Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Electrical Engineering (EEL)

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

8 Semester Plan

128 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 14.1001 (Track 1 of 2)

College of Engineering


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.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is to provide a high quality education in electrical engineering for our students and practicing professionals; create new knowledge and solve real world problems via innovative research, and disseminate this information for the benefit of society; and to engage in effective regional, national and international service and outreach.

Program Educational Objectives
The Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is committed to graduating electrical engineers who shall within a few years of graduation:

  • Demonstrate a progression in technical competence and increasing responsibility in the practice of engineering.
  • Engage in written and oral professional communication within and beyond the engineering community.
  • Continue to develop professionally through life-long learning, advanced education, and other creative pursuits in science and technology.

Please refer to the mission statement on the department website for additional information.

Entrance and Continuation Requirements for the Electrical Engineering Department
College of Engineering students who have fully met the below admission requirements and are in good academic standing, may declare a major in Electrical Engineering. Prior to being admitted to a department, a student may be permitted to take no more than two departmental engineering courses.

Minimum Admission Requirement for the Electrical Engineering Department

  • Completion of:
  • A minimum grade of C in each course and a 2.75 GPA based upon the best attempt in these courses for guaranteed admission to the department, OR a 2.5 GPA based upon the best attempt in these courses for a conditional admission to the department pending review of complete transcript.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  • A minimum USF GPA of 2.0

Minimum Continuation Requirement for the Electrical Engineering Department

Continuation in the major requires successful completion of EGN 3373, EGN 3374, and Differential Equations with grades of B (not B-) or higher (best attempt).

GPA and Grade Requirement
Unless otherwise stated, the minimum acceptable grade in BSEE required math, science, engineering and specialization courses is a C or higher (C- is insufficient). Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.0 Math and Science GPA, 2.0 Engineering GPA, 2.0 Specialization GPA, 2.0 USF GPA, and 2.0 Overall GPA.

Departmental Policies
In addition to the College’s graduation requirement, the department has the following policies:

  1. Students must consult with an academic advisor for approval of their EE Technical electives.
  2. Students must complete Exit interviews as a graduation requirement.

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

Natural Sciences:

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
CHM 2045/CHM 2045L General Chemistry I with Lab CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C or
CHS 2440/CHS 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: 107 Hours

Major Core Courses - 95 Hours

Math and Science (27 credit hours)

Basic Engineering (13 credit hours)

  • EGN 3000 Foundations of Engineering
  • EGN 3000L Foundations of Engineering Laboratory
  • EGN 3443 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • EGN 3615 Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications (required FKL Social and Behavioral Elective)
  • EGN 3373 Introduction to Electrical Systems I
  • EGN 3420 Engineering Analysis

Specialization (52 credit hours)

Technical Writing (3 credit hours)

  • ENC 3246 Communication for Engineers (WRIN)

Major Elective Courses - 12 Hours

  • 12 hours of Department Upper-Level Electives

Additional Major Information

Major Advising

All incoming freshman and transfer students must meet with one of the college advisors in the Engineering Student Services (ESS).

Engineering Student Services
Office: ENC 1302
Phone: (813) 974-2684
Email: eng-advisingmail@usf.edu

Students accepted into the EE Department should meet with Dr. Wiley, the EE Department Undergraduate Program Director, with any questions.

Dr. Paris Wiley, Program Director, wiley@usf.edu, ENB 379C, (813) 974-2369
Ms. Cherie Dilley, Academic Services Administrator, cdilley@usf.edu, ENB 379E, (813) 974-2659

Major Faculty

Chairperson: T. Weller; Professors: Robert H. Bishop, L. Dunleavy, C. Ferekides, N. Ghani, R. Gitlin, A. Hoff, V. Jain, W. Moreno, D. Morel, S. Morgera, R. Saddow, R. Sankar, R. Schlaf, E. Stefanakos; Associate Professors: H. Arslan, S. Bhanja, J. Wang, P.H. Wiley; Assistant Professors: L. Fan, R. Fehr, Z. Miao, G. Mumcu, K. Selcuk, A. Takshi, S.W. Thomas, I. Uysal; Instructors: Chung Seop Jeong.

Major Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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