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Undergraduate Programs

BSEE 4-Year Curriculum
Class of 2016


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

* ENGE 1024 Engineering Exploration - 2C

CHEM 1035
General Chemistry - 3C

CHEM 1045
General Chemistry Lab - 1C

ENGL 1105 First-Year Writing - 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 First-Year Writing - 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 - 3C

ECE 2274
Electronic Networks Lab I
- 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
Analog Electronics
- 3C

ECE 3274
Electronic Circuits Lab II
- 1C

ECE 3304
Intro Power Systems
- 3C

ECE 3354
Power Lab
- 1C

ECE 3614
Intro Communication Systems
- 3C

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

Fall Semester

EE Capstone 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


* 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).

Key

CLE: Curriculum for Liberal Education Requirements

Ar.: Area

ViEWS: Visual Expression, Written, and Spoken Communication

EE Major

In order to enter this restricted major, students must have:

  • A competitive GPA of at least 2.0 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C- or better in ENGE 1024 and ENGE 1104 (or ENGE 1114 + ENGE 1204 or ENGE 1434)
  • Credit for MATH 1205, 1206, 1114, 1224; CHEM 1035/1045; ENGL 1105, 1106; PHYS 2305

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, MATH 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.