Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17
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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 (Track 1 of 2)
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.
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:
- Calculus I (MAC 2311 or MAC 2281) and Calculus II (MAC 2312 or MAC 2282) and Calculus III (MAC 2313 or MAC 2283)
- Calculus-based Physics I with Lab (PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L)
- Calculus-based Physics II with Lab (PHY 2049 and PHY 2049L)
- General Chemistry I with Lab (CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L) or (CHS 2440 and CHS 2440L)
- 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
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.
In addition to the College’s graduation requirement, the department has the following policies:
- Students must consult with an academic advisor for approval of their EE Technical electives.
- Students must complete Exit interviews as a graduation requirement.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
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.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses 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.
Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.
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.
|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 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)
- MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I or MAC 2311 Calculus I
- MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II or MAC 2312 Calculus II
- MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III or MAC 2313 Calculus III
- MAP 2302 Differential Equations or EGN 3433 Modeling and Analysis of Engineering Systems
- CHM 2045 General Chemistry I or CHS 2440 Chemistry for Engineers
- CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory or CHS 2440L Chemistry for Engineers Lab
- PHY 2048 General Physics I
- PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory
- PHY 2049 General Physics II
- PHY 2049L General Physics II Laboratory
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)
- EEE 3394 Electronic Materials
- EEL 2161 Electrical Engineering Computer Methods
- EGN 3374 Electrical Systems II
- EEE 4351C Semiconductor Devices
- EEL 3100 Network Analysis and Design
- 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 EE Design I
- EEL 4914 EE Design II (CPST)
Technical Writing (3 credit hours)
- ENC 3246 Communication for Engineers (WRIN)
Major Elective Courses - 12 Hours
- 12 hours of Department Upper-Level Electives