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Electrical Engineering, B.S.


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Program Director

Dr. Steven Holland
Office: L-340
Phone: (414) 277-7376
Email: holland@msoe.edu

EE Study Abroad Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Bonniwell
Office: L-335
Phone: (414) 277-7345
Email: bonniwell@msoe.edu

AAS-EET to BSEE Transfer Coordinator

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

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in 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.

The traditional four-year map of the BSEE program begins with an introduction to electrical engineering and a programming course along with important tools of EE: calculus, physics, and college writing. The curriculum flows naturally from there to the advanced EE applications courses, electives, and the year-long senior design experience.

There are additional curriculum maps (paths) within the BSEE program at MSOE. Qualified students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS-EET) degree from colleges with which MSOE holds articulation agreements can transfer efficiently into the BSEE program.

Another curriculum map provides MSOE 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 bachelor of science degrees: one from MSOE and one from THL. Students will graduate in four years if they follow the EE curriculum map.

Program Educational Objectives

The electrical engineering program prepares 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

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

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Electrical Engineering, B.S. Version S1


Year One


Fall


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

Spring


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

Year Two


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 14 credits

Year Three


Fall


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

Year Four


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring


Total: 13 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 107 lecture hours - 30 lab hours - 125 credits


Notes:


*Courses with an asterisk are used to calculate the student’s major GPA. If an EECS course is chosen for a free or technical elective, it will count toward the student’s major GPA.

See The Raider Core  page for details on the general education program and Common Learning Outcomes (CLOs). See the full list of courses covering CLOs  for the Electrical Engineering program.

1Three Raider Core electives (9 credits total) are required from the HSC department. These courses are selected from an approved course listing such that all of the following Common Learning Outcomes are completed: one course to address Exhibit Curiosity , one course to address Embrace Diversity , and one course to address Demonstrate Ethical Understanding (PHL 3101 , PHL 3102 , or PHL 3103 ).

2One Raider Core elective (3 credits) is required from the HSC, Mathematics, or Physics and Chemistry departments. This course is selected from an approved course listing  such that one of the following Common Learning Outcomes is completed: Collaborate Successfully, Exhibit Curiosity, Think Critically, Demonstrate Ethical Understanding, or Embrace Diversity

3Four electives (12 credits total) are to be selected according to the following definitions:

  • EECS Technical Elective: a 4000-level EECS course selected from the list of approved courses maintained by the EE program. A minimum of two EECS Technical Electives are required.
  • Technical Elective: a 2000-level or higher course in an engineering discipline, physics, or mathematics area that is not already required as part of the EE program. One Technical Elective is required.
  • Free Elective: any course offered at MSOE that is not already required by the EE program and that is not on the free elective exclusion list maintained by the EE program. One Free Elective is required.
  • If an EECS course is chosen for a free or technical elective, it will count toward the student’s major GPA.

Electrical Engineering, B.S. Version S1A (German Study Abroad Program, MSOE students)


This map is taken by MSOE EE students who participate in the study abroad program and enroll at Technische Hochschule Lübeck (THL) in Lübeck, Germany, for the entire third year of the EE program.  

Electrical engineering students interested in participating in the study abroad program at THL must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the Fall Semester of their second year and be in good academic standing at the end of Spring Semester of their second year. In addition, all of the following courses must be completed by the end of the Spring Semester of the second year: MTH 1110, MTH 1120, MTH 2140, MTH 2130, MTH 2480, PHY 1110, PHY 1120, ELE 1601, ELE 2001, ELE 2011, ELE 3101, ELE 2610, and CPE 1500.

Year One


Fall


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

Spring


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

Year Two


Fall


Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 14 credits

Year Three


MSOE students attend THL for the entire third year. 

Fall (at THL)


Total: 18 lecture hours - 10 lab hours - 23 credits

Spring (at THL)


Total: 19 lecture hours - 12 lab hours - 25 credits

Year Four


Fall


Total: 12 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 17 credits

Spring


Total: 13 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Program Total: 118 lecture hours - 46 lab hours - 144 credits


Notes:


*Courses with asterisks are used to calculate the student’s major GPA. If an EECS course is chosen for the free elective, it will count toward the student’s major GPA.

4 For the German Study Abroad program, one course (3 credits) is required that satisfies the Common Learning Outcome Demonstrate Ethical Understanding. See the full list of courses covering CLOs  for the Electrical Engineering-THL Exchange program.

5 For the German Study Abroad program, students originating at MSOE and attending THL during the third year satisfy the Technical Elective and one of the EECS Technical Elective requirements while at THL. As a result, two remaining electives (6 credits total) are required are to be selected according to the following definitions:

  • EECS Technical Elective: a 4000-level EECS course selected from the list of approved courses maintained by the EE program. A minimum of one EECS Technical Elective is required.
  • Free Elective: any course offered at MSOE that is not already required by the EE program and that is not on the free elective exclusion list maintained by the EE program. One Free Elective is required. If an EECS course is chosen for the free elective, it will count toward the student’s major GPA.

Additional courses are taken at THL to fulfill THL’s degree requirements, resulting in 144 credits.

Electrical Engineering, B.S. Version S1B (German Study Abroad Program, THL Students)


This map is taken by THL EE students who participate in the study abroad program and enroll at MSOE for their fourth year plus a summer. THL students will transfer in 71 total credits for the first two years.

Year Three


Fall (at THL)


Spring (at THL)


Year Four


Fall (at MSOE)


Total: 12 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring (at MSOE)


Total: 14 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Summer (at MSOE)


Total: 1 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 3 credits

Program total: 155 credits


Notes:


4 For the German Study Abroad program, one course (3 credits) is required that satisfies the Common Learning Outcome Demonstrate Ethical Understanding.

6 For the German Study Abroad program, THL-originating students are required to take four electives (12 credits total) while at MSOE. The elective definitions below are satisfied through three specified courses, and one student-selected course according to the following definitions and guidelines:

  • EECS Technical Elective: a 4000-level EECS course selected from the list of approved courses maintained by the EE program. A minimum of two EECS Technical Electives are required, one of which must be an approved image processing course.
  • Technical Elective: a 2000-level or higher course in an engineering discipline, physics, or mathematics area that is not already required as part of the EE program. This requirement is satisfied by EGR 6110.
  • Free Elective: any course offered at MSOE that is not already required by the EE program and that is not on the free elective exclusion list maintained by the EE program. This requirement is satisfied by BUS 2510 .

Electrical Engineering, B.S. Version S1C (AAS-EET to BSEE Transfer)


This map is taken by students who completed an AAS-EET degree at an institution with which MSOE has a formal articulation agreement.

Year One


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


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

Year Two


Fall


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

Spring


Total: 13 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Three


Fall


Total: 12 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 65 lecture hours - 20 lab hours - 78 credits


Notes:


*Courses with asterisks are used to calculate the student’s major GPA.

7 Four courses are required to satisfy the Raider Core Electives and their associated Common Learning Outcomes (CLO).

8 For the AAS-EET to BSEE map, certain transfer-approved courses taken at the two-year college nominally satisfy the Free Elective and Technical Elective requirements. Thus, two remaining electives (6 credits total) are required that satisfy the EECS Technical Elective definition:

  • EECS Technical Elective: a 4000-level EECS course selected from the list of approved courses maintained by the EE program. Two EECS Technical Electives are required.​​​​​​​

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