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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 125 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.

Electrical engineering majors are required to have a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses for courses with the CS, CEC, EE, EGR, ES, or SE prefixes specifically listed in the catalog as required for the major.

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
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
Humanities Lower-Level 3
Gen Ed HU/SS/PSY/RS/EC Lower-Level Elective * 3
PS 161 Physics I & II for Engineers 4
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
UNIV 101 College Success ***(1)
 Credits Subtotal30.0
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
COM 219 Speech 3
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
 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
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
EE 402 Control Systems Laboratory 1
Engineering Science Core Selection ***** 3
ES 207 Fundamentals of Mechanics 3
ES 312  3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
Technical Elective **** 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
Senior Year
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE 4XX-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  3
EE 452  1
HU 330 Values and Ethics 3
Technical Elective **** 6
 Credits Subtotal32.0-33.0
 Credits Total: 125.0-126.0

ES Core selection (take 3 credits):

EGR 200Computer Aided Conceptual Design of Aerospace Systems3
EGR 402Application of Advanced CATIA Methods3
EP 394Space Systems Engineering3
ES 2063
ES 299Special Topics in Engineering Science3
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 324Measurements and Instrumentation2
ES 325Measurements and Instrumentation Lab1
ES 399Special Topics in Engineering Science3
ES 412Structural Dynamics3
ES 413Engineering Fundamental Review1
ES 499Special Topics in Engineering Science3

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
Gen Ed HU/SS/PSY/RS/EC Lower-Level Elective * * 3
Humanities Lower-Level 3
PS 161 Physics I & II for Engineers 4
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
UNIV 101 College Success ***(1)
 Credits Subtotal30.0
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  3
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
ME 302  3
ME 406  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  3
EE 452  1
EE 4XX-EE Advanced Elective** 3-4
HU 330 Values and Ethics 3
ME 407 Preliminary Design for Robotic Systems with Laboratory 4
ME 420 Detail Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory 4
 Credits Subtotal28.0-29.0
 Credits Total: 125.0-126.0

Footnotes

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