EE Overview Tutorial

EE Overview Tutorial

EE Overview

Degree requirements overview


B.S. Electrical Engineering—B.S.E.E. 131 credits

Audit year: Fall 2010

Michigan Tech's bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) consists of 128 credits plus 3 units of co-curricular activities. DARS is the online Degree Audit Reporting System which shows degree requirements for your audit year, and how you are meeting those requirements. You can run DARS in Banweb. Your default degree audit year is the year you began at Michigan Tech and is designated as “Fall 2010” and coded as 201008. Requirements year of Fall 2011 is coded as 201108.

This guide explains degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree (BSEE) at Michigan Tech.  There may be differences in each year of requirements, which are coded in DARS.

The B.S.E.E. degree at Michigan Tech is nationally accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology education.  It is important to understand that you cannot alter your degree requirements.   Following the degree requirements ensures  you meet requirements for the nationally accredited degree you intend.  

The next pages detail each category of required credits for the B.S.E.E.

EE Overview

Degree requirements overview


B.S. Electrical Engineering—B.S.E.E. 131 credits

Summary of EE degree credits:

  • 66 Core required courses
    • 16 Math
    • 14 Engineering and physics
    • 34 EE, includes 4 core lab courses
  • 4 Engineering Design
  • 15 EE  Electives
    • Chosen after gaining knowledge in junior-level EE required courses
    • Valid EE elective courses are EE lecture-based courses that are not required
    • Plan ahead for semester offerings and pre-requisites
    • Gain knowledge in topics you are most interested in
    • Create your own focus area(s)
  • 5 Approved Math or science Electives
  • 7 Approved electives and/or Approved Math/Science electives
  • 28 General Education
    • Four required UN courses
    • 15 credits HASS distribution electives
  • 3 Free electives
  • 3 Co-curricular units

EE Overview

Degree requirements overview


B.S. Electrical Engineering—B.S.E.E. 131 credits

Core required classes: 66 credits

  • 16 credits Math
  • 14 credits Engineering and physics
  • 34 credits EE and CS courses
    (36 if CS1131 is taken in place of CS1121)

The list of required courses is found on your degree audit, flowcharts and the curriculum checklist for your audit year.

Curriculum checklists:
http://www.mtu.edu/ece/undergraduate/advising/electrical/

Your  DARS report lists required courses:  
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/major-degree/dars/

DARS is also available in Banweb.

EE Overview

Degree requirements overview


B.S. Electrical Engineering—B.S.E.E. 131 credits

Engineering Design: 4-6 credits

Each electrical engineering student must complete an approved engineering design experience.  You may complete your requirements in our year-long industry-sponsored “senior design” project or in our enterprise program for four semesters, or another approved design project.

EE4901(1cr)(fall) and EE4910(3cr.) (spring)
    OR
MEEM4901(2) (fall or spring) and MEEM4911(2cr.) (spring or fall)
    OR
ENT3950(1) and ENT3960(1) and ENT4950(2) and ENT4960(2).
    OR
Another Undergraduate Program Committee-approved design project.  There is a European Project Semester through our Study Abroad program, which meets our engineering design objectives.

EE4900(2) Design Fundamentals, is a required course designed to supplement the team project experience.  EE4900 was not required for enterprise students who began prior to fall 2010.

Pre-requisite courses:
EE majors must complete EE3130 & EE3305 prior to starting EE4901, MEEM4901, or ENT4950.

EE Overview

Degree requirements overview


B.S. Electrical Engineering—B.S.E.E. 131 credits

EE Electives: 15 credits

Electrical Engineering elective courses are lecture-based credits that are not required courses and are not research, project, or independent study credits.

‘EE Elective’ courses are offered in the various areas of specialty within the ECE realm. These are not concentrations and are not listed on your diploma. You can mix and match classes as you like. It is a good idea to have a strong focus in at least one area for your career. You can earn a concentration in Photonics – see the degree audit and EE-Photonics flowchart for those requirements. (The Photonics Concentration would be listed on your diploma.) Plan elective choices at least 3 semesters in advance – when you are in JR EE courses and are learning what the different areas involve.  You can earn a Certificate in Electric Power Engineering CEPE.

  • Chosen after gaining knowledge in junior-level EE required courses
  • Choose elective courses from a list approved by the Undergraduate Program Committee
  • Gain knowledge in topics you are most interested in
  • Create your own focus area(s)
  • Plan ahead for semester offerings and pre-requisites

EE Overview

Degree requirements overview


B.S. Electrical Engineering—B.S.E.E. 131 credits

Approved Math or Science Electives -  5  credits
    Any MA course at least 3000 or higher except MA3720 or MA4945
    Any BL course except BL3990
    Any CH course number CH1150 and higher, except CH1130
    Any PH course PH1600 and higher, except PH2230
    MAA not accepted

Approved Electives and/or additional Math/Science Electives -  7 credits
    Any Math or Science elective listed above
    CS, EE (except EE3010)
    Most ENG, BE, CE, CM, GE, MEEM, MY credits. See list on advising website.
    ENT except ENT1950
    UN3002 (up to 6 credits co-op)
    UN4000

Note: These credits total 12 minimum, with at least 5 credits from the Approved math/science electives list.  All 12 credits may be taken from the list of approved math/science electives above.  If you are using four semesters of enterprise for engineering design, take 10 credits minimum with at least 5 credits from the approved math/science list.

EE Overview

Degree requirements overview


B.S. Electrical Engineering—B.S.E.E. 131 credits

General Education - 28  credits

    13 credits Required courses:  UN1001, UN1002, UN2001, and UN2002
    15 credits HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) electives

Free Electives - 3 credits

    Free electives may not include courses that are pre-requisites to something you’ve already taken and may not include co-curricular activities.

Co-curricular unites-  3 units

    Physical activity courses usually taken in half-semester (.5 credit) courses.

Total credits required for degree: 128 academic credits plus 3 co-curricular units.

 

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