Sep 30, 2023  
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Chairperson (Interim) of the Department: Michel Reece

Professors: Arlene Cole-Rhodes, Kevin Kornegay, Craig Scott, Carl White

Associate Professors: Yacob Astatke, Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Farzad Moazzami, Kofi Nyarko, Willie Thompson

Lecturers: Mulgeta Dugda, Petronella James, Ladawn Partlow, Paterne Sissinto, Gregory M. Wilkins.


The following information is applicable for students who are already matriculating under the 2010-2013, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 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 2016 or later must follow this 2018-2020 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 the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program 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, 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.



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 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 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.

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





The B.S./M.E. and the B.S./M.S degree programs enables exceptionally qualified students and highly motivated undergraduates majoring in Engineering to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a minimum of five years. The B.S./M.E. or the B.S./M.S program in Engineering, is applicable to the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. The goal of the Undergraduate to the Graduate program is to accelerate the production of electrical engineering professionals who are capable of entering into the technology workforce and making significant contributions to society, while safeguarding the environment.


The number of undergraduate electives in the major may be reduced for B.S./M.E. candidates, thereby enabling them to begin graduate courses once they have met their general education requirements and the majority of the requirements in their majors.  After completing their senior year, all subsequent course work is at the graduate level. Graduate credits may be accepted in fulfillment of some undergraduate requirements; graduate credits used to satisfy undergraduate requirements may not be used again to satisfy graduate requirements.  


Admission Criteria

The Bachelor to the Masters (M.E. or M.S.) program in Engineering allows students to begin graduate study (concurrent with undergraduate work) in the second semester of their junior year. For admission to either program in Engineering, an applicant must have completed 85-credits and must have completed EEGR 317 and EEGR 322. A candidate for admission to either Bachelor to the Masters program must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 at the end of the sophomore year and must maintain this average in order to remain in the program.  Upon admission to the Bachelor to the Masters program students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 each semester or they will be dismissed from the program and thereafter be only eligible to receive the bachelor’s degree.


This is the minimum requirement for consideration; it does not guarantee admission or retention. Candidates must submit written recommendations from the chairperson of the department in which they are matriculating and from one faculty member, who will serve as an advisor.  Applicants must also provide a typed statement indicating why they seek to enter the program, and a sample that is representative of their technical work. Acceptance into the program is determined by a B.S./M.E./M.S. Committee comprised of representatives from the department of electrical and computer engineering.  The application package is submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.


General Requirements B.S./M.E.  

Students for the B.S./M.E. program will be required to complete the B.S. degree requirements of their respective discipline, and a total of 33 acceptable credit hours of graduate coursework inclusive of 2 credit hours of seminar and 4 credit hours of Project Report. Successful completion and oral defense of the Report Project is required in lieu of taking a comprehensive examination. For more information see:


General Requirements B.S./M.S.  

Students for the B.S./M.S program will be required to complete the B.S. degree requirements and the M.S. degree requirements for electrical engineering. Up to six credits of graduate coursework may count towards the undergraduate degree. For the M.S., the thesis option requires 24 credits and two thesis courses (29 credits). For more information see:


Degrees Received

Upon satisfying both the undergraduate and masters requirements for degree completion, students receive both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Engineering or Master of Science degrees. A student may elect to receive only a B.S. degree by taking EEGR 491, however, the student is no longer eligible for the B.S./M.E. or B.S./M.S. program. In order to receive a Master’s Degree at Morgan State University, the student will then have to apply to the traditional two year program.



    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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