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Electrical engineering curriculum.

  1. Jun 22, 2013 #1
    hi all
    here is my school curriculum :

    First Year :

    1st semester

    ENG 101 college writing

    MTH 181 Calculus I

    CHM 261 General Chemistry I

    CHM 266 General Chemistry Lab I

    ESC 120 Intro To Engineering Design

    ESC 100 New Student Orientation

    semester 2:

    ENG 102 OR ESC 102 Tech. Writing

    MTH 182 Calculus II

    PHY 243 Univ. Physics I (Writing)

    ESC151 C Programming

    2nd Year:

    semester 3

    MTH 283 Multi. Calculus for Engineers

    MTH 284 Matrices for Engineers

    PHY 244 Univ. Physics II (Writing)

    ESC 250 Differential Equations for Eng

    EEC 310 Electric Circuits I

    semester 4:

    EEC 311 Electric Circuits II

    EEC 313 Electronics I

    EEC 312 Circuits Lab

    ESC 310 Eng. Statistics & Probability

    Gen Ed Elective

    3rd year:

    semester 5

    EEC 314 Electronics II

    EEC 315 Electronics Laboratory

    EEC 361 Electro‐Mech Energy Conversion

    EEC 382 Digital Systems and Lab

    EEC 414 Writing in Elec & Comp Eng

    semester 6:

    ESC 203 Statics and Dynamics

    ESC 282 Engineering Economy

    PHL 215 Engineering Ethics (Writing)

    EEC 460 Engineering Electromagnetics

    Gen Ed Elective

    4th year:

    semester 7

    EEC Core Elective **

    EEC Core Lab **

    EEC Core Elective **

    EEC Core Lab **

    EEC Tech Elective

    Gen Ed Elective

    semester 8:

    EEC 490 Senior Design

    EEC Tech Elective

    EEC Tech Elective

    Gen Ed Elective

    **Two Core Elective/Lab sets should be selected from the following three areas:
    ∙ Communications: EEC450/EEC451
    ∙ Controls: EEC440/EEC441
    ∙ Power Electronics: EEC470/EEC471

    I need to know what do you think about this curriculum.
    my school is accredited by the ABET and the professors seem to be good enough despite I have not started classes yet :)

    is Multi.Calculus the same of calculus III ? or what?
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  3. Jun 22, 2013 #2
    You will be fine. Just make sure you learn what you need to.

    Multivariable calculus should be equivalent to what calculus 3 usually is.
  4. Jun 22, 2013 #3


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    Looks reasonable and is accredited, so I agree that you will be fine. Every school does things a little differently, so it is hard to tell too much from course names alone. By the way, where are all of your humanities courses? Is that what "gen ed" refers too? In any case, make sure you keep up with your work throughout the semester and make the most of the offices hours with professors and you will earn a good education.

  5. Jun 22, 2013 #4
    That is pretty much identical to my universities curriculum, however it doesn't look like you do a partial differential equation course which can be quite handy.
  6. Jun 23, 2013 #5
    thank god there are no humanities courses because I hate them.
    but ,I do have Engineering ethics.
  7. Jun 23, 2013 #6
    Don't be so quick to hate on humanities courses, nothing wrong with a well rounded mind.
  8. Jun 23, 2013 #7
    Looks very different from my university curriculum. Your course look more mathematical than mine(which is good for you). There is no Instrumentation course though(which is considered very core for EE). Electromagnetism in 6th semester is too late. Should have been in 2nd or 3rd semester. But the curriculum looks good!
  9. Jun 23, 2013 #8


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    What a shame to hear you so down on humanities. I hope you will reconsider the richness in life that comes from studying history, literature, cultures and similar topics.
  10. Jun 23, 2013 #9
    I realize the importance of humanities courses but I just prefer to keep dealing with Physics/Math topics.
    I do have Engineering ethics in my curriculum.
  11. Jun 26, 2013 #10


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    I must say that I really learned how to write (or at least improved my writing) from history and english classes. I was an EE major and 25% of my courses (10 of 40) were humanities / social science. It is too bad your curriculum is so narrow. In any case, I wish you the best of luck.

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