Electrical & Computer Engineering, B.S.
Curriculum

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: WRIT 100 or Writing Placement Exam

A course introducing students to the fundamentals of college composition. Topics include writing process, rhetorical strategies, basics of critical reading and thinking, analytical writing, and argumentative writing. This course serves as a foundation to prepare students to succeed in other academic writing contexts. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or WRIT 101

Further development of the academic writing, critical thinking, and analytical reading skills taught in Writing I. An introduction to academic discourse in the four core seminar areas: literature, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and philosophy. Development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
Study of the fundamentals of verbal communication including public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group interaction. Training in methods of obtaining and organizing materials and ideas for effective verbal communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral expression appropriate for careers in the technology professions, such as engineering and computer science. In addition to modes of technical discourse (definition, description, analysis, interpretation), this course emphasizes strategies for effective business communication in the technical professions and stylistics of technical communication. Methods and procedures of research are explored in depth. Course work includes a computer lab component, oral presentation of final reports using presentation software, and exploration of appropriate technology for technical communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
[1] Intensive English as a second language is not acceptable as a substitution for any of these requirements. The only permissible substitution is FCWR 111 and FCWR 161 in place of FCWR 101 and FCWR 151.
 
Seminars Credits:
ICLT 3XX Literature choice2 3
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ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice2 3
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ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3
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ICSS 309 Technology and Global Issues3 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161). Course is limited to juniors and seniors.

In this course the relationships between technology and global concerns are explored. Topics such as sustainable development, standards, ethics, environmental concerns and public policies related to design and development, energy, transportation, air and water facing both developed and developing nations will be discussed. Open to juniors and seniors only.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
[2] Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one seminar course with an ethics component. Options are: ICLT 302, ICLT 303, ICPH 304, or ICPH 306. Depending on the choice, it will satisfy either the Literature or Philosophy core requirement.

[3] Cross-listed with IENG 400.
 
Math and Science Credits:
MATH 170 Calculus I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or TMAT 155 or Math Placement Exam

Study of lines and circles. Functions, limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, introduction to derivatives of trigonometric functions. Application of derivatives to physics problems, related rates, maximum-minimum word problems and curve sketching. Introduction to indefinite integrals. The conic sections.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
CHEM 107 Engineering Chemistry I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 135 or MATH 136 or MATH 141 or MATH 170 or MATH 180

For electrical engineering and computer science majors. An introduction to theoretical and inorganic chemistry. Studies include basic chemical concepts and calculations, atomic structure, periodicity and bonding, states of matter, metals, solutions, acids and bases, thermal chemistry and introductory thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, reaction rates and nuclear reactions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
    Total: 8 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Engineering Technology Credits:
ETCS 105 Career Discovery4 2
The course experience provides the skills and tools necessary for a technical career while enabling students to develop confidence in their academic endeavors. The creative role in the multi-disciplinary design and development process is emphasized in addition to communication skills, ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities. This course will also introduce students to campus resources, effective time management skills, study skills, financial literacy, and career planning. This course may be waived for students with sophomore or higher status.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2
[4] This course may be waived for students and transfers with sophomore or higher status. All course substitutions must be approved by the department chairperson.
 
Electrical Engineering Credits:
EENG 125 Fundamentals of Digital Logic 3
The course introduces students to the modeling and design of fundamental digital circuits. Topics cover introduction to binary numbering, Boolean algebra, combinatorial and sequential logic circuits and memory elements (e.g. ROM, RAM and non-volatile computer memory). VHDL will be used in modeling, simulation and synthesis of digital circuits. Knowledge of Algebra.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 212 Electrical Circuits I and Engineering Tools 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180 and PHYS 180.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 260

Properties of linear networks, mesh and nodal analysis, network theorems, solution of first order and second order circuits in the time domain are studied. A software package, such as PSPICE, MATLAB and MATHCAD will be introduced.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-4
EENG 270 Electronics I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 211 or EENG 212

Characterization of semiconductor diodes, Zener diodes, transistors and field effect transistors (FET).Effect of temperature variation. Amplifier bias analysis and large signal analysis. Power amplifiers. Small signal models and small signal amplifier analysis.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 275 Electronics Laboratory I 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (EENG 211 or EENG 212 or EENG 221) and Group 2 (FCWR 101 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111 or FCWR 111)

Laboratory work to complement lecture courses.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
EENG 281 Electrical Circuits II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (EENG 211 or EENG 212) and Group 2 (CSCI 180 or CSCI 185 or CSCI 210).

