Electrical Engineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering

For information, contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 260 Garland Hall (513-529-0741).

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC/ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700, 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.

Educational Objectives

Miami’s Electrical Engineering program alumni will:

  • Demonstrate the application of modern tools and methodologies to computer engineering problems and decision making.
  • Develop solutions and make professional decisions with an understanding of the impact on societal, economic, global, and environmental issues.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, leadership and teamwork skills that contribute to the success of their organizations.
  • Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethical practices, continuous improvement, and lifelong learning.

To achieve these objectives, we expect our graduates to attain the following program outcomes upon their graduation:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • an ability to function in multi-disciplinary environments.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global societal context.
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Credit/No Credit Policy

All required engineering and computing courses and prerequisite mathematics and statistics courses must be taken for a grade.

Program Requirements: Electrical Engineering

(129 semester hours minimum)

Core Requirements (43 hours)

CHM 141,144 College Chemistry and Lab (3, 2) (MPF IVB LAB)

CSE 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3) (MPF IIB, IIC)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)

ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) (MPF V) or

MTH 153 Calculus (4)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or

MTH 249 Calculus II (5)

MTH 222 Linear Algebra (3)

MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

MTH 347 Differential Equations (3)

PHY 181,183 The Physical World and Lab (4, 1) (MPF IVB LAB)

PHY 182, 184 The Physical World and Lab (4, 1) (MPF IVB LAB)

Computer Science (3 hours)

CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

General Engineering (8 hours)

EAS 101 Computing, Engineering, and Society (1)

EAS 102 Problem Solving and Design (3) or equivalent

ECE 448 Senior Design Project I (2)

ECE 449 Senior Design Project II (2)

Required Electrical and Computer Engineering (36 hours)

ECE 205 Electric Circuit Analysis I (4)

ECE 287 Digital Systems Design (4)

ECE/MME 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (3)

ECE 304 Electronics (3)

ECE 306 Signals and Systems (3)

ECE 325 Applied Electromagnetics (3)

ECE 345 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3)

ECE 387 Embedded System 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 (3)

Professional EE electives (9 credits)

Choose 9 credits from the following list:

ECE 291 Energy Systems Engineering (3)

ECE 414 Introduction to VLSI (3)

ECE 426 Biomedical Signal Analysis (3)

ECE 427 Radar Signal Processing (3)

ECE 428 Real Time Digital Signal Processing (3)

ECE 429 Digital Image Processing (3)

ECE 430 Electromagnetics in Wireless Sensing and Communications (3)

ECE 453 Communication Systems (3)

ECE 461 Network Performance Analysis (3)

ECE 465 Introduction to GPS (3)

ECE 475 Software Receiver Technologies (3)

ECE 491 Power Systems Engineering (3)

ECE 493 Power Electronics (3)

ECE 495 Electric Machinery and Drives (3)

General Technical Electives (9 credits)

Choose 9 credits from the following list:

Additional courses from the Professional EE Elective list

ECE 289

MTH 331, 432, 438, 441, 451, 453

PHY 286, 291/293, 341, 421, 423, 441

CSE 271, 274, 283

MME 211 or CPE 219 (not both), CPE/MME 314

General Technical Electives are subject to the following rules:

At least 3 credits of General Technical Electives must be 300-level or above.

Courses cannot be double-counted as both Professional EE Electives and General Technical Electives.

Other courses may be approved by petition.

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