The electrical engineering program (BSEE) at MSOE places a very strong emphasis on design, applications and experience-based learning through laboratory experimentation. The laboratory is a great place to work out the details of your understanding of the theory. Consequently, the BSEE program at MSOE prepares its graduates for successful entry into the engineering profession, as well as for graduate school.
There are multiple curriculum tracks for the BSEE program at MSOE. One track provides BSEE students the opportunity to study-abroad in their junior year at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, Germany. This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who is thinking about a career path that involves the global economy and viewpoint. All instruction is in English. Students will receive two degrees: one from MSOE and one from the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. Students will graduate on schedule, if they stay on track in the EE Curriculum.
Electrical engineering students wishing to participate in the study-abroad program at Lübeck University of Applied Sciences must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the Winter Quarter of their sophomore year and be in good academic standing at the end of Winter and Spring Quarters of their sophomore year. In addition, all of the following courses must be completed by the end of the Spring Quarter of the sophomore Year: EE 1910, EE 2050, EE 2060, EE 2070, EE 3050 or EE 3051B, EE 3102 or EE 3111, MA 136, MA 137, MA 231, MA 235, MA 232, MA 3620 or MA 262, MA 383, GS 1001 or EN 131, GS 1002 or EN 132, GS 1003 or EN 241, PH 2011 or PH 2010.
Qualified transfer students may also enter the program using the AAS-EET to BSEE transfer plan. This curriculum track is designed to allow AAS graduates of electrical engineering technology programs from colleges with which MSOE holds transfer agreements, to transfer efficiently into the BSEE program.
Program Educational Objectives
The electrical engineering program is preparing graduates to attain the following objectives within a few years of graduation:
Be productive and successful in their chosen career field by assuming greater degrees of responsibility and/or assuming leadership roles.
Actively participate in the affairs of their profession and continue with their professional development.
In support of the program objectives, graduates of the program will have:
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
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.
An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
An ability to communicate effectively.
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
A knowledge of contemporary issues.
An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Electrical Engineering Cooperative Education Program
Cooperative education is designed to integrate classroom study with planned and supervised work experiences. The co-op program offers students an opportunity to gain industrial experience as part of their formal education. Co-op students are employed in technical capacities in a variety of companies. The co-op program is optional, and co-op positions are not guaranteed. Positions are awarded at the discretion of the employer after a competitive interviewing process.
Requirements for Electrical Engineering Co-op Program
Will consist of 3 segments consisting of two consecutive quarters with summers counting as a quarter
Must have full-time student status in the electrical engineering program at MSOE
Will begin after the completion of the sophomore academic year
Cannot be on probation after the completion of the sophomore academic year
If either the employer or the student do not wish to engage in the 2nd or 3rd co-op sequence the student may seek to complete the co-op experience with another employer
If the student drops out of the co-op program for any reason, whether due to his/her own decision or that of the employer, no adjustment of when courses are offered will be made to accommodate the student
1 The 30 credits of elective subjects in the electrical engineering program must be taken as follows:
6 credits of humanities (HU)
6 credits of social science (SS)
3 credits of humanities (HU) or social science (SS)
12 credits of approved EE program technical electives
3 credits of approved math or science elective
2 BA 1221, Microeconomics can be used as a substitute for BA 2220.
Students in Air Force ROTC may make the following course substitutions: the course combination AF 4141/AF 4142 for SS 455 (a social science elective), AF 4143 for technical elective, and the course sequence AF 3131/AF 3132/AF 3133 for EE 3214. Additional AF courses cannot be used to satisfy any electrical engineering requirements.