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 320.

Topics covered in this course include: phasors, AC steady-state analysis, transfer functions, frequency response, Laplace transform two-port networks.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 310 Electronics II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 270.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: EENG 281.

Difference amplifiers, Darlington configuration, low and high frequency analysis, op-amps, gates: TTL, ECL, CMOS, comparators and Schmitt trigger, flip-flops with level and edge triggering, monostable and astable timing circuits.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 315 Electronics Laboratory II 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 270 and EENG 275

Laboratory work to complement lecture courses.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
EENG 320 Control Systems 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 260 or EENG 280 or EENG 281

Control systems analysis. Differential equations of motion of mass-spring and RLC systems. Differential equations of motion of servo-mechanism. Response to step, ramp and sinusoidal forcing command. Servomechanism transfer functions, signal-flow diagrams. State-space description; transition matrix, sensitivity analysis and error analysis. Stability analysis using the Bode diagram and the root-locus methods.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 330 Electromagnetic Theory I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 320 and PHYS 180

Review of vector calculus, static electric and magnetic fields. Maxwell equations in integral form, Maxwell's equations in differential forms. Dielectrics, conductors, magnetic materials. Energy storage, Poynting's vector, dispersion and group velocity.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 341 Signal and Systems 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 281

Topics covered in this course are: discrete networks, difference equations, discrete continuous convolution, Z transforms and Fourier series and transforms.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 360 Electronics Laboratory III 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take EENG 310, EENG 315, and one course in this group: WRIT 315 or WRIT 316 or FCWR 304

Laboratory work to complement lecture courses.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
EENG 371 Microprocessors and Embedded Systems 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: CSCI 155

This course presents an overview of embedded systems design and applications. Special emphasis will be given to constraints which are unique to an embedded setting, such as memory, power, and form factor constraints. Topics covered include embedded systems; machine language execution; assembly and high level language programming; analog/digital conversion and input/output interfacing; debugging; and interrupts. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 382 Random Signals and Statistics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 340 or EENG 341

This course covers basic probability concepts, discrete and continuous random variables, distribution and density functions, and stochastic processes. Principles of statistical inference with applications in basic engineering design are discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 401 Communication Theory 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 340 or EENG 341.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: EENG 382.

Review of Fourier transform and series, correlation and spectral densities of deterministic signals, baseband and bandpass linear systems, AM and FM modulation/demodulation schemes, elements of PCM, introduction to information theory and coding, and introduction to communication networks.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 403 Electronics Laboratory IV 1
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 371.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: EENG 401.

Laboratory work to complement lecture courses.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-1
EENG 489 Design Project 2
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 320, EENG 330 and EENG 371

This course, part of a two course sequence, provides students with the design principles and tools necessary for project formulation, literature search and mathematical modeling techniques, the use of simulation software, project management, and proposal writing skills. Students will work in multidisciplinary teams to prepare proposals to design a system or component of a system. Project proposals will draw significantly on knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework, in areas such as digital control, microcomputers, CLSI,, etc. and will incorporate engineering standards, design specifications and realistic constraints.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2
EENG 491 Senior Design Project 2
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 401 and EENG 489

This is a course open to seniors which provides the major design experience as required by ABET. Students will work in multidisciplinary teams to design a system or component of a system. This will be a comprehensive design that draws primarily on skills and knowledge acquired in previous coursework. The teams will work on an independent basis with the primary function of the instructor being that of a mentor to the students. The design will incorporate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints such as its impact on society, health and safety, environmental considerations, sustainability, political, social and ethical considerations, literature and patent search, and project management. Weekly progress reports as well as a final oral and written presentation will be required.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-2
EENG/CSCI XXX Electives5 6
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    Total: 48 Credits
[5] All electives must be approved by the department.
 
