May 11, 2021  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering, B.S.


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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, smart embedded systems, wireless communications, microwave systems, solid state electronics, controls and automation, power electronics, 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 expands and 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 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.

 

STUDENT OUTCOMES

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 track Requirements      18
  • TOTAL                      120

 

 

A. General Education and University Requirements: 45 Credits


Note


*denotes a department required course to fulfill the general education requirement which must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Educaiton Requirements where not specified by the department.

D. Electrical Engineering Electives Requirements: 18 Credits


  • XXXX - EEGR 400 level ECE Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - EEGR 400 level ECE Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - EEGR 400 level ECE Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - EEGR 400 level ECE Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Approved 300 - 400 level Elective 3 credits1
  • XXXX - Approved 300 - 400 level Elective 3 credits1

Note


Approved electives (300 level or higher) are advanced courses listed in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Industrial and Civil Engineering, Business programs, or other relevant courses deemed appropriate for the student’s program of study.

Faculty advisor and Department Chair written approval must be obtained prior to registration.

E. Electrical Engineering-Computer Engineering Track Requirements (18 credits): 18 Credits


Note


2 Two EEGR electives must be selected from the following: EEGR 409 EEGR 412 , EEGR 415  ,  EEGR 417 ,EEGR 418  , EEGR 419 , and EEGR 451 . In addition, EEGR 498 , EEGR 499  and Engineering Graduate offerings that relate to Computer Engineering and INSS and COSC electives will be considered on a case by case basis. ECE Department written approval is required prior to registering for any of these offerings outside of the EEGR listings.

F. Electrical Engineering - Cyber Security Track Requirements (18 credits)


Notes


IMPORTANT

The prerequisite requirements for all courses will be strictly enforced. Students MUST have the prescribed prerequisites before registering for a course. Prerequisite waivers will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Requirements for the Electrical Engineering major include through preparation in mathematics, physics, and engineering.  Elective courses must include both Electrical and computer Engineering courses and approved courses (i.e. 300 level or above) outside of the department.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all engineering, physics, mathematics, and approved elective courses.

Note:  Students are required to repeat courses in the major which they did not pass with a “C” or higher.  These are courses beginning in EEGR, CEGR, and IEGR.  If you receive a grade lower than “C” in an elective course in the major, you have the following options:  (1) Retake the course and pass with a grade of “C” or higher  (2) Substitute an equivalent course and pass with a grade of “C” or higher.  You will have only one (1) opportunity to substitute an equivalent course for a course in which  you have previously received a grade lower than a “C” or higher.

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 120


Suggested Curriculum Sequence


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