The B.S.E. in electrical engineering requires a minimum of 128 s.h of coursework. The curriculum covers four major stems: mathematics and basic sciences, engineering topics, an elective focus area, and general education. All students take ENGR:1100 and ENGR:1300 Engineering Problem Solving I-II and RHET:1030 Rhetoric. General education component courses must be selected to satisfy the requirements of the College of Engineering. See "Curriculum Stems" and "General Education Component" under "Bachelor of Science in Engineering" in the College of Engineering section of the Catalog.
The curriculum is designed to ensure an appropriate level of technical depth and breadth for all students while providing maximum flexibility and the opportunity for students to customize their programs according to their own personal objectives. Each of the curricular tracks provides 42 semester hours of electives. Of these, 15 semester hours are designated as general education component (GEC) courses in the humanities and social sciences, and six semester hours are constrained track electives. The remaining 21 semester hours are designated as an elective focus area (EFA). The EFA can be used to access the broad range of educational resources available within the Department, College, and University. Each student works with his or her academic adviser to develop an approved EFA plan, tailored toward a variety of personalized objectives. These include, but are not limited to: acquisition of additional technical depth in one or more EE areas, completion of a minor in a relevant area, earning of a technical entrepreneurship certificate, or pursuit of interdisciplinary experience.