Sep 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Electrical Engineering B.S.


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Program Director

Dr. Sheila Ross
Office: S-300
Phone: (414) 277-2381
Email: ross@msoe.edu

EE Study-abroad Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Bonniwell
Office: L-342
Phone: (414) 277-7345
Email: bonniwell@msoe.edu

AAS-EET to BSEE Transfer Track Coordinator

Dr. Robert Strangeway
Office: S-357
Phone: (414) 277-7311
Email: strangew@msoe.edu

 

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 Technische Hochschule Lübeck (THL) 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 THL. 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 THL 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 MA 136 MA 137 MA 231  or MA 2314 MA 232  or MA 2323 MA 235 MA 262 MA 383 , GS 1001 , GS 1002 , GS 1003 , PH 2011 

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.

Student Outcomes

In support of the program objectives, graduates of the program will have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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

View Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Electrical Engineering Model Full-time Traditional Track - V16.2


Year One


Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Two


Total: 13 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Three


Total: 12 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 14 credits

Total: 16 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 15 credits

Year Four


Fall


Total: 14 lecture hours - 7 lab hours - 17 credits

Winter


  • EE 408 - Senior Design Project II 3 credits
  • Elective1 (Technical) 3 credits
  • Elective1 (Technical) 3 credits
  • Elective1 (HU/SS) 3 credits
  • Elective1 (HU/SS) 3 credits
Total: 14 lecture hours - 3 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


Total: 14 lecture hours - 3 lab hours - 15 credits

Notes:


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 1220 - Microeconomics or BA 2222 - Macroeconomics can be used as a substitute for BA 2220.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering Track V16.2A (German Study-abroad Program, Originating at MSOE)


Year One at MSOE


Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Two at MSOE


Year Three at THL


Fall Semester


Total: 25 lecture hours - 5 lab hours - 4 credits

Spring Semester


Total: 21 lecture hours - 8 lab hours - 6 credits

Year Four at MSOE


Notes:


The 3 credits of elective subjects must be taken as follows:

  • 3 credits of program-approved math or science elective

2 BA 1220  - Microeconomics or BA 2222  - Macroeconomics can be used as a substitute for BA 2220 .

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering Track V16.2B (German Study-abroad Program, Originating at THL)


Year Three at THL


Fall Semester


Total: 20 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 0 credits

Spring Semester


Total: 19 lecture hours - 7 lab hours - 6 credits

Year Four at MSOE


Fall


Total: 12 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 13 credits

Winter


Total: 15 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 0 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Notes:


The 6 credits of elective subjects must be taken as follows:

  • 6 credits of approved humanities (HU)

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering Track V16.2C (AAS-EET to BSEE, Full Time)


Year One


Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 16 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 16 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 18 credits

Year Two


Total: 14 lecture hours - 9 lab hours - 18 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 7 lab hours - 18 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 7 lab hours - 17 credits

Year Three


Fall Quarter


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Notes:


Students with high school chemistry may enroll in CH 200 .

The 15 credits of elective subjects must be taken as follows:

  • 6 credits of humanities (HU).
  • 6 credits of approved EE program technical electives (Additional electrical engineering program technical electives may be required if certain courses specified by MSOE are not fulfilled at the AAS-EET institution)
  • 3 credits of program-approved math or science elective.

Students with PH 2011  or equivalent may enroll in EE 3050 .

4 MA 232  may be required for students based on their transfer courses. Consult with an AAS-EET to BSEE academic advisor.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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