Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Electrical Engineering - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS EE
Combined: BS EE/MBA
Graduate: MSEE, MEng EE, PhD EE

Advisement

In general, advisement at the undergraduate level has a two-tiered approach. During the first two years of all engineering programs, students are advised by one of the senior School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) academic advisors in 410 Bonner Hall. The SEAS academic advisors should be consulted on general education requirements and required courses in chemistry, engineering and applied sciences, math, and physics. If a student has specific questions about career paths or electrical engineering classes, meeting with an EE faculty member is more appropriate. Students are encouraged to consult with one of the directors of undergraduate studies for questions regarding the sequence of EE requirements. They are required to meet with their EE faculty advisor about technical electives and career opportunities starting in the spring of their sophomore 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, energy systems, and electromagnetic theory. Fourth-year courses are designed to reinforce lab skills, practice design, and broaden the students' background knowledge through technical electives. Technical electives allow undergraduates flexibility to concentrate in the broad areas of energy systems; optics and photonics; signals, communications and networking; and solid state electronics. For additional information please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Acceptance Information

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

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements before being considered 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 evaluating the student's transcripts, course content, contact hours, and grades earned. Most courses taken from an Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accredited electrical engineering department are transferable. Evaluations for transfer credit of general education, basic science, and engineering science courses completed at other universities and colleges are done through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Office of Undergraduate Education, located in 410 Bonner Hall. For more information, see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Electrical Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

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

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 First Year Seminar
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 230 Engineering Computations or MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
EAS 240 Programming for Engineers
EAS 360 Technical Communications
EE 178 Digital Electronics
EE 202 Circuit Analysis
EE 205 Signals and Systems
EE 305 Applied Probability & Statistical Inference
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 379 Embedded Systems and Applications
EE 383 Communication Systems I
EE 408 Senior Seminar
EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design with Programmable Logic
EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project
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

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 109
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 126

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and additional university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Electrical Engineering BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Also visit the School of Engineering Advisement Page for discipline specific plans

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 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 430 Fundamentals of Solid State Devices
EE 448 Microelectronic Device Fabrication
EE 449 Analog Integrated Circuit Layout
EE 453 Microelectronic Fabrication Lab
EE 455 Photonic Devices
EE 460 Intro to MRI
EE 462 Principles of Medical and Radar Imaging
EE 470 Renewable Distributed Generation and Storage
EE 471 Sustainable Energy Systems
EE 476 High-Voltage Engineering
EE 480 Biomedical Electronics
EE 482 Power Systems Engineering I
EE 484 Communications Systems II
EE 488 Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices
EE 491 Analog Circuits

Electrical Engineering Requirements
A total of five upper-division technical electives are required.

At least two upper-division technical electives must be chosen from EE courses.

Three of the upper-division technical electives are unrestricted.

For students entering prior to fall 2016 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
EAS 199 First Year Seminar
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 240 Engineering Computation
EAS 360 Technical Communications
EE 178 Digital Electronics
EE 202 Circuit Analysis
EE 205 Signals and Systems
EE 305 Applied Probability & Statistical Inference
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Laboratory
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Laboratory
EE 379 Embedded Systems and Applications
EE 383 Communication Systems I
EE 408 Senior Seminar
EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design with Programmable Logic
EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project
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

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 100
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 48
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 165


See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and additional university requirements.

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

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Electrical Engineering BS/MBA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

* See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Requirements section

Electives and Course Groupings

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives (minimum 6 credits)

A total of two technical electives are required. At least two upper-division technical electives must be chosen from 300/400 level EE or Computer Science and Engineering courses that are not already required for the degree program.

Contact the School of Management for MGT elective options.

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.

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39