Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department Chair: Dr. Mary B. Vollaro, Professor

   
Degree Programs  
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Cybersecurity Engineering

Overview

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering delivers degree programs in electrical and computer engineering with several concentrations available to customize the degree. 

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 courses in concentration areas such as renewable energy, control systems, and autonomous vehicles. The students, with the counsel and guidance of faculty mentors, design their concentration program around their own special interest.

The program in computer engineering encompasses a range of disciplines including engineering, science, and mathematics. The program educates students in the fundamental core of computer engineering and its cutting-edge, high-impact areas. Through consultation with faculty mentors, students in the program choose from concentrations such as robotics, autonomous vehicles, machine intelligence, and embedded systems.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts the degree program, Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering, through collaboration with the Computer Science Department. 

The B.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering prepares engineers to be cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to conceptualize, design, engineer, and implement all components of a cyber-physical, network system. The program encompasses computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, engineering, science, and mathematics. Graduates with this degree will be valuable in government, military, and private sector, and will have a solid foundation to pursue advanced study in computer science, or electrical, computer, or cybersecurity engineering at the graduate level.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

See Program Description  for full curriculum and additional details.

Florida Common Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering

Students who started as freshman at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM X045 - Chemistry 1 & CHM X045L

  • or CHM X045C

  • or CHS X440/X440L(1)

  • or CHS X440/CHM X045L(1)

MAC X311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1

  • or MAC X281

MAC X311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

  • or MAC X282

MAC X313 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

  • or MAC X282   

MAP X302 - Differential Equations

  • or MAP X305

 PHY X048 - Physics 1

  • or PHY X048C

  • or PHY X043/X048L

  • or PHY X053/X053L

PHY X049 - Physics 2

  • or PHY X049C

  • or PHY X044/X049L

  • or PHY X054/X054L

EEL 3111c - Circuits 1

or EELX111/X117L

  • EEL 3112c - Circuits 2

(1)  CHS440 only if the course is 4 credit hours including lab

Academic Learning Compact: Electrical Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Electrical Engineering Degree, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

X

 

 

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

 

X

 

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

 

 

X

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

 

X

 

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

 

 

X

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

X

 

 

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

X

 

Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering

See Program Description  for full curriculum and additional details.

Florida Common Prerequisites: Computer Engineering

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM 2045/2045L

  • or CHM X045C
  • or CHS X440/X440L(1)
  • or CHS X440/CHMX045L

& COP 2271

& EEL 3111C

  • or EEL X111/X117L

& EEL 3112C

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& MAP 2302

  • or MAP X305

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C
  • or PHY X043/X048L
  • or PHY X053/X053L

& PHY 2049/2049L

  • or PHY X049C
  • or PHY X044/X049L
  • or PHY X054/X054L
(1)  With consent of instructor

Academic Learning Compact: Computer Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Computer Engineering or Cybersecurity Engineering Degrees, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

X

 

 

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

 

X

 

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

 

 

X

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

 

X

 

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

 

 

X

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

X

 

 

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

X

 

Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Engineering

See Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Engineering (Program Description) for full curriculum and additional details.

Florida Common Prerequisites:Cybersecurity Engineering

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • CHM 2045 Chemistry 1  Credits: 3

  • CHM 2045L Chemistry 1 Laboratory  Credits: 1

  • COP 2271 Introduction to Computation and Programming  Credits: 3

  • EEL 3111 Circuits1  Credits: 4

  • EEL 3112C Circuits 2  Credits: 3

  • MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1  Credits: 4

  • MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2  Credits: 4

  • MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3  Credits: 4

  • MAP 2302 Differential Equations  Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048 Physics 1  Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048L Physics 1 Laboratory  Credits: 1

  • PHY 2049 Physics 2  Credits: 3

  • PHY 2049L Physics 2 Laboratory  Credits: 1

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM 2045/2045L

  • or CHM X045C
  • or CHS X440/X440L(1)
  • or CHS X440/CHMX045L

& COP 2271

& EEL 3111C

  • or EEL X111/X117L

& EEL 3112C

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& MAP 2302

  • or MAP X305

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C
  • or PHY X043/X048L
  • or PHY X053/X053L

& PHY 2049/2049L

  • or PHY X049C
  • or PHY X044/X049L
  • or PHY X054/X054L
(1)  With consent of instructor

Academic Learning Compact: Cybersecurity Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity Engineering Degree, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

X

 

 

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

 

X

 

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

 

 

X

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

 

X

 

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

 

 

X

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

X

 

 

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

X

 

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