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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (Program Description)

Total Electrical Engineering Credits: 120


The Electrical Engineering program is directed towards the practical use of scientific, engineering, and technical principles to meet the objectives of industry, business, government, and the public. Underlying the programs is a recognition that the impact of technology upon the quality of life is increasing and that the proper application of technology is critical to meeting current, emerging human needs, and working with regional industries to develop and increase technically knowledgeable human resources.

The basic required program of instruction in fundamental theory and laboratory practice is balanced by abroad range of electives in such fields as control systems, renewable energy, and electrodynamics. The students, with the counsel and guidance of faculty advisors, design their electives program around their own special interest.

The mission of the program in Electrical Engineering is to provide innovative teaching, research and service and prepare problem solvers, creative thinkers and researchers with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competitive background focused on the core of electrical engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates are expected to be prepared with a solid and competitive foundation focusing on the state-of-the art advances in the specialized concentration area. Graduates are expected to be known for their accomplishments and attain the following within a few years of graduation.

  • Demonstrate competency in developing solutions in a specialized area of electrical and/or computer engineering either individually or through interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate success in technical or business activities through engineering ability, communication, professional, and ethical skills and knowledge.
  • Be distinguished high-in demand engineering professionals as innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Demonstrate professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity.

Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the electrical engineering program should possess the following:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering

College Skills (1) & Co-Curricular

All majors are required to complete an approved internship/professional experience prior to graduation.

General Education (38)

Click here to view the complete list of General Education offerings. The State of Florida requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of general education for the baccalaureate degree. The following are required for the B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Arts and Humanities (3-6)

Students in Electrical Engineering must take 9 credits total from each of the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Three credits are required in American History (Social Sciences) so three or six may come from Arts and Humanities.

Social Sciences (3-6)

Students in Electrical Engineering must take 9 credits total from each of the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Three credits are required in American History (Social Sciences) so an additional three may come from the selection below or students may elect to take six credits from Arts and Humanities.

Concentrations (12)

Student choose 12 credits from one concentration area.

Advanced Topics

Complete 12 credits from courses in any electrical engineering concentration, electrical engineering electives, technical/science electives, or any combination of these.

Control Systems


Renewable Energy

Capstone Design Sequence (6)