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Undergraduate Programs

BSEE 4-Year Curriculum
Class of 2015


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

* ENGE 1024 Engineering Exploration - 2C

CHEM 1035 General Chemistry - 3C

CHEM 1045 General Chemistry Lab - 1C

ENGL 1105 Freshman English - 3C

MATH 1114 Linear Algebra - 2C

MATH 1205 Calculus I - 3C

CLE Area 6 (Creativity & Aesthetic Experience) - 1C

Spring Semester

* ENGE 1104 Exploration of the Digital Future - 2C

ECE 1574 Engineering Problem Solving with C++ - 3C

PHYS 2305 Foundations of Physics with Lab - 4C

ENGL 1106 Freshman English - 3C

MATH 1224 Vector Geometry - 2C

MATH 1206 Calculus II - 3C

Fall Semester

ECE 2014 Engineering Professionalism in ECE - 2C

ECE 2004 Electric Circuit Analysis - 3C

ECE 2074 Electric Circuit Analysis Lab - 1C

ECE 2504 Intro to Computer Engineering - 3C

MATH 2214 Differential Equations - 3C

PHYS 2306 Foundations of Physics with Lab - 4C

Spring Semester

ECE 2204 Electronics I - 3C

ECE 2274 Electronic Circuits Lab - 1C

ECE 2534 Microcontroller Interfacing - 4C

ECE 2704 Signals and Systems - 3C

Math 2224 Multivariable Calculus - 3C

CLE Area 2 (Ideas, Cultural Traditions, and Values) - 3C


15 Total Credits

17 Total Credits
3 in-major credits

16 Total Credits
9 in-major credits

17 Total Credits
11 in-major credits

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Semester

ECE 3105 Electromagnetic Fields I - 3C

ECE 3004
AC Circuit Analysis
- 3C

ECE 3074 AC Circuit Analysis Lab - 1C

ECE 3704 Continuous and Discrete Systems - 3C

STAT 4714 Probability and Statistics for ECE - 3C

ENGL 3764 Technical Writing - 3C

Spring Semester

ECE 3106 Electromagnetic Fields II - 3C

ECE 3204 Electronics II - 3C

ECE 3274 Electronics Lab - 1C

ECE 3304 Intro Power Systems - 3C

ECE 3354 Power Lab - 1C

ECE 3614 Intro Communication Systems - 3C

Core Curriculum Area 3 (Society & Human Behavior) - 3C

Fall Semester

EE Capstone Technical Elective from list - 3C

EE Technical Elective from list - 3C

Engineering and Science Elective from list - 3C

ISE 2014 Engineering Economy - 2C

Math Elective from list - 3C

CLE Area 7 (Critical Issues in a Global Context) - 3C

Spring Semester

EE Technical Elective from list - 3C

EE Technical Elective from list - 3C

EE Technical Elective from list - 3C

CLE Area 3 (Society & Human Behavior) - 3C

CLE Area 2 (Ideas, Cultural Traditions, and Values) - 3C

Free Elective - 2C

16 Total Credits
10 in-major credits

17 Total Credits
14 in-major credits

17 Total Credits
6 in-major credits

17 Total Credits
9 in-major credits


Notes

  • ENGE 1024 (2C) + ENGE 1104 (2C) can be fulfilled with ENGE 1434 Fundamentals of Engineering (5C).
  • ENGE 1104 can be fulfilled with ENGE 1114 Exploration Engineering Design (2C) + ENGE 1204 Digital Future Transition (1C).
  • Some Area 7 classes also count as UCCLE in Areas 2 or 3, and some Area 2 and 3 classes also count as UCCLE in Area 7. Double counting Area 7 with Area 2 or 3 increases the number of required free electives.
  • Art 1004 and FA 2004 are offered on a Pass/Fail basis only.
  • All students must complete the University foreign language requirement before graduation.

EE Major

  • Admission to the EE degree program is governed by CoE and ECE restricted majors' guidelines.
  • All ECE courses require a C- or better in prerequisite courses.
  • Free electives or Area 6 courses offered on a Pass/Fail only basis may be taken under the Pass/Fail grading option.
  • Cumulative/overall and in-major GPAs of 2.0 or higher are required for graduation. In determining the EE in-major GPA, all ECE courses, including repeats, are used. CS 1044, if taken before Fall 2004, will also count in the in-major GPA calculation.
  • Non-degree courses are those which do not satisfy graduation requirements, including free electives. The list of non-degree courses includes all courses on the "Non-Degree Credit Courses" list, which is updated annually and published on the College of Engineering Undergraduate Academic Affairs website at www.eng.vt.edu.
  • A total of 132 credits are required for graduation with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.

University Policy 91- Progress Toward Degree

University Policy 91 outlines university-wide minimum criteria to determine if students are making satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degrees. The ECE Department fully supports the policy. Specific expectations for satisfactory progress for Electrical Engineering majors are as follows:

  • Each student must meet the minimum University-wide criteria as described in Policy 91 and summarized in the Undergraduate Course Catalog and Academic Policies catalog.
  • Additionally, upon completion of 60 credits, EE students must have satisfactorily completed ECE 2014, ECE 2004, MATH 2214 and 2224, and PHYS 2306.
  • Upon completion of 90 credits, EE students must have successfully completed 33 credits of in-major courses (including ECE 2534) and have 2.0 overall and in-major GPAs.