May 27, 2022  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Chairperson of the Department: Craig Scott

Professors: Arlene Cole-Rhodes, Kevin Kornegay, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Craig Scott, Michael Spencer, Carl White

Associate Professors: Yacob Astatke, Duane Harvey, Michel Kornegay, Farzad Moazzami, Kofi Nyarko, Onyema Osuagwu, Ketchiozo Wandji

Assistant Professors:  Getachew Befekadu, Clinton Cole, Md Tanvir Arafin

Lecturers: Deanna Bailey, Mulgeta Dugda, Petronella James, Ladawn Partlow

Professor of Practice:  Gregory M. Wilkins


The following information is applicable for students who are already matriculating under the 2010-2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2018-2020 catalogs.  However, these students have the option of pursuing any later catalog as long as they meet the catalog requirements. New students both freshman and transfers, who enroll in fall 2020 or later must follow this 2020-2022 catalog.



Morgan State University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Electrical Engineering program was founded in September 1984 and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,



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, smart embedded systems, wireless communications, microwave systems, power electronics, computer engineering, 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 expands and rounds out the program by providing the necessary tools to meet the demands of the information age.



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 electrical and computer engineering 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 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 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.



A minimum of 120 credit hours are required of students pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.).  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
  • TOTAL                      120


    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Masters of EngineeringBachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering

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