Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program is a 190.5-credit-hour program offered on the Colorado Springs campus. The program includes 69.5 credit hours of general education courses and 8 credit hours of electives. It also includes 113 credit hours devoted to the electrical engineering core, which are designed to provide instruction in the design, development, and testing of electrical equipment from small embedded systems to supercomputers.

The program is designed to provide students with a strong technical background as well as the opportunity to develop analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that help them prepare to contribute as professionals to a variety of engineering roles. This may include working with equipment ranging from small electronic devices and smart phones to supercomputers, within the various fields of electrical engineering and the high-tech industry. The program emphasizes that graduates of Electrical Engineering will be committed to professional development and lifelong learning by engaging in professional or graduate education in order to stay current in their field and achieve continued professional growth.

The Program Objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering are to produce graduates who, after acquiring industry experience: 1) Lead the electrical engineering industry in their companies and society by serving as mentors, fostering effective teams, and identifying critical needs and concerns as the future evolves. 2) Are competent Electrical Engineers who value system-level perspectives; provide technical expertise; engage in continuous learning and advanced education; apply theory, experimentation, and modern engineering tools; and validate systems and solutions. 3) Demonstrate responsible citizenship of a diverse global society.

Outcomes:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, societal, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Degree Requirements

Courses: Preparatory

CS104Problem Solving Concepts With C++

4

MATH112Analytic College Algebra

4.5

MATH114Analytic Trigonometry

4.5

MATH116Foundations for Calculus

4.5

Courses: General Education

CHE105Introduction to Chemistry

5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

 

LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life

4.5

or

HUMN201Introduction to the Fine Arts I

4.5

 

MATH205Differential Calculus

5

MATH207Integral Calculus

5

MATH304Linear Algebra

4

PHIL306Ethics for the Information Age

4.5

PHY211Physics I - Mechanics

5

PHY212Physics II – Heat, Light and Sound

5

 

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

or

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:69.5

Courses: Core

CE242Computer Architecture

4

CS115Programming With C++

4

EE110Introduction to Engineering

4

EE221Circuit Analysis I

5

EE252Digital Design I

5

EE312Embedded Microcontrollers

5

EE325CMOS Design

5

EE331Circuit Analysis II

5

EE335Advanced Engineering Mathematics

5

EE341Advanced Circuit Analysis

5

EE343Signals and Systems

4

EE352Digital Design II

5

EE375Electronic Design I

5

EE395Electronic Design II

5

EE415Advanced Electronic Design

5

EE443Communication Systems I

4

EE463Communications Systems II

4

EE486Impact of Global Issues on Design

2

EE490Product Design I

4

EE491Product Design II

4

EM200Introduction to Website Development

4

MATH302Differential Equations

5

MATH366Probability and Statistics

5

PHY340Electromagnetics

5

PHY350Solid State Physics

5

Total Credit Hours:113

Courses: Electives

ELESelect two courses, for a total of 8 credits, from the list of Senior level EE elective courses

8

Elective Choices:

EE472Advanced Digital System Design

4

EE473Communication System Design

4

EE474Controls Systems Design

4

EE475Advanced Electronic Systems Design

4

EE477Power Systems Design

4

EE479Advanced Systems Design (System Design Continuation)

4

EE495Advanced Research and Study in Electrical Engineering

1-6

EE499Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

1-6

Total Credit Hours: 190.5

The BSEE program at the CTU Colorado Springs campus is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs