Dec 04, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering


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

The program educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering Program are:

    Depth:  Graduates demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental knowledge prerequisite for the practice of, or for advanced study in, electrical and/or computer engineering, including its scientific principles, rigorous analysis and creative design.
    Breath:  Graduates utilize general and discipline-specific skills and knowledge acquired as students in our program to be successful in diverse professional fields. Success in these fields necessitates that our graduates be technically competent, exhibit problem-solving skills, engage in life-long learning, and be an effective team member.
    Professionalism:  Graduates exhibit professional ethics, are effective team members, and demonstrate communication and leadership skills as contributing members within their professional organizations.

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

 

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Electrical Engineering program will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing both ECE 4810: Electrical/Computer Engineering Design I and ECE 4820: Electrical/Computer Engineering Design II.

 

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, IME, 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 129 semester credit hours must be completed. 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 (16 hours)


The following courses are Pre-engineering requirements.

Third Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Fourth Semester (15 hours)


  • General Education Credits: 3 hours

Mathematics or Science Elective Credits (4 hours)


Select one of the following:

Fifth Semester (17 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Sixth Semester (17 hours)


Seventh Semester (17 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Group (6 hours)


Other 4000 or 5000 level Electrical 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.

Eighth Semester (15 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours 
  • ME Engineering Science Elective  Credits: 3 hours
  • Department approved technical elective   Credits: 3 hours
    See the ECE adademic advisor

Electrical and Computer Engineering Elective Group (3 hours)


Other 4000 or 5000 level Electrical 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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