Electrical Engineering : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined: BS/MBA
Graduate: MS, MEng, PhD

Advisement

In general, advisement at the undergraduate level is a two-tiered approach. During the first two years of all engineering programs, students are advised by one of the senior SEAS academic advisors in 410 Bonner Hall. The SEAS academic advisors should be consulted on general education requirements and on required courses in chemistry, engineering and applied sciences, math, and physics. If a student has specific questions about career paths or specific electrical engineering classes, seeing an Electrical Engineering faculty is more appropriate. Once admitted to the BSEE program students are linked to an advisor who is an EE faculty member. Students are encouraged to consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the sequence of EE requirements and their EE advisor about technical electives and career opportunities, especially during the senior year.

The first two years of the undergraduate curriculum emphasize the physical sciences and mathematics. Additionally, fundamental classes in digital principles, circuits, and signals complete the second year. The third year consists of coordinated sequences in electronics and electronic circuits, communications and signal processing, microprocessors and microcomputers, and electromagnetic theory. Fourth-year courses are designed to reinforce lab skills, practice design, and broaden the background through technical electives. Through selection of technical electives, undergraduates have the flexibility to concentrate in the broad areas of energy systems, optics and photonics, communications, signal processing and networking, and solid state electronics. For additional information please see the Undergraduate Catalog entry for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Acceptance Information

For acceptance information please see the Degrees and Policies section of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements before consideration for admission to the Department of Electrical Engineering. Electrical engineering courses completed at other colleges and offered as substitutes for UB courses are evaluated individually by the EE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. A determination is made by an evaluation of the student's transcripts, course content, contact hours, and grades earned. Most courses taken from an ABET accredited college level electrical engineering department are transferable. Evaluations for transfer credits of general education, basic science, and engineering science courses completed at other universities and colleges are done through the Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 410 Bonner Hall. For more information, see School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Electrical Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

For acceptance information please see the Degrees and Policies section of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
CSE 379 Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcomputers
CSE 380 Introduction to Microprocessors Lab
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 230 Engineering Computation
EAS 305 Applied Probability
EE 101 Basic Electronics or one technical elective
EE 202 Circuit Analysis
EE 205 Signals and Systems
EE 278 Digital Principles
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 383 Communication Systems
EE 408 Senior Seminar
EE 409 Senior Design Implementation
EE 436 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
PHY 207 General Physics III
PHY 257 General Physics III Lab
Two restricted upper-division technical electives
Three unrestricted upper-division technical electives
One free elective

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 108

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring EE 101, MTH 142, PHY 107, EAS 202

SECOND YEAR
Fall EE 202, EE 278, MTH 306, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 230, EE 205, MTH 241, PHY 207/PHY 257

THIRD YEAR
Fall EAS 305, EE 310, EE 324, EE 352
Spring CSE 379, CSE 380, EE 311, EE 353, EE 383

FOURTH YEAR
Fall EE 408, EE 436, two technical electives, one free elective
Spring EE 409, three technical electives

Electives and Course Groupings

Elective Courses
EE 401 RF and Microwave Circuits I
EE 403 Introduction to Plasma Processing
EE 410 Electronic Instrumentation Design
EE 412 Nanophontics
EE 413 Communication Electronics
EE 415 Microelectromechanical Systems
EE 416 Signal Processing Algorithms
EE 418 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: First Course in Nanoelectronics
EE 419 Industrial Control Systems
EE 421 Semiconductor Materials
EE 422 Nanomaterials
EE 423 Nanotechnology and Science
EE 425 Electrical Devices I
EE 428 BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip
EE 429 Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility
EE 430 Fundamentals of Solid State Devices
EE 435 Java Applet Modeling for Visual Engineering Simulation
EE 438 Electrochemical Power Sources: Design, Function, and Selection
EE 448 Microelectronic Device Fabrication
EE 449 Analog Integrated Circuit Layout
EE 453 Microelectronic Fabrication Lab
EE 455 Photonic Devices
EE 456 RF and Microwave Circuits II
EE 460 Current Research Topics of Power Modulation Applications
EE 462 Principles of Medical and Radar Imaging
EE 465 Current Research Topics of Pulsed Power Applications
EE 467 Integrated Power Electronics
EE 471 Sustainable Energy Systems
EE 476 High-Voltage Engineering
EE 478 Digital Design
EE 480 Biomedical Electronics
EE 482 Power Systems Engineering I
EE 484 Communications Systems II
EE 488 Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices
EE 489 Lasers and Photonics
EE 490 Consumer Optoelectronics
EE 491 Analog Circuits

Electrical Engineering Requirements
A total of five upper-division technical electives and one free elective are required.

At least two upper-division technical electives must be chosen from EE courses; CSE courses; MAE 340 Systems Analysis; MAE 443 Continuous Control Systems; or MAE 444 Digital Control Systems.

Three of the upper-division technical electives are unrestricted.

For students entering prior to fall 2011 please refer to the undergraduate catalog from the year you entered the university.

Electrical Engineering/Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

Acceptance Criteria

Good standing as an electrical engineering undergraduate student and acceptance as a graduate student by the School of Management.

Advising Notes

The internship may be taken the previous summer to lighten the load in the fifth year.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
CSE 379 Introduction to Microprocessors and Microcomputers
CSE 380 Introduction to Microprocessors Lab
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 230 Engineering Computation
EAS 305 Applied Probability
EE 101 Basic Electronics or one technical elective
EE 202 Circuit Analysis
EE 205 Signals and Systems
EE 278 Digital Principles
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Laboratory
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Laboratory
EE 383 Communication Systems
EE 408 Senior Seminar
EE 409 Senior Design Implementation
EE 436 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGB 610 Organizational Behavioral
MGB 611 Team Skills
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Manages
MGG 601 Corp Soc Resp/Sustainability
MGG 635 Management Communication
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 640 Business Strategy
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions
MGO 644 Business Practice
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers
MGS 605 IT Management
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
PHY 207 General Physics III
PHY 257 General Physics III Lab
Two electrical engineering technical electives
MGT Electives - may include internship

Summary
Total required credits for the undergraduate portion: 95
Total required credits for the BS/MBA: 143

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the School of Management's MBA handbook for requirements for MBA candidates.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring EAS 202, EE 101, MTH 142, PHY 107

SECOND YEAR
Fall EE 202, EE 278, MTH 306, PHY 108, PHY 158
Spring EAS 230, EE 205, MTH 241, PHY 207/PHY 257

THIRD YEAR
Fall EAS 305, EE 310, EE 324, EE 352
Spring CSE 379, CSE 380, EE 311, EE 353, EE 383

FOURTH YEAR
Fall EE 436, MGA 603, MGB 610, MGB 611, MGF 611, MGG 601, MGG 635, MGM 615, MGQ 608, MGQ 609
Spring EE/CSE technical elective, MGA 605, MGE 604, MGO 620, MGO 640, MGS 605, MGT elective

FIFTH YEAR
Fall EE/CSE technical elective, EE 408, MGT electives
Spring EE 409, MGO 642, MGO 644, MGT electives

Electives and Course Groupings

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives (minimum 6 credits)

A total of two technical electives are required. These upper-division technical electives must be chosen from EE courses or CSE courses.

Contact the Department of Electrical Engineering for elective options.

For students entering prior to fall 2011 please refer to the undergraduate catalog from the year you entered the university.

A BS diploma and an MBA diploma are awarded upon completion, with a transcript notation that these degrees were awarded as part of a combined degree program.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:55 EST