Electrical Engineering, B.S.

The BS in  Electrical Engineering will admit new students beginning in Fall 2020.  Transfer students can be admitted as early as Fall 2021, and students transferring 45 or more credits should consult with Dr. Sangho Park to discuss their prior coursework.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree (BSEE) will recruit students from within the State of Connecticut, and the geographical region.  The affordability and accessibility of CCSU will allow a diverse population to gain greater earning potential that will in turn promote economic growth.

The core requirements of the proposed BS in Electrical Engineering are standard in the School of Engineering, Science, and Technology.  The Electrical Engineering program will build upon two other engineering programs within the School of Engineering, Science, and Technology: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

The educational goals of any engineering field include the awareness of societal impacts and individual responsibility. The decisions made during the practice of engineering can have far-reaching effects on the safety, health, and welfare of the population served and its environment.  Given the emphasis on ethical conduct and responsibility to the larger community, the proposed program will advance and extend the graduate’s contribution to civic life in Connecticut’s communities.

The BSEE Program will seek accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET).  

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Program:
1.are technically proficient in the theory and practice of electrical engineering.
2.are effective communicators.
3.collaborate as members of multidisciplinary teams.
4.understand and demonstrate the need to continue learning throughout their professional careers.
5.understand the responsibility an engineer bears to society and are characterized by high standards of ethics and professionalism.

The B.S. in Electrical Engineering Program has the following Learning Outcomes:
1.an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2.an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3.an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4.an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5.an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6.an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7.an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 

Admission Requirements:

• Students must be ready to enroll in Calculus I (MATH 152). This requirement can be met by any of the following:

  • Earning both a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Mathematics score of 620 or higher and a grade of B or better in a two-semester high school pre-calculus or calculus course. 
  • Earning a score of 3 or better on the Calculus AB or Calculus BC Advancement Placement exam.
  • Earning a sufficiently high score on CCSU's Mathematics Placement Exam
  •  Credit transfer from an accredited two-year of four-year higher education institution of a Pre-Calculus course and a Trigonometry course with grades of C- or higher, or a combined Trigonometry/Pre-calculus course with a grade of C- or higher, or a Calculus course with a grade of C- or higher. (subject to equivalency evaluation of the courses).
  • CT Community College students who successfully complete the full "Engineering Science" program and earn their Associates Degree will be automatically admitted to the Electrical Engineering program. 

Major Requirements (61 credits)

Required Courses

EE 101Electric Circuits I

3

EE 201Electric Circuits II

3

EE 212Fundamentals of Logic Design

3

CET 301Signals and Systems

3

EE 312Computer Systems

3

EE 313Electric Energy Engineering I

3

EE 323Electric Energy Engineering II

3

EE 324Control Systems I

3

EE 330Electromagnetics

3

EE 333Electric Machines and Motors I

3

EE 343Electric Machines and Motors II

3

EE 351Analog Circuit Design

3

EE 352Signal Processing and Pattern Analysis

3

EE 353Energy Storage Systems

3

EE 363Renewable Energy

3

EE 401Random Signals and Systems

3

EE 424Control Systems II

3

EE 430RF Communications

3

EE 497Capstone I

2

EE 498Capstone II

2

Related Major Requirements (22 credits)

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering

3

ENGR 240Computational Methods for Engineering

3

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

MATH 222Calculus III

4

MATH 226Linear Algebra and Probability for Engineers

4

MATH 355Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications

4

Study Area I (6 credits)

Literature

PHIL 144Moral Issues

3

Study Area II (6 credits)

History

ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics

3

Study Area III (6 credits)

Study Area IV (8 credits)

PHYS 125University Physics I

4

PHYS 126University Physics II

4

Skill Area I (6 credits)

WRT 105Enhanced Introduction to College Writing

3

or

WRT 110Introduction to College Writing

3

ENGR 290Engineering Technical Writing and Presentation

3

Skill Area II (8 credits)

MATH 152Calculus I

4

MATH 221Calculus II

4

Skill Area III

Skill Area IV (2 credits)

PE 144College Wellness

2

Total Credit Hours: 125