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Curriculum

A BSEE degree is comprised of 128 credit hours and can be earned in four years. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

A reduced selection of freshman, sophomore, and junior courses is offered during the summer. Cooperative education is encouraged, though it extends the course of study. General education courses are required by the university. UTC has course transfer agreements with many regional community college, as indicated in the Transfer Equivalency Charts.

The table below presents a typical schedule. A description of each course can be found in the Undergraduate Course Catalog. The table indicates the prerequisites for each required course in the curriculum. A 'c' after the code (as in M1c) indicates that the listed course is a corequisite. A course with a code displayed in inverse print, such as CHEM 1110, indicates that the course is generally offered in both fall and spring semesters. Clicking on a course number brings up the course listings for the upcoming semester while clicking on the course title returns the catalog description. A list of all currently offered courses for spring, 2016, is available here.

 

Typical EE Schedule (2016 BSEE Curriculum)

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Hrs Spring Semester Hrs
ENGL 1010 3 ENGR 1040 - Vector Statics 3
ENGR 1011 - 3D Modeling 1 MATH 1960 - Calculus II 4
ENGR 1030 - Basic Engr Phys 3 MATH 2200 - Linear Algebra 3
ENGR 1030L -Basic Engr Phys Lab 1 ENGL 1020 3
CHEM 1110 3 GenEd (Behavioral & Social Sciences) 3
CHEM 1110L 1    
MATH 1950 - Calculus I 4    
Total
16
Total
16
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Hrs Spring Semester Hrs
ENEE 2250 - Programming for EEs 3 ENEE 2720 – Electrical Circuits II 3
ENEE 2700 – Electrical Circuits I 3 ENEE 2740 - Digital Electronics 3
ENEE 2710L - Electrical Circuits Lab 1 ENGR 2220 – Statistics 3
ENGL 2810 3 MATH 2560 - Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH 2450 - Diff EQ 3 GenEd (Behavioral & Social Sciences) 3
PHYS 2310 - Electricity & Mag. 3    
PHYS 2310L - Electricity & Mag. Lab 1    
Total 17 Total 16
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Hrs Spring Semester Hrs
ENEE 3250 - Signal & Sys 3 ENEE 4600 or ENEE 3770 3
ENEE 3720 - Analog Electronics 3 ENEE 3790 – Controls 3
ENEE 3720L - Analog Electronics Lab 1 Technical Elective 3
ENEE 3800 – Electrical Energy Conv 3 EE Focus Elective 3
ENEE 3800L - Elect Energy Conv Lab 1 ENEE 4800 - Instrumentation 3
ENEE 3750 - EM Fields & Waves 3  EE Lab Elective 1
Gen Ed (Fine Arts & Humanities) 3    
Total 17 Total 16
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Hrs Spring Semester Hrs
ENGR 3850 - Junior Design 3 ENEE 4500 - EE Capstone Design 3
EE Focus Elective 3 ENEE 4900 - FE & Professionalism 1
EE Focus Lab Elective 1 EE Elective 3
EE Elective 3 EE Lab Elective 1
Professional (Career) Elective** 3 Technical Elective 3
Gen Ed (Fine Arts & Humanities) 3  Gen Ed (Non-Western Culture) 3
Total 16 Total 14

Note: See Table 2 for EE Focus Electives

IMPORTANT:  Students will need to satisfy one of the following focus areas (7 credits hours’ total) and the remaining courses and labs can be taken as EE electives.

Focus Area Focus Electives Focus Lab Electives
Power Systems
  1. ENEE 4720 - Power System Analysis
  2. Any one of the following:
    • Protective Relaying (ENEE 4620)
    • Smart Power Distribution (ENEE 4670)

Power Simulation Lab
(ENEE 4720L)

Communications
  1. Analog Communications (4750)
  2. Any one of the following:
    • Digital Communications (ENEE 4760)
    • Digital Signal Processing (ENEE 4820)

Analog
Communication Lab
(ENEE 4750L)

Microelectronics
  1. Advance Electronics (ENEE 3770))
  2. Any one of the following:
    • Embedded Systems (ENEE 4710)
    • Power Electronics (ENEE 4600))

Advanced Electronics
Lab (ENEE 3770L)

EE ELECTIVES

  • These will include all the above focus electives not being used to meet a requirement in addition to any 3000 or 4000 level EE courses.

EE LABORATORY ELECTIVES

  • ENEE 4790L – Linear Controls & Drives Lab
  • ENEE 4600L – Power Electronics Lab
  • ENEE 3770L – Advanced Electronics Lab
  • ENEE 4750L – Analog and Digital Communication Lab
  • ENEE 4720L – Power Simulation Laboratory

PROFESSIONAL (CAREER) ELECTIVE

  • One 3-hour Math, Science (ASTR, BIOL, CHEM or PHYS), Business (ACC, BUS, MGT, ECON, FIN or MKT) or other related areas and must be approved by department.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL ELECTIVES

  • Engineering Economy (ENGR 3520); Thermo-Fluids (ENGR 3050); Thermodynamics (ENGR 3030); Fluid Mechanics (ENGR 3070)