 Credits Subtotal32.0-33.0
Year Two
COM 219 Speech 3-4
Digital Circuit Design
Digital Circuit Design Laboratory
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
CS 225 Computer Science II 4
EE 223 Linear Circuits Analysis I 3
EE 224 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 1
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
SYS 301 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0-34.0
Year Three
CEC 315 Signals and Systems 3
CEC 330 Digital Systems Design with Aerospace Applications 4
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE 300 Linear Circuits Analysis II 3
EE 302 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3
EE 304 Electronic Circuits Laboratory 1
SYS 303 Optimization in Systems Engineering 3
SYS 304 Trade Studies, Risk and Decision Analysis 3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
Humanitites Lower-Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Year Four
CEC 460 Telecommunications Systems 3
EE 308 Introduction to Electrical Communications 3
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 402 Control Systems Laboratory 1
SYS 415 Systems Engineering Practices: Specialty Engineering 3
SYS 417 Systems Engineering Capstone Project I 3
SYS 418 Systems Engineering Capstone Project II 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Upper-Level Elective 3
Specified Electives * 9
 Credits Subtotal31.0
 Credits Total: 129
 
*

Note: Specified electives are courses to be selected, with the approval of the program coordinator, to support acquiring a minor, an identified concentration of domain knowledge (for example, but not restricted to aerospace, aviation, business, communications, human factors, mathematics, etc.) or further depth in systems engineering, electrical engineering, or related discipline.

Avionics Track

The Avionics track of the Electrical Engineering program provides preparation for students interested in the field of avionics. Fields of study include wired and wireless systems, digital communications, electromagnetics, high-frequency RF systems, and aeronautical navigation and communications systems. Students choosing the Non-Track option may replace EE 307 and EE 310 with approved CEC/EE/MA/PS/SE 300/400 upper-level electives, and EE 420/EE 421 with an approved senior design sequence.

Year One
Credits
See the common Year One outline in the College of Engineering introduction. 32-33
 Credits Subtotal32.0-33.0
Year Two
COM 219 Speech 3-4
Digital Circuit Design
Digital Circuit Design Laboratory
CEC 315 Signals and Systems 3
CS 225 Computer Science II 4
EE 223 Linear Circuits Analysis I 3
EE 224 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 1
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
SYS 301 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Lower-Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0-33.0
Year Three
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE 300 Linear Circuits Analysis II 3
EE 302 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3
EE 304 Electronic Circuits Laboratory 1
EE 307 Avionics I 3
EE 308 Introduction to Electrical Communications 3
EE 340 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Year Four
CEC 410 Digital Signal Processing 3
CEC 411 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory 1
CEC 460 Telecommunications Systems 3
EE 310 Avionics II 3
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 417 Digital Communications 3
EE 420 Avionics Preliminary Design 3
EE 421 Avionics Detail Design 3
EE 430 Introduction to Radio Frequency Circuits 3
EE 430L Radio Frequency Circuits Laboratory 1
Humanities or Social Sciences Upper-Level Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
 Credits Total: 129

Non-Track Option

The non-track option of the Electrical Engineering program gives students the opportunity to pursue topics in their own areas of interest. Many fields of study are common with the Avionics track, including wired and wireless systems, digital communications, electromagnetics, and high-frequency RF systems.

Year One
Credits
See the common Year One outline in the College of Engineering introduction. 32-33
 Credits Subtotal32.0-33.0
Year Two
COM 219 Speech 3-4
Digital Circuit Design
Digital Circuit Design Laboratory
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
CS 225 Computer Science II 4
EE 223 Linear Circuits Analysis I 3
EE 224 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 1
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
SYS 301 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Lower-Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0-33.0
Year Three
CEC 315 Signals and Systems 3
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE 300 Linear Circuits Analysis II 3
EE 302 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3
EE 304 Electronic Circuits Laboratory 1
EE 308 Introduction to Electrical Communications 3
EE 340 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
EE 417 Digital Communications 3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Year Four
CEC 410 Digital Signal Processing 3
CEC 411 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory 1
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 420 Avionics Preliminary Design 3
EE 421 Avionics Detail Design 3
EE 430 Introduction to Radio Frequency Circuits 3
EE 430L Radio Frequency Circuits Laboratory 1
CEC 460 Telecommunications Systems 3
EE/CEC Upper-Level Elective 3
EE/CEC/MA/PS Upper-Level Technical Elective 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Upper-Level Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
 Credits Total: 129