Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14
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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
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.
College Level Requirements
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.
|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|
|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|
|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
- EGN 3000 Foundations of Engineering
- EGN 3000L Foundations of Engineering Laboratory
- ENC 1101 Composition I
- MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I
- CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
- CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory
- ENC 1102 Composition II
- MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II
- PHY 2048 General Physics I
- PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory
- EGN 3443 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
- EGN 3615 Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications
- MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III
- PHY 2049 General Physics II
- PHY 2049L General Physics II Laboratory
- EEE 3394 Electronic Materials
- EEL 2161 EE Computer Methods
- EGN 3373 Introduction to Electrical Systems I
- EGN 3420 Engineering Analysis
- MAP 2302 Differential Equations or EGN 3433 Modeling and Analysis of Engineering Systems (Note: EGN 3433 is not a Gordon Rule course)
- EGN 3374 Electrical Systems II
- ENC 3246 Communication for Engineers
- EEE 4351C Semiconductor Devices
- EEL 3100 Network Analysis
- EEL 3115L Laboratory I
- EEL 4471 Electromagnetics
- EEL 4705 Logic Design
- EEL 4705L Logic Laboratory
- EEE 3302 Electronics I
- EEL 4102 Linear Systems Analysis
- EEL 4423L Wireless Circuits & Systems Design Laboratory
- EEL 4743L Microprocessor Laboratory
- EEL 4744 Microprocessor Principles and Applications
- EGN 3375 Electromechanical Systems
- EEL 3116L Laboratory II
- EEL 4512C Introduction to Communication Systems
- EEL 4657 Linear Control Systems
- EEL 4657L Linear Controls Laboratory
- EEL 4906 Engineering Design/Professionalism
- EEL 4914 Senior Design Project
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.