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B.S. in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science 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. The student also gains specialization in avionics appropriate for entry-level engineering positions in the aerospace industry. Emphasis on design places the Embry-Riddle Electrical Engineering student in a unique position to increase employment opportunities after graduation.

The overall objective of the Electrical Engineering program at Prescott is to produce graduates who will be successful practitioners of electrical engineering. The program objectives to measure our accomplishment of this goal are engineers who:

  • Demonstrate achievements in their chosen profession
  • Contribute to the development of the profession
  • Engage in professional growth
  • Contribute to the welfare of society through service

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 127 credit hours. Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Check the course descriptions section of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing. The B.S. degree requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all EE, ES, CEC, EGR, and CS courses that fulfill any degree requirement.

The Electrical Engineering degree includes a space option in which EP 394, AE 427, and AE 445 substitute for the ES elective, EE 420, and EE 421.

Students who are interested in robotics may take a robotics track within the EE program.  The suggested program of study follows the regular EE degree plan.

Suggested Program of Study

Freshman Year
Credits
CEC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CEC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
COM 122 English Composition 3
COM 219 Speech 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
HU/SS Lower-Level Humanities OR Social Sciences * 3
HU 14X Lower-Level Humanities 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 3
UNIV 101 College Success ***(1)
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Sophomore Year
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
CS 125 Computer Science I 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 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Junior Year
EE 302 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3
EE 304 Electronic Circuits Laboratory 1
EE 314 Signal and Linear System Analysis 3
EE 315 Signal and Linear System Analysis Laboratory 1
EE 340 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
ES Core Selection ***** 3
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 402 Control Systems Laboratory 1
ES 207 Fundamentals of Mechanics 3
ES 312 Energy Transfer Fundamentals 3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
Specified Elective **** 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
Senior Year
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE Advanced Elective ** 6-7
EE 410 Communication Systems 3
EE 412 Communication Systems Laboratory 1
EE 420 Avionics Preliminary Design 3
EE 421 Avionics Detail Design 3
EE 450 Elements of Power Systems 3
EE 452 Power Systems Laboratory 1
HU 330 Values and Ethics 3
Technical Elective ** 3
Specified Elective **** 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0-33.0
 Credits Total: 127.0-128.0

ES Core selection (take 3 credits):

AE 416
AE 417
Aerospace Structures and Instrumentation
and Aerospace Structures and Instrumentation Laboratory
2
EGR 200Computer Aided Conceptual Design of Aerospace Systems3
EGR 401Advanced CATIA1
EP 394Space Systems Engineering3
ES 206Fluid Mechanics3
ES 306Fiber Optics3
ES 315Space Environment and Effects3
ES 320
ES 321
Engineering Materials Science
and Engineering Materials Science Laboratory
3
ES 322
ES 323
Aerospace Engineering Failure
and Aerospace Engineering Failure Laboratory
3
ES 412Structural Dynamics3
ES 413Engineering Fundamental Review1
ES 299Special Topics in Engineering Science3
ES 399Special Topics in Engineering Science3
ES 499Special Topics in Engineering Science3

The following prerequisite courses in the electrical engineering program require a C or better before taking the follow-on course: CEC 220, CEC 320, CS 125, EE 223, EE 302, EE 304, EE 314, EE 340, EE 401, and EE 420.

Suggested Program of Study for Robotics Track

Freshman Year
Credits
CEC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CEC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
COM 122 English Composition 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
HU/SS Lower-Level Humanities OR Social Sciences * 3
HU 14X Lower-Level Humanities 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 3
PS 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
UNIV 101 College Success ***(1)
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Sophomore Year
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems 3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory 1
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
CS 125 Computer Science I 4
EE 223 Linear Circuits Analysis I 3
EE 224 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 1
ES 207 Fundamentals of Mechanics 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 335 Introduction to Linear and Abstract Algebra 3
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credits Subtotal33.0
Junior Year
EE 302 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3
EE 304 Electronic Circuits Laboratory 1
EE 340 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
EE 314 Signal and Linear System Analysis 3
EE 315 Signal and Linear System Analysis Laboratory 1
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 402 Control Systems Laboratory 1
ES 204 Dynamics 3
ES 312 Energy Transfer Fundamentals 3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
ME 302 Introduction to Robotics I 3
ME 406 Robotics II 3
ME 406L Robotics II Laboratory 1
 Credits Subtotal34.0
Senior Year
COM 420 Advanced Technical Communication I 1
COM 430 Advanced Technical Communication II 2
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE 410 Communication Systems 3
EE 412 Communication Systems Laboratory 1
EE 450 Elements of Power Systems 3
EE 452 Power Systems Laboratory 1
EE 4XX--EE Advanced Elective** 3-4
HU 330 Values and Ethics 3
ME 407 Preliminary Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory 4
ME 420 Detail Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory 4
 Credits Subtotal28.0-29.0
 Credits Total: 127.0-128.0

Students in the EE program with robotics track must get a C or better in the following prerequisite courses before taking the follow-on course: EGR 115, PS 150, PS 160, MA 241, MA 242, CEC 220, CS 125, EE 223, EE 302, EE 304, EE 314, EE 340 and EE 401.

Footnotes

*

Embry-Riddle courses in the General Education categories of Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen as directed below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Electrical Engineering vertical outline.

**

 Technical and advanced electives are selected from a list provided by the department chair

***

 UNIV 101 is taken in excess of degree requirements

****

Specified elective is any AE, AF, CE, CS, EE, ES, MA, MSL, PS course above 300 level, or as approved by department chair and not otherwise taken for the EE degree. Only one three-credit specified elective may come from AF or MSL.

*****

 Select 3 credits from the list of ES core selection above.

General Education Electives

SIS and RS courses may be substituted for Humanities and Social Sciences courses at the appropriate level.

Humanities
Lower-Level
Any HU/L course under 300 level
Upper-Level
Any HU/L course equal to or above 300 level
Social Sciences
Lower-Level
Any SS/EC/PSY/RS course under 300 level
Upper-Level
Social Psychology
Or any SS or EC course equal to or above 300 level