THE MAJOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides its students the opportunity to apply mathematical and physical concepts to engineering problems early in the curriculum, through laboratory and design experiences. The Department has been following the philosophy of design across the curriculum for some time. In addition to the strong design experience integrated throughout the required courses, the electives offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills with additional open-ended problem solving. These problems are broad-based, incorporating knowledge from specialty areas of communications systems, signal processing, microwave systems, solid state electronics, controls and automation, and computer engineering, power, and cyber security. The computer engineering and cyber security emphases are special components of the electrical engineering (EE) program, where the Department offers concentrations in these areas within its EE program. This rounds out the program by providing the necessary tools to meet the demands of the information age.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The Electrical Engineering degree program educational objectives are consistent with those of the School of Engineering. In striving to develop a program of the highest quality, the program seeks to instill in its students the confidence and competence required to meet the challenges associated with careers in electrical and computer engineering. The primary objective of the EE program is to develop a challenging and adaptive curriculum which continuously fosters excellence, breadth, and depth. Within this framework the Department will produce students that will:
A. Remain effective in their employment in engineering and other professional career fields.
B. Facilitate innovation and synthesis of new products and services, as well as improve existing products, in a global context.
C. Continue to be leaders and /or major contributors in their profession, community and other organizations.
D. Continue the learning process throughout their careers.
E. Provide service to their profession and community-at-large.
The Electrical Engineering degree program student outcomes serve as specific guidelines and standards of the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that students are expected to achieve by the time of graduation. The outcomes also indicate the minimum standards of achievement for students matriculating through the program.
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from our department at Morgan State University will demonstrate:
1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Requirements for the Electrical Engineering, B.S. Degree:
A minimum of 120 credit hours are required of students pursuing the Electrical Engineering, B.S. Degree. These credit hours are distributed as follows:
General Education and University Requirements 45
Mathematics and Science Requirements 19
Electrical Engineering Core Requirements 38
Electives or Concentration Requirements 18