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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. 

Typical EE Schedule (2016 BSEE Curriculum)

BSEE Program Flowchart can be downloaded here.

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Name PCreq Hrs Course Name PCreq Hrs
G0 ENGL 1010 - Rhetoric & Composition I   3 G3 ENGL 1020 - Rhetoric & Composition II G0 3
  ENGR 1011 - 2D/3D Modeling   1 G4 ENCE 1040 - Vector Statics G1,M1 3
G1 ENME 1030 - Basic Engineering Science M0 3 M1 MATH 1960 - Calculus II M0 4
  ENME 1030L - Freshman Engr. Lab G1 1 M2 MATH 2200 - Linear Algebra M0 3
G2 CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I   3   GenEd (Behavioral & Social Sciences)   3
  CHEM 1110L - General Chemistry I Lab G2 1        
M0 MATH 1950 - Calculus I   4        
Total 16 Total 16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Name PCreq Hrs Course Name PCreq Hrs
P0 PHYS 2310 - Electricity & Magnetism G4,M1 3   ENGR 2220 - Statistics for Engineering M1 3
  PHYS 2310L - Electricity & Mag. Lab P0 1 M4 MATH 2560 - Calculus III M1,2 4
M3 MATH 2450 - Differential Equations M1,2 3 E3 ENEE 2720 - Electrical Circuits II E1,2 3
E0 ENEE 2250 - Engineering Programming G4,M3 3   ENEE 2740 - Digital Electronics E1 3
E1 ENEE 2700 - Electrical Circuits I M3,P0 3   GenEd (Behavioral & Social Sciences)   3
E2 ENEE 2710L - Electrical Circuits Lab E1,G5 1        
G5 ENGL 2810 - Technical Writing G3 3        
Total 17 Total 16

 

JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Name PCreq Hrs Course Name PCreq Hrs
E4 ENEE 3250 - Signals and Systems E3,M3 3 E8 ENEE 3790 - Control Systems Design E4 3
E5 ENEE 3720 - Analog Electronics E0,3 3   ENEE 4800 - Electronic Instrumentation E4,5 3
  ENEE 3720L - Analog Electronics Lab E2,5 1   EE Focus Elective (1)   3
E6 ENEE 3750 - EM Fields & Waves E1,M4 3   EE Focus Lab Elective   1
E7 ENEE 3800 - Electrical Energy Conv. E3,6 3   EE Elective* (1)   3
  ENEE 3800L - Electrical Energy Conv Lab E7 1   Technical Elective (1)   3
  Gen Ed (Fine Arts & Humanities)   3        
Total 17 Total

16

 

SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Name PCreq Hrs Course Name PCreq Hrs
G6 ENGR 3850 - Inter. Design Project I E5 3   ENEE 4500 - EE Design Project E8,G6 3
  EE Focus Elective (2)   3   ENEE 4900 - FE & Professionalism G6 1
  EE Lab Elective (1)   1   EE Elective (3)   3
  EE Elective (2)   3   EE Lab Elective (2)   1
  Professional (Career) Elective**   3   Technical Elective (2)   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

Table 1 - SUMMARY OF TOTAL ELECTIVES NEEDED

ELECTIVES NUMBER NEEDED
EE Focus Electives 2
EE Focus Lab Elective 1
EE Electives 3
EE Lab Electives 2
Professional Elective 1
Technical Electives  2

 

EE ELECTIVES - Three 3-hour EE courses segmented as follows:

  • EE Elective* (1) - One 3-hour course from the following list: ENEE 3770 OR ENEE 4600. Students pursuing the Micorelectronics Focus Area of study are advised to take ENEE 4600.
  • EE Elective (2) and EE Elective (3) Two 3-hour 3000-level or 4000-level EE courses not being used to meet another requirement.

PROFESSIONAL (CAREER) ELECTIVE** - One 3-hour 3000-level or 4000-level course in Math, Science (ASTR, BIOL, CHEM or PHYS), Business (ACC, BUS, MGT, ECON, FIN or MKT) or other related areas. Must be approved by EE advisor or department head.

EE LABORATORY ELECTIVES - Two 1-hour 3000-level or 4000-level EE laboratory courses from the following list:

EE FOCUS ELECTIVES - Two 3-hour EE focus area courses from Table 2.

EE FOCUS LAB ELECTIVES One 1-hour EE focus area lab course from Table 2.

PROFESSIONAL (CAREER) ELECTIVE

  • One 3-hour 3000-level or 4000-level Math, Science (ASTR, BIOL, CHEM or PHYS), Business (ACC, BUS, MGT, ECON, FIN or MKT) or other related areas and must be approved by EE advisor or department head.

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES - Two 3-hour 3000-level or 4000-level engineering courses (ENGR, ENME, ENCE, ENCH, ENIE, ENNE, ENEV, or ENEE) or advisor-approved course.

 

IMPORTANT:  Students will need to satisfy one of the following focus areas (7 credits hours’ total).

 Table 2 - EE FOCUS AREA COURSES

Focus Area Focus Electives Focus Lab Electives
Power Systems
  1. ENEE 4720 - Power System Analysis
  2. Any one of the following:

Power Simulation Lab
(ENEE 4720L)

Communications
  1. Analog Communications (4750)
  2. Any one of the following:

Analog
Communication Lab
(ENEE 4750L)

Microelectronics
  1. Advanced Electronics (ENEE 3770)
  2. Any one of the following:

Advanced Electronics
Lab (ENEE 3770L)

For the 2015 BSEE Curriculum click here