Computer Science Credits:
CSCI 125 Computer Programming I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 141 or higher

This course provides basic skills in problem solving and object-oriented programming using a high level language such as Java or C++. Topics include algorithm development, simple data types, expressions and statements, program flow control structures, objects, methods and arrays. Knowledge of Algebra

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-3
CSCI 155 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CSCI 125, EENG 125 or CSCI 135 and MATH 161 or MATH 170

This course introduces students to the organization and architecture of modern computers. The students will learn a variety of concepts from the stored-program concept and the machine cycle, to the representation of code and data. The basic components of a computer and their functionality are analyzed including processor data path, pipelines, I/O devices, memory hierarchy, and interconnection networks. The instruction set architecture and its importance in reducing the gap between hardware and software is also discussed. Students will also learn how to evaluate computer performance.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CSCI 185 Computer Programming II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CSCI 120 or CSCI 125

This course provides advanced skills in object-oriented programming and problem solving techniques using a high level language such as Java C++. Topics include polymorphism, inheritance, exception handling, stream and file I/O, recursion, and dynamic data structures.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-3
CSCI 235 Elements of Discrete Structures 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take CSCI 185 and one course in this group: MATH 161 or MATH 170

This course provides students with an introduction to discrete structures with applications to computing problems. Topics include logic, sets, functions, relations, proof techniques, counting and algorithmic analysis in addition to graph theory and trees.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CSCI 260 Data Structures 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (MATH 161 or MATH 170) and Group 2 (CSCI 180 or CSCI 210 or CSCI 185)

The classic data structures, such as stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees, etc. are studied. Sorting and searching are stressed. Computational analysis is also studied.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CSCI 330 Operating Systems 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take CSCI 260 and one course in this group: CSCI 185 or CSCI 210

The design and implementation of an operating system is studied, including process states and synchronization, memory management strategies, processor scheduling, multiprocessing, parallel processing, hardware organization, disk scheduling and file management.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 18 Credits
 
Mechanical Engineering Credits:
MENG 211 Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180 and PHYS 170

Statics of particles; force in plane and space; equivalent systems of forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; analysis of structures, friction; distributed forces; centroids, centers of gravity and moment of inertia; method of virtual work.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
 
Mathematics Credits:
MATH 180 Calculus II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 170. Students in BS Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering must earn a grade of C or better in MATH 170.

Riemann sums, the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of the calculus. Area, volumes of solids of revolution, arc length, work. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Inverse trigonometric functions. Formal integration techniques. L'Hopital's rule, improper integrals. Polar coordinates.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
MATH 260 Calculus III 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180

Sequences and series, Taylor series. Vector analysis and analytic geometry in three dimensions. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, total differential, the chain rule, directional derivatives and gradients. Multiple integrals and applications.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
MATH 310 Linear Algebra 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180

Matrices and systems of linear equations, vector spaces, change of base matrices, linear transformations, determinants, eigen-values and eigen-vectors, canonical forms.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MATH 320 Differential Equations 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 260

Solving first order ordinary differential equations: exact, separable, and linear. Application to rates and mechanics. Theory of higher order linear differential equations. Method of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters. Application to vibrating mass and electric circuits. Power series solutions: ordinary and singular points, the method of Frobenius. Partial differential equations: the method of separation of variables.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 14 Credits
 
Physics Credits:
PHYS 170 General Physics I 4
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 170

A basic course covering vectors, Newton's laws of motion, particle kinematics and dynamics, work, energy, momentum, and rotational motion.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-2-4
PHYS 180 General Physics II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 170.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 180. Students in BS Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering must earn a grade of C or better in PHYS 170.

A continuation of PHYS 170. Topics include fluids, wave motion, electric fields and electric potential, DC circuits, magnetic fields, capacitance and inductance, AC circuits, and electromagnetic waves.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-2-4
PHYS 225 Intro to Modern Physics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 180

This course is designed to familiarize students with the following topics: thermodynamics, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, fundamental quantum theory of photons, and semiconductors.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 11 Credits
 
Liberal Arts Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on all elective choices 3
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STEM Elective Credits:
MATH, PHYS, or a course offered by the department. Choice must be approved by the department. 3
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Total Required Credits = 132–134