Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
Electrical Engineering Graduates, within a few years of graduation, should:
- 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;
- Continue their intellectual development through professional development courses, including online learning opportunities, and/or graduate education; and
- 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)
- To be admitted to this Engineering curriculum, a student must complete all pre-engineering requirements with grades of “C” or better. These requirements may be found in the beginning of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences section.
- Students seeking admission to this curriculum must submit an application following procedures established by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Upper level transfer students may complete an application prior to their first semester of enrollment. Only students in good academic standing as defined by the University will be admitted to this curriculum.
WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements
Students who have chosen the Electrical Engineering curriculum will satisfy the WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements as outlined within the course listings below. To satisfy these requirements student take courses in twelve (12) categories. Six (6) of the courses are designated within the electrical engineering program requirements and six (6) are free electives which students choose from a list of courses in the corresponding course category. Students will meet the planetary sustainability outcome in ECE 4820: Senior Project and must select a course that satisfies the Diversity and Inclusion outcome when choosing a course in the other six (6) categories.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical) must satisfy the following requirements in addition to those required by Western Michigan University:
- A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in courses presented for graduation with ECE, IEE, and ME prefixes.
- Students may enroll in an ECE course only after earning at least a “C” in its prerequisite course(s).
- No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
- The following program of 126 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.