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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Electrical Engineering


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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Electrical Engineering Graduates, within a few years of graduation, should:

  1. Use their understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals to solve problems in professional practice while exhibiting rigorous analysis and creative design skills that reflect their technical depth and ability to draw on multiple disciplines;
  2. Continue their intellectual development through professional development courses, including online learning opportunities, and/or graduate education; and
  3. Practice their career in a manner consistent with a high degree of professional ethics, and participate in their community and professional organizations.

(For up-to-date program educational objectives and learning outcomes, see the Department web page at www.wmich.edu/electrical-computer)

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Electrical Engineering curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing IEE 3160 - Report Preparation Credits: 3 hours.

Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical) must satisfy the following requirements in addition to those required by Western Michigan University:

  1. A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in courses presented for graduation with ECE, IEE, and ME prefixes.
  2. Students may enroll in an ECE course only after earning at least a “C” in its prerequisite course(s).
  3. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  4. The following program of 125 or more semester credit hours must be completed. For transfer students at least 16 credit hours of ECE course work must be completed at WMU. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall. Pre-engineering requirements are indicated.
  5. The Electrical Engineering curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000/4000-level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements.

First Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 2 hours

Second Semester (15-16 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Third Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Fourth Semester (15-16 hours)


  • General Education Credits: 3 hours

Science Elective Credits (4 hours)


Select one of the following:

Fifth Semester (17 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours
  • Engineering Science Elective  Credits: 3 hours

Sixth Semester (16 hours)


  •  Engineering Science Elective  Credits: 3 hours

Seventh Semester (15 hours)


  • Engineering Science Elective  Credits: 3 hours
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Group  Credits: 3 hours

Eighth Semester (15 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours 
  • Engineering Science Elective  Credits: 3 hours
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Group  Credits: 3 hours
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Group  Credits: 3 hours

Electrical Engineering Electives


Engineering Mathematics and Science Electives


Students must complete a total of four elective courses (minimum of 12 credit hours).

Note:


Other courses may be used in place of these courses if PRIOR approval is obtained from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisor and Department Chair.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Group


Students must complete a total of three elective courses (minimum of 9 credit hours).

Note:


Other 4000 or 5000 level Electrical and Computer Engineering courses may be used in place of these courses if PRIOR approval is obtained from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisor and Department Chair.

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