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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The bachelor of science in electrical engineering is built on fundamental concepts of circuits, electronics, devices, signal processing, controls, electromagnetics and power. Ample opportunity is available to explore these areas in more detail in upper level electives, as well as during hands-on experience in labs and design teams.
Our bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering consists of 128 credit hours. As a freshman, you will be admitted into the Freshman Engineering Program (FEP), but you can choose an electrical engineering preference. If you choose this route, you may qualify for freshmen scholarships within the department. You will be admitted to the electrical engineering program after completing the freshman year requirements.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) developed this handbook to assist you with the electrical engineering program. We provide the names of professors and administrators that you can contact. We also summarize information available in other Missouri S&T documents and provide web addresses where you can find more information.
As an engineering freshman, you'll work toward completing common freshman year courses while acquiring information to help you determine a major and career. During the first two or three semesters on campus, you will take a set of courses that are required by all engineering departments. After successfully completing the freshman engineering requirements, you'll formally apply for admission to the electrical engineering department. Admission is nearly automatic if you've completed these requirements.
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You can obtain a bachelor of science degree in both electrical and computer engineering in about one extra semester.
If you are interested in obtaining a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, consider entering the accelerated BS/MS program that allows you to complete both degrees in less time and at less expense.
Minors and Emphasis Areas
Our one minor and six different emphasis areas help you focus on your interests and career goals. Complete 15 credit hours of approved courses to establish a minor and/or at least three (3 credit hour courses) with one of those courses being a 4000 level course in that area to complete an emphasis.
Automation engineering is cross-disciplinary between chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering and involves controlling a manufacturing process. This minor is of interest to many companies involved in the manufacturing of a wide range of products including food, beverage, chemicals, petro-chemicals, steel, aluminum, tires, automobiles, and semiconductors.
Courses provide study of basic electrical devices - energy sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, and transistors - and their interconnection in operational networks. Circuits design and analysis techniques are covered with both analog and digital applications.
Courses are offered in digital logic, digital hardware and microprocessor systems. Other studies are available for learning embedded computer systems, computer architecture, integrated circuits, computational intelligence, networks and software engineering, and software security and reliability.
Courses emphasize the design and application of circuits and systems to automatically monitor and regulate devices, machines and processes. Advanced technologies using digital control, intelligent processing, neural networks and programmable logic controllers are included in the courses.
Courses provide instruction in the interaction, propagation, and transmission of high-frequency waves and signals through space and in conductors. Topics include grounding and shielding, antennas, microwaves and systems.
Courses provide study of solid-state materials, electronic devices, and optoelectronics. Applications include microfabrication, telecommunications, computing, instrumentation, lasers and fiber optics, sensing and smart technologies.