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150−Hour Combined B.S./M.S. Curriculum & Courses

Two accelerated programs are available for outstanding students wanting to earn both a B.S. and an M.S. degree. Students interested in these programs should inform their academic advisor during the first semester of the junior year and apply when they are within 30 hours of completing their undergraduate degree. The degrees available include:

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

First Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
MATH 1451, Calculus I 4 MATH 1452, Calculus II 4
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric 3
ECE 1304, Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering 3 ECE 1305, Introduction to Engineering & Computer Programming 3
POLS 1301, American Government & Organization 3 ECE 2372, Modern Digital Systems Design 3
HIST 2300, History of the U.S. (up to 1877) 3 CHEM 1307 & 1107, Principles of Chemistry I & Lab 4
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 17

Second Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
MATH 2450, Calculus III 4 MATH 3342, Statistics for Scientists & Engineers 3
PHYS 1408, Principles of Physics I 4 MATH 3350, Higher Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers I 3
POLS 2302, American Public Policy 3 ECE 3306, Electric Circuits II 3
ECE 3302, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 3 ECE 3311, Electronics I 3
ECE 3362, Digital Design Using Microcontrollers 3 ECE 3331, Project Laboratory I 3
ECE 3303, Linear System Analysis 3
TOTAL: 17 TOTAL: 18

Third Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
ECE 3332, Project Laboratory II 3 ECE 3333, Project Laboratory III 3
ECE 3312, Electronics II 3 ECE 3341, Electromagnetics Theory I 3
ECE 3323, Principles of Communication Systems 3 ECE 3353, Feedback Control Systems 3
PHYS 2401, Principles of Physics II 4 MATH 3351, Higher Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers II 3
Oral Communications Elective* 3 HIST 2301, History of the U.S. (since 1877) 3
Humanities Elective* 3
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 18

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
ECE 4333, Senior Project Laboratory IV 3 ECE 4334, Senior Project Laboratory V 3
ECE 3342, Electromagnetic Theory II 3 ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3 ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
ECE Undergraduate Elective** 3 ECE Undergraduate Elective** 3
Individual or Group Behavior Elective* 3 Dual Visual & Performing Arts / Multicultural Elective* 3
TOTAL: 15 TOTAL: 15

Fifth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3 ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3 ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
ECE 6000, Master’s Thesis 3 ECE 6000, Master’s Thesis 3
ECE 5120, Graduate Seminar 1 ECE 5120, Graduate Seminar 1
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
TOTAL: 13 TOTAL: 10

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All students must satisfy the university foreign language requirement with two years of foreign language credit from high school (same language) or two semesters of college credit (same language). Electives must be selected from approved lists to ensure that ABET, Core Curriculum, departmental, and legislative requirements are satisfied.

* Choose from Core Curriculum list.
** Students pursuing PE license may take up to four other engineering electives. Select from departmentally−approved list.
*** Students are allowed to choose any ECE 5000−/6000−level elective course. Click here to view the list of all courses. You will need to check Raiderlink per semester to view the courses offered per semester.
† Students pursuing non-thesis option may substitute ECE Undergraduate elective for ECE 4334.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering & Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

First Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
MATH 1451, Calculus I 4 MATH 1452, Calculus II 4
ECE 1304, Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering 3 ECE 2372, Modern Digital Systems Design 3
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric 3
POLS 1301, American Government & Organization 3 POLS 2302, American Public Policy 3
Oral Communications Elective* 3 CS 1411, Programming Principles I 4
TOTAL: 16 TOTAL: 17

Second Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
MATH 2450, Calculus III 4 MATH 3342, Statistics for Scientists & Engineers or
IE 3341 Engineering Statistics
3
CS 1412, Programming Principles II 4 MATH 3350, Higher Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers I 3
ECE 3302, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 3 ECE 3331, Project Laboratory I 3
ECE 3362, Microcontrollers 3 ECE 3311, Electronics I 3
PHYS 1408, Principles of Physics I 4 ECE 3303, Linear System Analysis 3
TOTAL: 18 TOTAL: 15

Third Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
ECE 3334, Computer Engineering Project Lab II 3 ECE 3333, Project Laboratory III 3
ECE 3312, Electronics II 3 ECE 3341, Electromagnetic Theory I 3
ECE 3323, Principles of Communication Systems 3 CS 1382, Discrete Computational Structures 3
CS 2413, Data Structures 4 CS Jr./Sr. Elective 3
PHYS 2401, Principles of Physics II 4 ECE/CS Jr./Sr. Elective 3
Humanities Elective* 3
TOTAL: 17 TOTAL: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
ECE 4333, Senior Project Laboratory IV 3 ECE 4334, Senior Project Laboratory V 3
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3 ECE 5375, Computer Architecture 3
CS 3365, Software Engineering or
ECE 5325 Telecommunication Networks
3 ECE/CS Graduate Elective*** 3
HIST 2300, History of the U.S. (prior to 1877) 3 HIST 2301, History of the U.S. (since 1877) 3
Individual or Group Behavior Elective* 3 Dual Visual & Performing Arts / Multicultural Elective* 3
TOTAL: 15 TOTAL: 15

Fifth Year

Fall Spring
Course Hours Course Hours
ECE 5120, Graduate Seminar 1 ECE 5120, Graduate Seminar 1
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3 ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3 ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
ECE 6000, Master’s Thesis 3 ECE 6000, Master’s Thesis 3
ECE Graduate Elective*** 3
TOTAL: 13 TOTAL: 10

More Information

All students must satisfy the university foreign language requirement with two years of foreign language credit from high school (same language) or two semesters of college credit (same language). Electives must be selected from approved lists to ensure that ABET, Core Curriculum, departmental, and legislative requirements are satisfied.

* Choose from Core Curriculum list.
** Students pursuing PE license may take up to four other engineering electives. Select from departmentally−approved list.
*** Students are allowed to choose any 5000−/6000−level elective course for the ECE requirements. For 2 of the Graduate Electives, you can choose from any CS 5000−/6000−level elective course. Click here to view the list of all ECE courses and click here to view the list of all CS courses. You will need to check Raiderlink per semester to view the courses offered per semester.
† Students pursuing non-thesis option may substitute ECE Undergraduate elective for ECE 4334.

Accreditation

The bachelor of science in computer engineering and the bachelor of science in electrical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET