Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Electrical Engineering (EEL)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)

8 Semester Plan

128 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 14.1001

College of Engineering

http://ee.eng.usf.edu/Undergraduate/curriculum.htm

Major Description

The Electrical Engineering program offers study in all areas fundamental to Electrical Engineering and the electrical sciences: circuit analysis and design, electronics, communications, electromagnetics, controls, solid state, system analysis, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), bioelectrical devices and systems, and power engineering. Basic concepts are augmented with well-equipped laboratories in circuits, electronics, digital systems, microwave techniques, wireless circuits & systems, and controls and communications. In addition, a general-purpose computer facility, a microprocessor and digital signal processing laboratory, and a microelectronics fabrication, design/test and metrology laboratory are available.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Students qualify for direct entry to the department if they have completed the following courses at a Florida College System institution or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all other admissions requirements of the University and College.

Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

Mathematics:

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I MAC X311 or MAC X281
MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II MAC X312 or MAC X282
MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III MAC X313 or MAC X283
MAP 2302 Differential Equations MAP X302 or MAP X305

Natural Sciences:

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
CHM 045/CHM 2045L General Chemistry I with Lab CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C or
CHS 2440/2440L General Chemistry for Engineers with lab
CHS X440/X440L
PHY 2048/2048L General Physics I - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C or PHY X043/X048L
PHY 2049/2049L General Physics II - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X049/X049L or PHY X049C or PHY X044/X049L

Total Major Hours: 113 Hours

Major Core Courses - 101 Hours

Major Elective Courses - 12 Hours

  • 12 hours of Department Upper-Level Electives

Optional Honors Program

The Electrical Engineering Honors Program

I. Admissions Criteria:

  • Junior status- An invitation to apply will be sent to eligible students at the start of their junior year by the Department of Electrical Engineering and application can be made at that time with decisions made at the end of the first semester, junior year;
  • Completion of the core courses required for the Electrical Engineering major with a GPA of at least 3.50 through the completion of the first semester, junior year;
  • An overall GPA of at least 3.5 through the completion of the first semester, junior year.
  • Recommendation of a committee consisting of Electrical Engineering faculty members and engineering leaders from industry, based upon an application, letters of recommendation, statement of interest, and an interview.

II. Requirements for Completion of Departmental Honors:

  • Completion of requirements for a major in Electrical Engineering with a GPA of at least 3.50 for core courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.50;
  • Selection of four (4) Technical Electives in conjunction with a program advisor. Students must choose their electives from at least two different tracks (see tracks below), and take a minimum of two courses per track.
  • Nine (9) additional credits (the EE Honors courses) beyond the degree requirements, which include: a 4000-level Leadership Forum, a 4000-level Internship/Study Abroad/ Enrichment Experience, and a 5000-level Honors Thesis. These courses are described in the sequel.

III. Continuation Requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering Leadership Honors Program students failing to complete the EE Honors courses with a grade of "B" or better will not be eligible to continue in the program and will be notified by the Department of Electrical Engineering of their dismissal from the program.
  • Electrical Engineering Leadership Honors Program students must complete and defend their Honors thesis in the second semester of their senior year. Students who do not complete this requirement may, upon the recommendation of their Honors thesis supervisor and the Department of Electrical Engineering, be allowed to continue in the program until the final semester prior to their graduation. Under no circumstances shall the extension be for more than one academic year.

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